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Great news re midi and windows rt. Can I use soundfonts or VST?

    Question

  • I have a program waiting to be made windows phone / RT ready.

    I need a way of using the midi messages to produce a decent piano sound.

    So far I have used soundfonts successfully.

    Can you suggest how I should go forward.

    Thanks

    Mark Smith


    Thursday, April 10, 2014 5:26 PM

Answers

  • There's currently no support for soundfonts or a built-in MIDI synthesizer, or VST plug-ins.

    However, the code Jason provided can be used to internally play samples if you want to load up piano samples and do some app synthesis.

    Pete


    http://10rem.net

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:46 PM

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  • Hi,

    windows 8.1 released a preview Windows Runtime API for MIDI.  Check out the //build/ session here:
    http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/3-548
    And there are some links you might find useful:
    MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/dn643522.aspx
    NuGet: http://www.nuget.org/packages/Microsoft.WindowsPreview.MidiRT

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    Friday, April 11, 2014 5:36 AM
  • Thanks for your replyW

    I have already looked at the presentation and had a brief look over the the documentation.

    I can see how you have provided means to get and send midi messages to external devices.

    The problem I have is that I use the touch screen to control the notes and I then want to use the midiout messages to produce a piano sound with no external midi devices connected

    -achieved so far using soundfonts or VST.  Will I be able to do this with what you are developing?

    Thanks

    Mark

    Friday, April 11, 2014 6:42 AM
  • There's currently no support for soundfonts or a built-in MIDI synthesizer, or VST plug-ins.

    However, the code Jason provided can be used to internally play samples if you want to load up piano samples and do some app synthesis.

    Pete


    http://10rem.net

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 7:46 PM