22 Feb 2010, 19:11
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Dan Ash (5 posts)

Apologies for cross-posting this topic to both this and the older ‘Hello, Android’ forums.

http://forums.pragprog.com/forums/67/topics/4090

I’m hoping for clarification on whether or not any current Android libraries support MIDI. I am new to Android but it appears to me that MIDI on Android is dead unless there are 3rd-party libraries or classes that can be somehow incorporated.

Can anyone clarify or suggest an alternative approach to interactive/real-time musical apps? The JetPlayer apps look like they focus on interacting with a soundtrack, which is not really what I’m after…

Thanks, Dan Ash White Plains, NY

23 Feb 2010, 01:41
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Ed Burnette (1316 posts)

MIDI is supported through the JetPlayer class, as you suspected, and not through javax.*. Here are some references that may be useful:

http://d.android.com/guide/topics/media/index.html http://d.android.com/reference/android/media/JetPlayer.html http://www.sonivoxrocks.com/googleohawavetables.html http://www.sonivoxrocks.com/google.html http://www.sonivoxrocks.com/jet.html http://d.android.com/guide/topics/media/jet/jetcreator_manual.html http://d.android.com/resources/samples/JetBoy/index.html

Looks like you might be able to play .mid files with MediaPlayer too, but I haven’t tried it:

http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=275

23 Feb 2010, 20:29
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Dan Ash (5 posts)

Thanks, Ed. I’ll get started reviewing the links you posted.

I’m enjoying the book.

Dan Ash White Plains, NY

25 Feb 2010, 00:05
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Ed Burnette (1316 posts)

Glad to hear it. If you have time, I’d appreciate it if you could write a book review on Amazon (or mark some that are already there as useful).

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