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Re: dynamics used in MIDI output?

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: dynamics used in MIDI output?
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 01:45:54 -0800

Sorry, I know very very little about MIDI programs; I do virtually
nothing with computer sound.  Five minutes on google would tell
you more than I could, especially since I'm not certain what
operating system you use, nor whether you care if a program is
free beer or actually Free.

- Graham

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 01:03:37 -0800
Ted Walther <address@hidden> wrote:

> Thanks Graham.  I love Lilypond's PDF output.  For the MIDI end of
> things, are there any programs you'd recommend?  If I have to make an
> intermediate language, and output for both Lilypond and the other
> program, I will.
> Ted
> On Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 12:59:48AM -0800, Graham Percival wrote:
> >On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:28:15 -0800
> >Ted Walther <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> >> I read in the documentation on the website that dynamic markings
> >> like crescendo and decrescendo, mezzoforte, etc, are not
> >> incorporated into the MIDI output.
> >
> >Where?  That is incorrect.  We don't include articulations, but
> >dynamics are certainly added.
> >
> >> I can't play any instrument, so I'm trying to use Lilypond to make
> >> accompaniment music to sing along to.
> >
> >Although we _do_ support dynamics in MIDI, I can't claim that we
> >have particularly good MIDI support... I hate to say it, but it
> >might be better to look at using a different program if your
> >primary goal is audio playback.
> >
> >Cheers,
> >- Graham
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