There is a lot of stuff out on the web, but not a lot of detailed
Sound like this book will help me fill in the gaps.
Thanks for the comments.
> the book is still available at www.amazon.com
> - MIDI protocol and file format hasn't changed
> - Windows MCI interface didn't change even when new OS came out, most old
MIDI applications still work on a newer Windows system.
> Some things can now be done easier when old Win 3.x system must not be
supported anymore. I also think that it is not anymore necessary to use a
16bit MIDI DLL (as the author recommended for getting high precise timing)
for midi applications when only newer OS systems are used, but also this
> The book describes using the low level MIDI api functions of Windows
including all details that are necessary to understand it.
Quote:> This knowledge hasn't changed and Windows documentation didn't describe it
so detailed as the author.
> Most of the book is printed source code and description what the code
> I think for learning programming MIDI under Windows this is best book
available, even the Microsoft Multimedia programming book is only a function
Quote:> does not really explain details and dependencies, same for the MCI help
files and MSDN online pages.
> When I got the book I already had learned using the MCI api by trial and
error, it would have been much easier to learn it with help of the book.
> > Hello Everybody,
> > I did a search for a C or C++ midi programming reference book
> > and found Maximum MIDI : Music Applications in C++ by Paul Messick.
> > People seem to really like this book but after checking it out on amazon
> > it seemed a little dated.
> > Is this still the book to get???
> > Or is there something better available???
> > Thanks...
> > dj