|*|MIDI PHONE CONNECTION REVIEW|*|
|*| by Terry Schreiber |*|
MIDI jam sessions over the phone? Yes, with a new software package -
MIDI-Phone Connection you can play realtime over the phonelines with a
standard 2400 baud modem.
The music that you play is transferred in a digitally compressed form
and re-created on the other MIDI system. The MIDI systems do not have
to be identical because the program contains MIDI system mapping
Text messages may also be transmitted simutaniously without any delay
in the music.
As an added feature the program conatins a keyboard re-mapper which
allows you to re-map any note on your keyboard into any other note or
chord on any MIDI channel. A different mapping is allowed for each
The software contains a music sequencer with standard MIDI file support
so that you may record and playback your session later.
With standard 2400 baud modems there is a delay of about 20
milliseconds. You may use the program with 9600 baud modems to reduce
the delay to about 6 milliseconds.
People can now have real-time musical interaction without having to be
in the same room or city.
MIDI-Phone Connection will be available in September for $195.00 from
your local dealer or contact:
J.D. Koftinoff Software
Grand Forks B.C.