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Google Releases Song Maker with Web MIDI

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Google Creative Lab, Use All Five, and Yotam Mann launched a new browser-based music sequencer called Song Maker.  It's a classic grid style sequencer and allows anyone to easily create simple grooves on the web.  You can even connect your MIDI keyboard or other controllers to input notes via Web MIDI.  When you're fin...

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The Cloud Piano by David Bowen

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What does the weather sound like?   David Bowen is an artist who uses data.  He has used data to point an installation of 50 twigs in unison towards the largest piece of space junk currently overhead. He used data to allow the flight of flies to control, aim and shot a revolver. He is not a musician, yet he used M...

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LASER Mammoth puts SysEx storage in your browser

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They thought it was abandoned long ago and never would return. They were wrong. The ancient knowledge of the MIDI elders silently faded away and left them clueless and unprepared. How on earth should they have known how to deal with MIDI SysEx programs? In a world where all SysEx apps fail, one app must resist, one app must prevail: F0F7 - Codename...

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Yamaha Soundmondo-Social Sound Sharing using Web MIDI

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What is Social Sound Sharing? Yamaha originally launched the Soundmondo website and mobile app in 2015 for the reface line of keyboards.  It was one of the first major website to utilize Web MIDI.  Connect your reface keyboard to your computer, iPAD or phone, launch Chrome as your browser and you can browse sounds shared by...

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Google Web Audio/MIDI Hackathon at Music China 2015

Google Web Audio/MIDI Hackathon at Music China 2015

A special Web Audio/MIDI Hackathon was organized for web developers by Google at the Google Shanghai office. More than 70 developers from across China, from as far as Beijing and Zhangjiakou in northern China, and even a developer from the Netherlands, came to attend the event, which was lead by Ryoya Kawai and Encai Liu of Yamaha, to train the dev...

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About Web MIDI

About Web MIDI

The Web MIDI API connects your MIDI gear directly to your browser. Your browser connects you to the rest of the world. MIDI hardware support has been available for a long time in Windows, Mac OS, iOS and most computer/tablet/smart phone platforms through USB, WiFi and even Bluetooth interfaces. But until now, there has been no standard mechani...

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Keith McMillen combines Leap Motion and Web MIDI

Keith McMillen combines Leap Motion and Web MIDI

Keith McMillen Instruments shared this short demo of gestural mixing, using their K-Mix programmable mixer, a Leap Motion controller and Web MIDI. MIDI Gestural control really seems to be taking off recently enabled by wireless BTLE MIDI, improvement in gesture recognition technology and advances in sensors. In this case, KMI is using a L...

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A Web Developer's Tale of the Octapad Revival

Two months ago, I was tasked with presenting a talk on the Web MIDI API to an amazing crowd of music-loving web developers. Obviously, I wanted the presentation to be exciting, so my first idea was to find a cool MIDI controller that I could use to demo the API with. What kind of controller could fit the bill? What about an old... keytar?...

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Creating a MIDI Collaboration App using Express.js & Socket.io

How to Build a Collaborative MIDI App with Express.js & Socket.io

 Want to make music with your friends on Internet. This tutorial  from Andrew Bales will show you how to build an app that allows you to collaborate with friends to make music in real-time!  Try out a live demo: https://midi-collaboration.herokuapp.com/Check out the code: https://github.com/agbales/web-midi-collab...

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