|François de Dardel
||MIDI FILES IN YOUR BROWSER
||Update 28 Jun 2019
|For a better understanding of Midi files
| Macintosh users: as QuickTime 7 does a poor job in rendering MIDI, I recommend MIDIPlayer X, available from the AppStore for 2 US$.
Midi files are not recorded music. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices. A single MIDI link can carry up to sixteen channels of information, each of which can be routed to a separate device.
MIDI carries event messages that specify notation, pitch, velocity, vibrato, panning, and clock signals (which set tempo). When you open a Midi file in your computer, it relies on a synthesizer that is included in your computer operating system.
In the past, most browsers would use a "plug-in" containing the Apple QuickTime application. Unfortunately, Apple has discontinued the use of QuickTime, so that the many Midi files in my web site just ceased to work.
The pieces with a green bead can be downloaded to your computer. Click the bead.