[linux-audio-dev] Libs for reading/writing midis

Clemens Ladisch clemens at ladisch.de
Tue Aug 9 13:31:47 UTC 2005

Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> What is type 2 ?

Type 2 files contain several related tracks, like type 1, but instead
of being played in parallel, these tracks are to be used in some
unspecified way.

For example, the background music in Monkey Island 2 uses one type 2
file for each room where the other tracks contain endings/transitions
that are spliced into the main track when the figure leaves a room at
a specific time; or, when going from the graveyard to the tomb, the
music is blended to another track that plays the same melody with
different instruments for a more "closed" feeling.


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