[X3D-Public] MIDI node was X3D for Web Authors Examples Archive, plus audio test scene of different sound formats

doug sanden highaspirations at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 11 07:18:43 PST 2013

>> We still largely think of MIDI as something related to music because it
>> proved so useful. But MIDI is so good at synchronizing events across complex
>> software applications and hardware devices, that I believe we have only seen
>> the beginning. When it comes to true 3D virtual life and augmented reality,
>> I simply cannot imagine these things very far into the future without proper
>> synchronization standards.
>> I recommend "MIDI Power!" second edition (Thomson 2006) by Robert Guerin
>> which include the MIDI 1.0 specification and much details. There is possibly
>> more recent work (re. HD-MIDI) but the above is an excellent primer.
>> Lauren
>> 3DNetProductions.com
> Q. could/should there be a special MIDI node? If so what would it look like / what kind of events would it produce / how would we use it?
> Hypotheses
> H0: there would be 52 boolean eventOuts representing different piano keys, and a url for the MIDI file.
> H1: 104 time eventOuts, 2 for each key representing pressed/released time
H2: just url, play and a new fieldtype MIDI for routing MIDI commands (10bits or use Int32). Then an abstract X3DInstrument node type, with a MIDI input field. 		 	   		  

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