Managing MIDI Recording
After you open a MIDI device, you can begin recording MIDI data. Windows
provides the following functions for managing MIDI recording:
||Sends a buffer to the device driver so it can be filled with recorded
system-exclusive MIDI data.
||Stops MIDI recording and marks all pending buffers as done.
||Starts MIDI recording and resets the time stamp to zero.
||Stops MIDI recording.
To send buffers to the device driver for recording system-exclusive messages,
. The application is notified as the buffers are filled with system-exclusive
recorded data. For more information about the notification techniques, see Managing MIDI Data Blocks
function begins the recording process. When recording system-exclusive
messages, send at least one buffer to the driver before starting recording. To stop
recording, use midiInStop
. Before closing the device by using the midiInClose
function, mark any pending data blocks as being done by calling midiInReset
Applications that require time-stamped data use a callback function to receive
MIDI data. If your timing requirements are not strict, you can use a window or
thread callback. However, you cannot use an event callback to receive MIDI
To record system-exclusive messages with applications that do not use stream
buffers, you must supply the device driver with buffers. These buffers are
specified by using a MIDIHDR
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