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AES San Francisco 2008
Consumer Products and Applications Event W15

Sunday, October 5, 4:30 pm — 6:00 pm

W15 - Interactive MIDI-Based Technologies for Game Audio

Steve Martz, THX Ltd.
Chris Grigg, IASIG
Larry the O
Tom Savell, Creative Labs

The MIDI Manufacturers Ass’n (MMA) has developed three new standards for MIDI-based technologies with applications in game audio. The 3-D MIDI Controllers specification allows for real-time positioning and movement of music and sound sources in 3-D space, under MIDI control. The Interactive XMF specification marks the first nonproprietary file format for portable, cue-oriented interactive audio and MIDI content with integrated scripting. Finally, the MMA is working toward a completely new, and drastically simplified, 32-bit version of the MIDI message protocol for use on modern transports and software APIs, called the HD Protocol for MIDI Devices.