MID - music format

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  1. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member
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    MIDI: 30 years old... almost ? The Register

    I like MID files for ringtones. Since they are so small, I can have a rather extensive library under 1MB. Plus a lot of them are free.

    I just wish they were readily available when my daughter skated.
    (You can't use vocals - and good versions of instrumental only rock were scarce)
     

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    I think you can build an instrument using a Midi keyboard and assign a vocal sample to that
     
  3. mikedt

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    Trouble with MIDI songs, unless you have a decent synth like Yamaha XG or something, it sounds awful and toy like IMO.
     
  4. Joelgp83

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    I'm actually surprised that most of the major softsynth makers (Yamaha, Roland, heck maybe Creative if they could actually make a true software soundfont synth) have never tried porting their synths to mobile devices.

    I mean, sure, it's not really a good idea to use sequencing software on a mobile device, but what about those who just want to listen? Currently, all we've got is the built-in craptastic Roland el cheapo synth on most phones, surely there would be a market for better sounding synths? We've got the horsepower.....:musicus:
     
  5. alostpacket

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  6. Joelgp83

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    I see, Android's latency isn't supposedly up to par for most realtime music apps.

    However, I see no problem with (and neither did the blog writer) playback-only synth programs working on Android. It should easily be possible for, say, an Android version of Yamaha's S-YXG100 softsynth to work with all the bells and whistles on simple playback of MIDI files.
     
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  7. alostpacket

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    Playback is definitely possible, yeah. And hopefully we'll see more complex stuff now that the latency has dropped on some of the latest devices. :)
     

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