Left jungle and midi collections

The Volksumliche Web Part III

In the development phases of the Web otherwise not only his look changed. Of daring and competent "Early adopters" via passionate amateurs and ambitious professionals to the dot.COM HYPE and the second wave (Z.B. eBay and blogs): They all influenced the technical and content species in which the web was constructed and linked. How that everything looked very much from the architecture behind it.

So for a moment, we forget the appearance of the amateur web and instead consider his growth, which is based on the most obvious principle: left, in rough number, possibly on each side.

Ten years ago, at least one bottom with external links found itself on each site, as it was considered a personal responsibility of anyone to build the infrastructure of the web. Without links to other sites, a site was just not complete.

Sometimes the links to relatives leaked, sometimes information without any relation. To look for certain content, a lot of time devoured, but was also a rewarding process. Over the links you could find more than you were looking for.

The fascination to the links drove some extreme bleeding, for example only from links existing pages, uncategorized link jungles, web rings and the publication of private bookmarks.HTML files of your own Netscape browser.

Since the middle of the 90s the link is not so hip anymore. For the first time, reasonable search engines, portals and catalogs took over the responsibility of linking, looking for information went fast, more convenient and less surprising. In the pursuit of hierarchies and order, the Web was crumpled unnoticed. Sites without a single external link became the norm and now host the large proportion of the web mainstream. Most users jump back to the search engine and only from there, links lost their infrastructural importance.

In today’s web, weblogs compensate for surpraces search engines by putting an endless power of surprising links. An almost funny development, the classic left collections were created to compensate for the tolps, unprocessed search engines by means of human intervention. Ultimately, both methods provide the same medicine: a link to a new, unknown address, an unknown topic, surprise, action, "Deep Web".

MIDI collections

It is not quiet in the amateur web. Especially expressive sites are usually underpinned with music in MIDI format. Before MP3 and Flatrate, as a bandwidth represented a valuable treasure, MIDI was the only realistic possibility to involve a complete, multi-minute song in a website. Even those who tested their own site only from the local hard drive had to notice that 75MB long WAV files were a bit difficult.

This circumstance was the driving force behind the spread of web Midi, which lasts still. Of course, for example, Macromedia Flash or QuickTime now offer the comfort of high quality audio transfer, without consuming much more bandwidth than a MIDI file. But that is still more difficult to get back than easy to access the rich heritage of finished-produced MIDI files already. For example

  1. Falling
  2. The Final Countdown
  3. Jingle Bells http: // art.teleportacia.Org / Observation / Vernacular / Midi / Jinglebells.mid

Just as there are collections of free web graphics, there are also collections of free MIDI music. Because of their special quality and because most of the fans’ files have been assembled, there is the opinion that MIDI files were generally free of charge and to collect and distribute without legal problems. Audio files never reached this status because they clearly come from a world outside the web, CDs or from the radio. For Midi, however, the web seems to be the most natural environment as goods have been invented there.

  1. Bierstall Midi Collection
  2. Carmen Ezgetas Collection
  3. Steliarts collection
  4. Creepy Halloween music
  5. Chansons at SaturnSoft

The big difference between MIDI and web graphics collections is that at MIDI the production clearly exceeds the demand. There is no real tradition of composing a MIDI music especially for a site, as is the case with GIFS. That’s why they are mostly adaptations of well-known songs. A MIDI file is always considered as successful if this reproduction occurs as part of the format’s restrictions, close to the original. Web music do not let go of genres or styles developed on the web, but as it sounds.

Although MIDI sounds different on every computer, it always sounds trashy

How could this happen?

The MIDI standard was adopted in 1983 to enable the data exchange between electronic musical instruments such as synthesizers and samplers. General MIDI contains 127 standardized instruments ("Grand Piano", "Steel Guitar" etc and a drum kit), each is assigned to a fixed number.

Left jungle and MIDI collections

This selection of instruments is therefore part of the standard. A MIDI file contains no recording of sounds, but only describes what these instruments should play which note at some point. How the ultimately appeal is assigned by the synthesizer used. In the case of web music, a sound card or software synthesizer such as Apple QuickTime Dafur creates this data to play. This is actually similar to HTML, which is only converted from the browser into a graphic representation, which can also differ depending on the browser.

Since the MIDI instruments were standardized in 1983, they effectively do not go out what you know about Italo Disco. There will never be new, exciting sounds in this standard, only new versions of old sounds. New sounds or instruments were no longer compatible with all the existing MIDI files. Software manufacturer can not just be the "Trumpet" Replace against a hornger rush from the latest crunk chart brewer, because the web will be the "Trumpet" already used in a variety of ways. This one trumpet must be just like James Browns "Sex machine" fit like to Wagner "Ride of the valkyries". This is achieved by not fitting to any one of them. That’s just fine.

As a result of all this, pretty much all MIDI music on the Web on someone who shows the classics of the 70s, 80s and 90s on a home organ in the trusted at home. There is also such in the realitat, for example at weddings or the annual meeting of the Hasenzuchterverein.

You can hardly color a lighter destination for usability experts. So this profession was found out that Webuser by MIDI music from the actual "contents" to be distracted by one side, or even annoyed because they prefer to have their own CD Horen when surfing.

It rarely happened that MIDI music was composed of a website on the body. Michael Samyn, author of the legendary home for Netscape 1.1, wrote between 1997 and 1998 some minimalist stucco for various web projects.

At the end of 2003, Zombie and Mummy Theme for the comics series of the same name was created.

These examples sound quite good, not only because of the melodies, but also because the composers caught it to adapt them to the special conditions of the MIDI format. Well, melodic compositions that do without special effects. All instruments should be selected from their name and not their sound: if one "Xylophone" It is advisable, it is advisable, including that "Xylophone" to use, though straight "Marimba" Maybe more after a xylophone sounds. The MIDI file should also be tested on different platforms as HTML is already gang and giving. However, these insights come a bit spat.

At the moment the trendy browser is playing Firefox in version 1.0 on Windows no MIDI off. Background music is closed by the developer community as not important enough to set this bug to the deserved position in the priority list. In the third millennium, MIDI had no more chances of survival, were not a few who fell special favor, the sound card in desperate attempt to play a doweping passage in a Bryan Adams song,.

Translated by Dragan Espenschied

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