MidiShare (was Re: [linux-audio-dev] Which sequencer framework for a simple MIDI drum looper ?)

Jay Vaughan jayv at synth.net
Wed Aug 16 10:45:22 UTC 2006

At 10:32 +0200 16/8/06, _ langagemachine wrote:
>Yes, a lot of research has obviously been put into this library ; the
>fact that it has plenty of language bindings (java, lisp, python) is
>attractive also. Plus, the JMusic project provides classes for
>manipulating musical data, and an interface to Midishare...

MidiShare is quite mature.

>I will make some tries at it on a CCRMA box, I think.

Thats great - I'd really like to hear how you get along with it ..

>On a more general keynote, is it not paradoxical that when a piece of
>software becomes mature enough, it tends to fade out of the general
>attention ?

Sure.  The "Not Invented Here" syndrome plays a big part in that, I 
think .. people don't want to admit that, a lot of times, software 
doesn't actually need a re-write. ;)

That said, I'm almost ready to release MidiShare for the GP2X 
hand-held gaming console, which will be a very nice platform indeed 
to hack MIDI applications on .. I'm sure it won't be long until the 
two platforms make a fair bit of noise.




Jay Vaughan

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