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As part of some Sancho Plan development i’ve build an app that will send MIDI into Flash. The app, which has the catchy title of MidiRemote, sends note on, note off and controller data to Flash via Local Connection. All the flash movie needs to do is create a Local Connection object with id ‘midi_swf’ and listen for ‘onMidiTrigger’, ‘onMidiTriggerOff’ and ‘onMidiController’ messages (with channel, note and velocity parameters).
In our tests the latency isn’t too bad, but if there are too many hits at the same time then the local connection buffer gets a bit clogged up and a delay appears while it processes all of the messages (so it probably won’t be much good running against a gabba track ).
I’ve done a few VJ gigs and have been dissatisfied with sitting in front of a computer for most of the evening and barely talking to anyone. As a result I have developed an app that allows anyone with a bluetooth camera phone to send pictures to the screen. This allows me to get away from the computer and interact with the people in the space.
I’ve run it in 2 modes: public & private. The only technical difference is that the public version displays an explanation of how to send to the screen, whereas the private version doesn’t. So far I have run it several times in public mode and only the once in private mode. Public mode surprised me, because I thought people would take pictures of the people they were with and send that to the screen, but instead they send pictures that are already on their phones, such as their holiday snaps or pictures of their pets.
So far the app is only for OS X, mainly cos I don’t have a windows machine and also cos a mac can be set up to accept any bluetooth file and i’m not sure if this is possible under windows (I’d be keen to know if this is possible).
There is now a download for the photogallery, which includes a mac and a windows executable. Get it from here