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Re: Music Notation on the Web

From: <jussi.kalliokoski@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 18:55:52 +0200
Message-ID: <4d065019.9104df0a.5579.ffffb290@mx.google.com>
To: "Tom White \(MMA\)" <lists@midi.org>,public-xg-audio@w3.org
I believe Michael ment that DAWs and such can't present MIDI as notes just like that but instead have to implement often complex and varying algorithms to do this. Thus creating varying representations of the same MIDI data. 

Best regards,
Jussi Kalliokoski,
Web Developer,
Aldebaran

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----- Reply message -----
From: "Tom White \(MMA\)" <lists@midi.org>
To: <public-xg-audio@w3.org>
Subject: Music Notation on the Web
Date: Mon, Dec 13, 2010 6:19 pm
Michael,

>>>> I believe 
you will find that DAWs that support notation all add additional private data 
beyond what is in MIDI to make it work. I believe the same is true for 
Band-in-a-Box, as well as for keyboard vendors who add their own proprietary 
extensions to MIDI for on-screen notation display. 

I 
don't think that is true... to my knowledge all DAWs and al Digital Pianos with 
on-screen notation can display notation from plain old MIDI files. No extensions 
or additional private data is needed.

But 
that said, I do understand that MIDI is not an equivalent solution to 
MusicXML.

And if 
Roger had said he wanted to know why the formatting was incorrect when using 
MusicXML, I would not have even mentioned MIDI.

- 
TW
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