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Joe Offer Tech: Can Computers Still Play MIDI? (64* d) Tech: Can Computers Still Play MIDI? 08 Apr 19


For a long, long time, computers have been able to play MIDI files. At first, they played little beeps, like what you hear on the Digital Tradition's Songwright melodies. But then computers got sound cards, and those sound cards always had MIDI capabilities with lots of voices to choose from. And some MIDI files sounded pretty darn good. I had a "Hatikvah" MIDI as the ringtone on my cell phone, and it sounded terrific.
But nowadays, many people can't play the MIDI files I send them, and I'm wondering if their computer sound cards no longer have MIDI capacity. It's a hassle to have to change MIDI to MP3, and the file size is so much larger.
So, what's the deal with modern computers and MIDI?

-Joe-


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