Reinventing MIDI For A Big Data World


Beyond composition, the company is looking at things like game applications, education, and even opening a set of analysis tools open to academic research. But, according to Sardar, the deepest possibility from their perspective would be something called Intelligent bookkeeping. “With our way of parsing MIDI, we can sort, order, and search musical ideas based on structural features of the actual music, rather than just by way of tags describing those features.

This could be of great value either for individual musicians to organize and access their own ideas and previous work, or as way for content aggregators like professional MIDI sites to sort their material in ways that could suggest ’similar‘ songs, or generality allow for more meaningful searches and comparisons.”

32 Jahre hat das MIDI-Protokoll inzwischen auf dem Buckel.