MIDI Association

Very pleased to announce that Telemidi has had an article published on The MIDI Association’s web page.
Please follow the link to have a read!!
https://www.midi.org/articles-old/telemidi-creating-music-over-the-internet-in-real-time

PS – Beta testing for live performances is currently underway, stay tuned for developments.
Matt Bray

7 thoughts on “MIDI Association”

  1. Hello,
    what an interesting project!
    As a musician I’ve always dreamed about being able to jam with other musicians from my room whenever I have some time to dedicate to my instrument, although as a guitar player, I still miss similar audio-based (non MIDI) real time jamming projects.
    I’ve played in some online jam sessions with jammr, but I find the latency too high for a real “jam” feeling that makes it different from following a synched click (that I can even do alone following a backing track…).
    I would be curious to know from an expert like you if the new generation of Fiber Optic networks ( Giga in download and 200 Megabytes in upload) will eventually make it possible.

    1. Hi Marcello,
      Thanks for reaching out!
      Latency free, real-time audio interplay is the ultimate goal however there is always an element of latency when using current computing technologies (processors, modems, regional data queuing etc).
      The increase in bandwidth certainly allows for more reliable transfer of data per second, however being able to maintain a constant scenario of less than 30ms latenc whilst making music with another location is the challenge. Next generation data systems will still exhibit network jitter, albeit with gradually less effect, however completely removing this obstacle is most unlikely.
      My hunch is that near-zero latency will be achievable via processes such as distributed ledger integration (“communal” time clocks) or quantum computing innovations.
      Thanks again for your interest Marcello, shoot me an email at trigital@live.com if you’d like to know more.
      Cheers
      Matt Bray

    1. Hi Sanny,
      Firstly, thanks for your interest, and yes I have just successfully carried out three Telemidi tests between Melbourne Australia and Edinburgh Scotland, a total of 16,500 km!
      Details coming shortly!
      Cheers
      Matt Bray

  2. I enjoyed reading your thesis. The historical background was especially interesting, I didn’t realize how far back some of these ideas went!

    The demonstration video was really great too. Nice to see side by side the two experiences of the two “comprovisors”. Musicians do manage to tolerate latency (watch a pipe organ player, or a marching band) but the latency needs to be uniform and can’t have much jitter.

    We’ve been doing some of our own experiments on network MIDI for remote collaboration. We wrote an rtpmidi codec for Linux because we believe that the error correction it provides is indispensable for sending MIDI messages. One day we may host an internet relay for this protocol but there is still work to be done.

    1. Hi Tom,
      Thanks for getting in touch and thank you for taking a look at the thesis, indeed I think the decades of telematic development is bringing us to an exciting intersection with technology, MIDI jamming is going to get a whole lot more real very soon.
      I had a look and registered with mclarenlabs, the RTPMIDI platform for Linux is a great idea and significantly increases accessibility to different users and applications.
      It would be great to keep in touch and perhaps attempt some MIDI jams if you or your circle are keen?
      Cheers,
      Matt Bray

  3. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would
    never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
    I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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