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Re: Comments on draft MIDI API

From: TJ <zoomclub@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:18:16 -0500
Cc: Adam Goode <agoode@google.com>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-audio@w3.org
Message-Id: <4E8EE2EB-73E7-47D4-BBD7-0BBEF3765C59@gmail.com>
To: Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
How are microtonal scales being supported? 

One would hope that the W3C will build an API worthy of all world music, see all the Scala scales available :

http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/

Oh, yeah, using pitchbend messages is poor way to handle this. The MMA has worked out the right way to do this in their tuning spec eons ago. Its likely the opportune time to support it.

Thom


On 2012-06-26, at 1:43 PM, Jussi Kalliokoski wrote:

> I've made a few changes based on the feedback [1]. I didn't yet add any events to the MIDIAccess interface, I'll need to think more about what events it should have and what don't make sense in the context of web apps.
> 
> I'm also thinking about changing the MIDIMessage into a dictionary as Dom originally suggested. Dom, wouldn't it actually mean that for example with sendMIDIMessage(MIDIMessage msg); you could use an EcmaScript Object that would have those properties instead of it having to be an actual instance of a MIDIMessage? I can see added ease of use in this, but then again, it's used in the MIDIEvent as well, so it's a bit problematic.
> 
> Cheers,
> Jussi
> 
> [1] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/audio/rev/563ce3b94a68
> 
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