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Re: Chords in the MIDI API?

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:46:15 -0800
Message-ID: <CAJK2wqW=T4FWeHx61_aB+kLaRD=FPh-iMdKie=t8T4H8Ga5fcQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Ingram <j.ingram@netcologne.de>
Cc: public-audio@w3.org
Given the large number of potential descriptions of chords (particularly
complex chords), that seems like a pretty advanced scenario - particularly
with the time component you mention.  I'd expect that to be analyzed in a
Javascript library.

On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 2:28 PM, James Ingram <j.ingram@netcologne.de> wrote:

> I'm wondering if, for convenience, Chords could become part of the MIDI
> API.
> ChordOns would simply be a list of NoteOns which are conceptually
> synchronous (received or sent within a very short time span). Similarly
> with ChordOffs.
> My experimental AssistantPerformer [1] software uses a span of 12ms to
> collect input NoteOns and NoteOffs into such packages. These are much
> easier to program with than single notes.
> As I remember, I arrived at 12ms by trial and error, so this obviously
> needs discussing. Has anyone got a better idea of where the threshold
> should be? Maybe it should also be exposed in the API?
> all the best,
> James
> p.s. I'd like to add that I am currently working on a cleaner and leaner
> version of my software, which I'm hoping to publish as open source software
> soon. The patch editor has gone, but the notation and performance software
> have been enhanced.
> [1] http://james-ingram-act-two.**de/moritz/**
> moritzAssistantPerformer.html<http://james-ingram-act-two.de/moritz/moritzAssistantPerformer.html>
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