XJ believes that music is human. Yet, we seek to innovate what’s possible. XJ is a patented system, a new algorithmic medium, cultivating a new school of cutting-edge musicians putting it to work.

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Team

Charney Kaye

Founder. Product & Software Lead.

Lifelong hacker, computer programmer, and electronic music producer who has been passionate about the realization of XJ music for over two decades.

Jamal Whitaker

Co-founder. Content & Music Manager.

SF-based music producer and student of sociology who has collaborated with hip-hop legends, drawing upon lifelong experience in African and Brazilian drum circles to deliver unique beats from diverse styles.

Mark C. Stewart

Co-founder. Music Director.

NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, session musician, and composer. Raised by classical musicians and schooled at Berklee College of Music, Mark seeks out common threads in all musical language.

Ian Hersey

Co-founder. Music Director.

Audio engineer and musician living in Brooklyn, NY. He has mixed or produced almost a hundred records, for artists including Lip Talk, Nasimiyu, Twinsmith, Sun Parade, And the Kids, Super Yamba Band, and Superhuman Happiness. He has a washer/dryer and cooks Sichaun food.

Advisors

Philip Z. Kimball

Trademark & Copyright Law.

Lifelong musician who brings over a decade of litigation experience ranging from prosecuting consumer protection to copyright of musical property.

Michael J. Feigin

Patent Law.

Received extensive training from patent attorneys and veterans of the AT&T patent department, with over 150 patents issued including software and technology patents, medical patents, mechanical patents, some electrical patents, and other fields includes chemical and design.

Dave Cole

Music Strategy.

NYC-based multi-instrumentalist, session musician and producer. Schooled at Berklee College of Music, Dave is relentless in the pursuit of excellence.

U.S. Patent 10,446,126

US Patent 10,446,126 describes a technology that creates unique, never-ending musical compositions. This technology could transform music production and consumption, particularly in the digital space.

What it is: This technology system generates unique, endless music compositions. It uses a library of partial musical documents and groups of audio samples provided by musicians. The technology uses this content to generate new, never-repeating musical compositions.

How it works: The technology starts by reading a library of musical content. It creates a new chain (a series of musical segments) from this content. It selects sequences (partial musical compositions) and matches them with appropriate instruments (groups of audio samples). Then it uses algorithms to determine the final arrangement and modulation (changes in pitch and tone) of the source audio to create a stream of unique audio data. This process can create an unlimited number of segments, each building and evolving from the preceding segments.

What it’s for: This system could be used in a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) to enable artists to create endless musical compositions. Unlike a traditional static record which plays from beginning to end finitely, these compositions would perpetually change and evolve without ever repeating the same musical output. It opens up new possibilities for creating and experiencing music, with potential applications for live streaming, music-sharing platforms, and even music therapy.

In essence, this technology leverages partial musical compositions, instrument samples, and mathematical algorithms to create an ongoing, unique musical experience.