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Question asked by mford on Nov 29, 2004
<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:st1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40"><head><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=US-ASCII"><meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 11 (filtered medium)"><!--[if !mso]><style>v:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}</style><![endif]--><title>RE: [vrf] RE: vrf: MIDI interface via VEE</title><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"/><o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="PersonName"/><!--[if !mso]><style>st1:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }</style><![endif]--><style><!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face     {font-family:Tahoma;     panose-1:2 11 6 4 3 5 4 4 2 4;} /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal     {margin:0in;     margin-bottom:.0001pt;     font-size:12.0pt;     font-family:"Times New Roman";}a:link, span.MsoHyperlink     {color:blue;     text-decoration:underline;}a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed     {color:blue;     text-decoration:underline;}p     {mso-margin-top-alt:auto;     margin-right:0in;     mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;     margin-left:0in;     font-size:12.0pt;     font-family:"Times New Roman";}span.EmailStyle18     {mso-style-type:personal-reply;     font-family:Arial;     color:navy;}@page Section1     {size:8.5in 11.0in;     margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;}div.Section1     {page:Section1;}--></style></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=blue><div class=Section1><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Bill,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Like so many of my colleagues in thisindustry, I am a frustrated musician who had to eventually give it all up andget a real job.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Fortunately, <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>was the beginning of my renaissance back. I was able to utilize my Electronicsand my Software experience to again create music.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>The addition of Digital Audio processinghas really capped it off, giving me the ability to create professional qualitysound in my home studio.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I know <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>is very complicated in its simplicity. I myself have a very complex system, utilizingup to 6 synthesizers.  I have experimented with most of all sequencers onthe market; from free ware to the expensive Pro stuff. In most cases, thelearning curve proved to be too cumbersome. In every case, I’ve run into problemswhere I would have liked to have more control over the process.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>I have always dreamed of creating a customSequencer. Rich’s email this morning reminded me of this. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><div><div class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><font size=3face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><hr size=2 width="100%" align=center tabindex=-1></span></font></div><p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> Drago, William@NARDAEAST [mailto:William.Drago@L-3com.com]
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, November 30, 20049:36 AM
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> VRF
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [vrf] RE: vrf: <st1:placew:st="on">MIDI</st1:place> interface via VEE</span></font><o:p></o:p></p></div><p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p><p><font size=2 color=navy face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>></span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Guys,</span></font><o:p></o:p></p><p><font size=2 color=navy face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>></span></font><st1:place w:st="on"><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>MIDI</span></font></st1:place><font size=2><spanstyle='font-size:10.0pt'> is too complicated. I'm using a kind of digitalinterface where I place my digits directly on the keyboard or strings. Theresults are amazing and you don't even need a computer!</span></font><o:p></o:p></p><p><font size=2 color=navy face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>></span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Allkidding aside, why on earth do you want to <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>from vee? There's plenty of cheap or even free software out there that willblow away anything you could write yourself in a reasonable amount of time.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p><p><font size=2 color=navy face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:navy'>></span></font><font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>-Bill</span></font><o:p></o:p></p><p><font size=2 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>>-----Original Message-----</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> From: <st1:PersonName w:st="on">Ford, Michael</st1:PersonName> [<a href="mailto:MFord@Generalmicrowave.com">mailto:MFord@Generalmicrowave.com</a>]</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Sent: Tuesday, November 30,2004 9:16 AM</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> To: VRF</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Cc: 'Richard Walker (E-mail)'</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Subject: [vrf] RE: vrf: <st1:placew:st="on">MIDI</st1:place> interface via VEE</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Shawn,</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> This question is of interestto me as well and I have come to </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> depend on your</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> advice so please let me giveyou some more details.</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>(Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a one or two </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Port serial</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> interface that talks directlyto musical synthesizers. It </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> sends "Note on"</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> "Note Off""Note Velocity"... etc type data.</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> The old school interfaceconnected directly to the game port </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> on the sound</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> card. Recently everyone ismoving to "USB to <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>".</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Michael Ford</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> I </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> -----Original Message-----</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> From: Shawn Fessenden [<ahref="mailto:shawn@testech-ltd.com">mailto:shawn@testech-ltd.com</a>] </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Sent: Tuesday, November 30,2004 9:03 AM</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> To: VRF</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Cc: 'Richard Walker (E-mail)'</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Subject: [vrf] RE: vrf: MIDIinterface via VEE</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> > Is there a way to sendcommands via a <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place> port on a computer?</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> VEE can access the MediaControl Interface in a variety of </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> ways. Whether or</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> not that will get you to whereyou want to go is another question.</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> Accessing a <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>port directly is most likely possible via </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> the inpout.dll or</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> peekpoke.dll or any otherhardware port helper. I don't know </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> the details of</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> <st1:place w:st="on">MIDI</st1:place>port hardware though - such as where it is, what's </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> attached to it &</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> soforth. If you've got a newerPC Intern reference around all </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> this will</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> probably be in there. Mine istoo old </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> -SHAWN-</span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
<font size=2><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>> </span></font>
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