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What is MIDIART?
MIDIART is a computer software application that creates a
totally new audio-visual experience on today's personal
computers. It allows you, for the first time, to actually
"see" music as you are listening to it. It does this by
converting the musical events pre-recorded in standard MIDI
files, into visual events on the computer screen in real time.
MIDIART performs a continuous musical to visual
transformation. The result of this transformation is beautiful
psychedelic computer graphic images which flow in synchronization
with the MIDI based music.
Seeing graphic images derived from music is quite
interesting, but the real power of MIDIART lies in its uniquely
interactive features. While using MIDIART, you have complete
control over many aspects of both the music and the graphic
images that are produced from it. MIDIART is not simply a passive
experience like most "Screen Saver" programs. With
MIDIART, you become an active audio-visual artist, capable of
molding the images to fit the mood of the music.
MIDIART: Past and Present
The first MIDIART application was a program designed to play
standard MIDI files and create graphic images from the musical
information contained in these files. This software evolved into
another program called MIDIART Live! MIDIART Live could not only
transform MIDI music contained in MIDI files, it could also
transform MIDI music being played live by real on-stage
musicians, and it could do both at the same time.
Over time, the author of MIDIART realized that would be nice
to package a MIDIART performance (MIDI music AND graphics) into a
single file that could be viewed by anyone with a Windows or
Window 95 PC. This is the concept behind the new MIDIWorks Player
program. (Please read on...)
In order to pay for the development of these MIDART products,
the author began distributing MIDIART and MIDIART Live! as Shareware. Unfortunately, revenues were below expectations, so
the author has decided to convert the software to Freeware. The
software is now Freeware because the author wants to make it
available to the public for the publics enjoyment, continue on
with product development, and not be bothered by sales and
marketing issues. As Freeware, the author is letting the public
use the software without charge, but still maintains the software
copyright. The author asks that you do not repackage or
distribute the software available on this Web page in any way for
profit without express written consent.
Todays MIDIART Products
Today the author is supporting and developing two main
products, MIDIART Live! and the new MIDIWorks Player. MIDIART
Live! can be used by both professional and amateur musicians in
on-stage performances to create a unique multimedia presentation.
It can also be used to create special MIDIWork files. A MIDIWork
file contains one or more MIDI files along with other information
used by the MIDIWorks Player program to re-create a pre-recorded
MIDIART Live performance on any Windows 3.1 or Windows 95 PC.
(Equipped with the appropriate hardware.) MIDIWork files can be
placed on Web pages to allow anyone with a copy of the MIDIWorks
Player to view a unique MIDIART performance.
For more details, select one of the following:
Take a look at a small sample of the psychedelic images
MIDIART can produce.
Questions or Comments
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