(54) INFORMATION PLAYBACK APPARATUS
(75) Inventors: Yoichi Yamada, Saitama-ken (JP);
Tomohiko Kimura, Saitama-ken (JP);
Koichiro Sakata, Saitama-ken (JP);
Takeaki Funada, Saitama-ken (JP);
Hiroyuki Isobe, Saitama-ken (JP);
Junichi Takagaki, Saitama-ken (JP);
Tetsuya Kikuchi, Saitama-ken (JP); Gen
Inoshita, Tokyo (JP); Ko Atsumi, Tokyo
(73) Assignee: Pioneer Corporation, Tokyo (JP)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 0 days.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/401,327
(22) Filed: Apr. 11, 2006
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2006/0181968 Al Aug. 17, 2006
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 10/150,995, filed on May 21, 2002, now Pat. No. 7,042,814.
(30) Foreign Application Priority Data
May 21, 2001 (JP) 2001 -150928
(51) Int. CI.
G11B 21/08 (2006.01)
G11B 7/08 (2006.01)
G10H 7/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 369/30.27; 369/30.26; 84/605;
* cited by examiner
Primary Examiner (74) Attorney,
An information playback apparatus is provided to obtain editing effects using an optical disc in the same sense as an analog record disc is manipulated. An audio editing apparatus for playing back an optical disc such as a CD is provided with a rotatable jog dial, detecting device for detecting the amount of rotation of the jog dial, and sensing device for sensing the presence or absence of a pressing force on the jog dial. When the jog dial is rotated while being depressed with a predetermined pressing force, processing for providing sound effects is performed on the playback data to be played back from the optical disc in response to the amount of rotation detected by the detecting device. It is thereby possible to provide the same feeling of operation as provided by rotating an analog record disc through hand operations to produce playback sounds.
20 Claims, 13 Drawing Sheets