The animated screen capture below illustrates the rtpmidi program in action. The rtpmidi program allows two computers to share musical MIDI events in real time over a network connection. The RTP-MIDI protocol is a standard implemented on Mac, Windows and Linux computers. You can use McLaren Labs’ implementation of the RTP-MIDI protocol to create musical networks of computers.
What we see is the following.
- A remote computer named “Ubuntu Laptop” appears on the network. (See the left panel.)
- The remote computer creates a new session with us and becomes a “Participant” in our network. (See the “Participants” panel.)
- The two computers synchronize. (Note how the new participant changes from Yellow to Green.)
- The remote computer begins sending MIDI Note information to us. (See the latency graph in the bottom right.)