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

Dave Robillard drobilla at connect.carleton.ca
Mon Jul 24 18:11:16 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-07-24 at 10:41 -0400, Forest Bond wrote:
> > As for flexibility. If we stick to the NRPN's for a moment, we could
> > think of them as a huge switch-board with 127*127 destinations (msb*lsb)
> > each capable of holding a 14bit value. Their meaning is what we want or
> > need them to be. To me this seems like a flexible enough starting point.
> > 
> > As for applying meaning to bit-patterns, that would depend on the
> > application. My own variables comes in multiples of 8 or 4 so that helps
> > in remembering what and where they are.
> I assume that RTP MIDI could be wrapped in a nice library that makes working
> with it a lot more pleasant?  Couldn't someone implement a protocol over RTP
> MIDI sysex/NRPN/something that feels something like OSC at the code level?  Or
> would that just not be very useful?

Extending MIDI's domain past what it is currently used for is just
fundamentally the Wrong Thing - the need for such a library is basically
proof of that.

(I'm not saying RTP MIDI is bad at all, but it's not the solution to
every problem out there)


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