Monthly Archive for July, 2008

midi in flash: a proof of concept

Deprecated, please use Chris Wilson’s WebMIDIAPI Shim

I have made a flash movie that is able to receive midi data from a midi device that is connected to your computer. This is accomplished by using a Java applet. The Java applet is receiving the midi data and passes it on to JavaScript and JavaScript sends it to flash via the ExternalInterface.

You can find a proof of concept overhere. You will need to have flashplayer 10 installed because i use the dynamic sound generation possibilities of player 10 for producing sounds when midi note-on data is received.

If you don’t want the hassle of installing flashplayer 10 you can find a flashplayer 9 version overhere. You won’t be able to enjoy the beautiful warm sinus tone generated by flash but you can see flash responding to your midi keyboard. The Release version of Flash Player 10 is now available from the Flash Player Download Center. However, the flashplayer 9 version is still online.

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