On Thu, Mar 30, 2006 at 09:05:12PM +0200, Robert Epprecht wrote:
I think there used to be a draft of the MIDI spec around on the
internet that you could get (instead of paying the $50+ to get it from
the MIDI people). I printed it out, don't know where it is, and I
can't find the file now. Sorry.
I believe the standard actually specifies that the human readable
version of the channel numbers would be 1 based (1-16), even though
the binary version is 0-16. I thought that also applied to program
numbers, etc. But currently available online documentation says this
If it was me, I'd display both the Channel numbers and the Patch /
Program change numbers as 1 based (1-16 and 1-128, respectively),
because I know my two synths (Roland and Ensoniq) agree with this.
Have you seen http://www.borg.com/~jglatt/tech/midispec.htm (a
rephrase of the info in the official MMA MIDI spec), or
(seeps to be the same text)?
Also, there's this early one from the days before General Midi, that
MAY be what I was remembering as the draft spec.:
And, getting back to the original topic of note numbers there's this:
(I know I'm not the only one here who knows how to use google, but
thought I'd send the links as long as I already found them.)
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