13th February 2003
The Generalized Music Plug-In Interface (GMPI) working group of the MIDI Manufacturer's Association (MMA) is seeking the input of music and audio software developers, to help define the technical requirements of GMPI.
The objective of the GMPI working group is to create a unified cross-platform music plug-in interface. This new interface is hoped to provide an alternative choice to the multitude of plug-in interfaces that exist today. Among the many benefits of standardization are increased choice for customers, lower cost for music plug-in vendors and a secure future for valuable market-enabling technology.
Like MIDI, GMPI will be license free and royalty free.
Phase 1 of the GMPI working group's effort is to determine what is required of GMPI: What sorts of capabilities are needed to support existing products and customers? What are the emerging new directions that must be addressed?
Phase 1 is open to any music software developer and is not limited to MMA members. It will last a minimum of three months, to be extended if deemed necessary by the MMA. Discussions will be held on an email reflector, with possible meetings at major industry gatherings such as AES, NAMM and Musik Messe.
Following the collection of requirements in Phase 1, the members of the MMA will meet to discuss and evaluate proposals, in accordance with existing MMA procedures for developing standards. There will be one or more periods for public comment prior to adoption by MMA members.
If you are a developer with a serious interest in the design of this specification, and are not currently a member of the MMA, we urge you to consider joining. Fees are not prohibitively high even for a small commercial developer. Your fees will pay for administration, legal fees and marketing. Please visit http://www.midi.org for more information about membership.
To participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the word " subscribe" in the subject line. Please also provide your name, company name (if any) and a brief description of your personal or corporate domain of interest. We look forward to hearing from you.
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