[Coco] Midi and synther

Bill Pierce ooogalapasooo at aol.com
Fri Nov 18 14:44:35 EST 2016

Michael, I think there was a program that allowed you to use the Coco as a keyboard to MIDI, but I don't think I've seen a copy. I don't even remember the name. I'm pretty sure it was an upload to Delphi and not a commercial product.
On the other hand, Coco MIDI Pro will record MIDI in real time (MIDIPak Only), and if I'm not mistaken, allows you to input notes from the Coco keyboard in real time. Coco MIDI Pro DOES allow real time recording from the MIDI keyboard with full velocity, channel pressure, pitch wheel, etc.
The problem with this whole idea, is the Coco can only interpret certain key combos. Some keys cannot be pressed together. I think they are keys in the same row or column as the coco cant read two keys in the same row or column. In this I'm talking about the internal keyboard matrix and not the physical layout of the keys. So chords are out. Only single note input would be possible. Also, no velocity would be possible as there's no way of computing how hard the key was pressed.
Anyway, such a program would be very easy to write.



Bill Pierce
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