Internet MIDI is the easiest way to share MIDI over the web
Use Internet MIDI to teach a piano or keyboard lesson, or even to broadcast a concert over the Internet in real time. With a video conferencing program like Skype™, you can also see and speak with the musician at the other end of the connection - all in perfect sync.
Internet MIDI lets you connect one MIDI instrument to another using IP addresses and port numbers. Alternatively, if you and your Internet partner have active Buddy Names defined, you can connect by buddy name--similar to the way in which you connect to another user of an instant messaging program.Making a successful connection using either method is dependent upon both computers having a broadband Internet connection that does not impede peer-to-peer UDP connections.
Internet MIDI has settings for ensuring that performances have musical integrity, an onscreen keyboard with animated keys, incremental pedal and velocity meters, and options for MIDI control of the microphone and camera features of Skype.
Think of the Many Ways You Might Want to Connect Two Keyboards Over the Internet:
1. Grandparents can enjoy the performances of distant grandchildren
2. Teachers can work with students who have moved away or who live at a distance
3. Colleges can provide additional lessons and master class opportunities with faculty at other institutions
4. Party guests can be entertained by remote pianists
New for Version 2.0: Record and Play Back
In version 2.0, we’ve added the ability to record and play back MIDI files. As you take a lesson, you can record keystrokes and pedaling from one or both players. Review the recording immediately or save it to review later – or review passages to see how your teacher played them and how you played them. Maybe you gave an excellent performance; upload and share it with your friends.
Internet MIDI v2.0 is compatible with all previous versions. If your teacher upgrades to the latest version, students can upgrade when they’re ready, with no compatibility problems.
Works with Classroom Maestro
If you have installed Zenph's Classroom Maestro program, you can access the features of Classroom Maestro within Internet MIDI and engage in a truly multimedia music lesson.
The Classroom Maestro module extends the long distance teaching functionality to voice, string, guitar, woodwind, and brass instruction. When Classroom Maestro is installed at both ends of the Internet MIDI connection, the program functions within Internet MIDI, providing student and teacher with an interactive music notation display. And Internet MIDI 2.0 remains compatible with Classroom Maestro versions 2.0 and later, letting you build a true learning and interactive environment across your city or across the world.
Minimum System requirements
Mac - OS X Version 10.5 or later Windows - Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, or 98SE
Discovering Internet MIDI Software
Setting Up Internet MIDI at Your Disklavier
Dr. Stella Sick on WLTX Using Internet MIDI
WLTX News 19 in Columbia, South Carolina broadcast a segment about the growing trend of remote piano instruction. The piece features Zenph Performance Analyst Dr. Stella Sick giving a piano lesson over the internet. Using Internet MIDI and a Yamaha Disklavier Pro piano, Dr. Sick gives lessons to multiple students, some of whom she has never met in person.
Internet MIDI Facilitates a Performance at the MacPhail Music Matters Luncheon 2011
This video is of a MacPhail Center for Music student playing at Stanford University in California, being broadcast live at the Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. Internert MIDI transmitted the student's keystrokes from Stanford to the piano at the Convention Center for guests at the fundraising luncheon.
2010 Intel Visionary Conference
On April 16, 2010, an extraordinary long distance performing and teaching demonstration took place at the 2010 Intel Visionary Conference. The presentation was titled, "Art + Imagination + Innovation". During the presentation, Internet MIDI connected two Disklavier pianos that were 3,000 miles apart, making it possible for pianist and composer Jarrod Radnich to perform at the conference and to teach a young student.
Part 1: Internet MIDI connects the Yamaha Disklaiver on stage at the conference in Washington D.C. with another Disklavier 3,000 miles away in Joshua Tree, California. The session is introduced by Eileen Lento, Government and Education Strategist for Intel. On stage is music technology visionary Craig Knudsen. The performer is piano virtuoso Jarrod Radnich who plays both pianos simultaneously. Video conferencing software is provided by Skype.
Part 2: The long distance piano segment was introduced by Stephen Catanzarite, Managing Director of Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. Calista Frederick-Jaskiewicz--a young student who attends Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School--is the piano student on stage.During the lesson, whenever the student or teacher play, the performer plays both pianos simultaneously. Internet MIDI's Classroom Maestro module provides student and teacher with an interactive electronic blackboard that facilitates the musical discourse. Calista connected all of the wires and configured both the computer software and the piano's settings for this demonstration.
Part 3: During this segment, Music Technology Visionary, Craig Knudsen, introduces Zenph's Director of Software Product Management, George Litterst, who presents the remarkable work of pianist and music educator, Kristin Shoemaker. At the time of this presentation, Kristin had been teaching piano for about 6 months to two youngsters in Macha, Zambia, 8,000 miles away from her home in Minnesota.
Kristin uses a variety of tools including Zenph's Internet MIDI, Classroom Maestro and Home Concert Xtreme programs, Skype, ooVoo and Yamaha MIDI keyboards. For more information on Kristin's work, visit www.machapiano.com.
Mei-Ting Sun at NCKP
Here is an example of Internet MIDI in action on August 1, 2009, when Mei-Ting Sun played a blockbuster concert at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy:
Minimum System Requirements
Mac - OS X Version 10.5 or later; 1 GB RAM, 1024 X 768 display
Windows - Windows 7, Vista, or XP Service Pack 3; 1 GB RAM, 1024 X 768 display
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