[directmusic] Re: directmusic Digest V4 #2 : Flash => DirectMusic

  • From: "Andrew Clark" <andrewclarkis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: directmusic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:42:17 -0500


If you want to use DirectMusic on the web, I think you're currently SOL.


You _can_ use a Flash OCX component in a .NET Windows application, and set 
up simple two-way communication back and forth between a host Windows app 
and Actionscript.


I am using this technique to create graphically interesting, dynamic 
real-time CD-ROM examples for a book I am writing on adaptive music 
composition. The music engine that ships with the book will allow 
Actionscript saavy readers to swap in their own .swf files and DirectMusic 
content, and demo quite sophisticated SWF_EVENT => DM_EVENT and DM_EVENT => 
DM_EVENT relationship mapping using a simple, portable messaging system.

If people want, I can check with my publisher wrt specific release details I 
am allowed to post, and set up a mailing list URL for those interested in 
book news updates.


>Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:16:31 +1100 (EST)
>From: Matt Sanderson <modgeulator@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [directmusic] Re: directmusic Digest V4 #1
>It's very much built around exclusively DirectMusic-ey features that can't 
>recreated in Flash (secondary segments, audiopaths, transposition, tempo
>changes, sample banks, etc,etc). I think there is some sort of plugin
>architecture for Flash that allows it to be extended, so there's probably 
>way of integrating with Flash that way. I'm no expert on Flash...

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