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Re: ACTION-33: MIDI charter proposal

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:13:05 -0500
Message-ID: <4F4E94E1.4030508@w3.org>
To: "Tom White (MMA)" <lists@midi.org>
CC: public-audio@w3.org, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

This looks good to me, and since it also looks good to Tom White from 
MMA,  if we don't hear any other feedback within the next week, I will 
create a draft of the charter that incorporates Chris' wording for the 
MIDI API deliverable, and start the process of W3C team and member review.



On 2/28/12 5:08 PM, Tom White (MMA) wrote:
> Looks good to me, at first review.
> Tom White
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* Chris Wilson [mailto:cwilso@google.com]
>     My goal in proposing a MIDI API was to provide the web platform's
>     analog to CoreMIDI on MacOS/iOS, or the Windows MIDI api. Here's a
>     proposal for charter proposal text:
>           MIDI Device Communication
>     Some user agents have connected music devices, such as synthesizers,
>     keyboard controllers and drum machines. The widely adopted MIDI
>     protocol enables electronic musical instruments, controllers and
>     computers to communicate and synchronize with each other. MIDI does
>     not transmit audio signals: instead, it sends event messages about
>     musical notes, controller signals for parameters such as volume,
>     vibrato and panning, cues and clock signals to set the tempo, and
>     system-specific MIDI communications (e.g. to remotely store
>     synthesizer-specific patch data). Additionally, MIDI has become a
>     standard for show control, lighting and special effects control.
>     This deliverable defines an API supporting the MIDI protocol and
>     MIDI device input and output selection. This API should be defined
>     at such a level as to enable non-music MIDI applications as well as
>     music ones.
>     -Chris
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