CoreMidi Devices

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Bob2000, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Bob2000 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    Good evening,
    I am trying to play a note using CoreMidi library, the problem is that
    I don't have any external MIDI device that receive messages I send.
    I only have my macbook pro with MacOSX 10.6.8

    My horrible code (I don't have checked error and other things, but, guys I first have to make it work) is in the following.
    It simply try to send a note_on message to all destination of all entities of all device of my system.
    The conclusion I get is that because I don't hear any sound there are no devices that can play sound connected. (is it correct?)

    I know that MIDI programs work fine within this system. So, to who these programs (like tuxguitar) send MIDI messages?
    Which functions/library I have to use to do my dirty trivial job?
    Please share some knowledge with me.
    #include <iostream>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <cstdlib>
    #include <CoreMIDI/CoreMIDI.h>
    #include <errno.h>
    using namespace std;
    #define MESSAGESIZE 3
    void playPacketListOnAllDevices(MIDIPortRef midiout,  const MIDIPacketList* pktlist) {
    	// send MIDI message to all MIDI output devices connected to computer:
    	int devices = MIDIGetNumberOfDevices();
    	int i;
    	for (i=0; i<=devices;i++) {
    		MIDIDeviceRef d = MIDIGetDevice(i);
    		int entities = MIDIDeviceGetNumberOfEntities(d);
    		int j;
    			MIDIEntityRef e = MIDIDeviceGetEntity(d,j);
    			int destinations =MIDIEntityGetNumberOfDestinations(e);
    			int w;
    			for (w=0;w<=destinations;w++){
    				cout<<"("<<i<<" "<<j<<" "<<w<< ")\n";
    				OSStatus status;
    				int dest = MIDIGetDestination(w);
    				if (status = MIDISend(midiout, dest, pktlist)) {
    					printf("Problem sendint MIDI data on port %d\n", (int)dest);
    int main(){
    	Byte buffer[1024];             // storage space for MIDI Packets (max 65536)
    	MIDIPacketList *packetlist = (MIDIPacketList*)buffer;
    	MIDIPacket *currentpacket = MIDIPacketListInit(packetlist);
    	MIDIClientRef midiclient  = NULL;
    	MIDIPortRef   midiout     = NULL;
    	OSStatus status;
    	if (status = MIDIClientCreate(CFSTR("TeStInG"), NULL, NULL, &midiclient)) {
    		printf("Error trying to create MIDI Client structure: %d\n", status);
    	if (status = MIDIOutputPortCreate(midiclient, CFSTR("OuTpUt"), &midiout)) {
    		printf("Error trying to create MIDI output port: %d\n", status);
    	MIDITimeStamp timestamp = 0;   // 0 will mean play now. 
    	Byte noteon[MESSAGESIZE] = {0x90, 60, 90};
    	currentpacket = MIDIPacketListAdd(packetlist, sizeof(buffer), currentpacket, timestamp, MESSAGESIZE, noteon);	
    	cout<<"Number of Devices is "<<(int)MIDIGetNumberOfDevices()<<"\n";
    	playPacketListOnAllDevices(midiout, packetlist);
    	return 0;}

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