[linux-audio-dev] Re: Language fanboys [was Re: light C++ set for WAV]

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 09:36:45 UTC 2006

On 7/23/06, Jens M Andreasen <jens.andreasen at chello.se> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-07-23 at 11:52 +1000, Loki Davison wrote:
> > Yay! i want my whole app to communicate between engine and gui via
> > midi! That's going to really be interesting... So what CC would i use
> > for add a new node named "node"? Sysex i guess? ....
> CC 0x06 (Data Entry) would be a good candidate for entering text,
> possibly with 0x96, 0x97 (data increment, decrement) to be used as a
> cursor.
> The backend will "know" that you are setting the text field of a node
> because you immediately before have send a Non-Registered Pararameter
> Number (CC 0x98 MSB, 0x99 LSB), setting the mode or destination to
> whatever you have found reasonable to represent "node-name".
> Problems: Attempts at midi-merge may fail. The data-entry slider cannot
> be connected to two separate destinations simultaniously in any
> meaningful way, other than that the last connection wins and all of the
> data goes there.
> > Loki
> --

minor downside is that it sounds horrible and complicated and like
you've escaped to the 80's. Yay back to the future...  You just can't
say in midi "set the sine osc to 440 hz." I.e you can say in your
message that you are setting a oscillator called something. You can in
osc, so much more human readable.


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