[LAD] "enhanced event port" LV2 extension proposal

Krzysztof Foltman wdev at foltman.com
Fri Nov 30 00:30:58 UTC 2007

Dave Robillard wrote:
> I /really/ don't like screwing around with MIDI.  Just make the events
> pure, raw MIDI.  Jack MIDI events are 'just n bytes of MIDI', Alsa has
> functions to get at 'just n bytes of MIDI', and... well, it's just MIDI.
However, it also has its own age. And limitations. In particular, the 
amount of per-note control is pitiful.

I can always use hacks to get around the limitations, or introduce a 
per-note control via separate "set note parameter" event type. But hacks 
are ... hacky, and the extended extension of extension for every single 
feature is a bit inelegant too.

Anyway - so far, I have no code that would make use of this, so we might 
keep it as plain MIDI. And then we have next 5 years to decide the 
details of the feature. In the meantime, maybe the MIDI guys will decide 
for us :D


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