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Instruments in javax.sound.midi

 
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I think December a year ago is the last time some one posted about a topic from this package, javax.sound.midi.*
I'm trying to expand on the work and examples provided in Head First Java by Sierra-Bates.
The Beat Box program that is built incremently in the book provides Drums. But how are the various drums determined. I cannot find any documentation on the types of instruments, be it piano, guitar, or drum.
How are the ints matched to drums? For instance, 35 seems to be a piano key, but it can also be a sax? Is there a list of instruments?
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Tim
 
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you need to read about system exclusive commands. and read your midi expander handbook sc-88 et al.
 
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
you need to read about system exclusive commands. and read your midi expander handbook sc-88 et al.


Okay...thank you for the reply, but it is very cryptic. System exclusive commands? MIDI expander Handbook, SC-88?
Extrapolating here, but I assume there is some documentation on the JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/audio/soundbank.gm that is default? If there is, I can't find it and it seemed to be a mystery to Sierra-Bates, as they don't explain it in the book, just provide examples of working code.

Where's the legend to what 32 (Line 2) means when played in channel 1 vs. channel 9? I understand that the note scale runs from 0 thru 127 (Lines 7 & 12).
The Java Sound pages at http://java.sun.com/products/java-media/sound/index.html has nothing, that I can find. It seems strangely undocumented. I'm not a sound engineer, I'm not a musican, I'm just a guy that wants to know the "why" something works.
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Tim
 
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Thanks for assisting however...
Tim
 
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I know that it's a 2003 thread.

Where is the list of what instruments are all available under the third argument of setMessage:

Yes, I've looked at FAQ_MIDI (here and here).
 
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