MIDI file standard accepted
A new standard file format for sequencers has been accepted by the International MIDI Association (IMA). After many months of proposals and discussions, the MIDI Files format was ratified at the June NAMM trade show. MIDI Files allow MIDI-compatible sequencers, music printing programs and composition software to easily share data with other programs. Through the use of MIDI Files, music can be written in one program, edited in another, transferred to a printing program for transcription and sent to yet another for playback. Passport, Hybrid Arts and Digidesign already have pledged their support of MIDI Files with new versions of their products to be released in the near future.
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