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RE: MIDI Still?

For all the really smart people out there. 

A midi event or singal can be sent over data lines (the internet). But how
fast is it, and is a midi signal the fastest vehicle musicians have for web

I supposed there will always be a delay in audio, something like .004 ms. 
something (anyone know for sure) This delay which is fine for phone calls,
but not a jam.

Is midi our best bet to beat the delay, won't it enable us to one day jam
with others on line to a preset time code, swapping and sharing midi evnet
files from our repeater and edp in timecode? 

(In the virtual world,  what is realtime to me may still be 4 seconds 
you, but when you're sync'd to a clock what does it matter? As long as the
tempo stays the same for all involved.)

Anyone using rocketnetwork?


> ----Original Message-----
> From: Kim Flint [SMTP:kflint@loopers-delight.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 1:51 AM
> To:   Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject:      Re: MIDI Still?
> At 10:04 PM 8/22/2001, Mark wrote:
> >You know, there's been a lot of talk about MIDI on this list, and it's
> >short comings.  MIDI has been around since the early 80s (late 70s if
> >you count Sequential Circuits version)
> >
> >What the hell is going on?  Did we loose a war?
> me ug-ug. me musician. me no want new thing. me want to bang stick
> designed 
> exactly the same way they designed the stick 2 million years ago. me pay 
> lot more if you call it vintage.
> >I know that Kim was in on an alternative.  Is it dead?
> that was zipi, which was dead quite some time ago.
> >It sure seems
> >silly that I'm going from USB to MIDI.  They told me that in the future
> >there would be flying cars and we'd all be wearing silver jumpsuits. Our
> >meals would be in pill form and we'd have a highspeed data transfer
> >language for musical instruments.  So where are they?
> probably someday you will fly your car to the martian guitar center to
> pick 
> up the first midi-the-next-generation device. (it will be out of stock.)
> kim
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