[LAD] successive note on midi events

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Apr 14 02:04:08 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 9:13 PM, Jeff McClintock <jef at synthedit.com> wrote:
> There is no logical way a key can be pressed a second time without first
> releasing it.

Jeff - I'd respectfully disagree with you here. It is true that the
MIDI specification offers no guidance on what a synthesis engine
should do when it receives two note on's with the same note number and
no intervening note off. But this is why so many real world
MIDI-driven synth engines offer various choices about how to handle
the situation, because people realized early on that it wasn't that
difficult to make it happen, and that a useful way of handling it
would be better than pretending it wasn't possible.

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