hello I've been doing allot of googling on the above subject but failed to find anything that answers a few specific questions.
1) can midi files be stored and read in max.
2)can whole midi files stored on the arduino sd card be sent to max.
A little background I'm currently working (for part of my final project at uni) on an Arduino web application that aims to offer the user live music on demand.
what Ive got at the moment is basically a way for users to control the Arduino in a few simple ways , turning lights on and off ect.
what I am trying to achieve is to have a library of midi files of well known song stored on either the arduino sd card or in max which when read will prompt my servos (which will be equipped with beaters and suspended above a xylophone) to play the corresponding melody.
Ive found resources on how to send simples messages and commands to max and I think that I'd be able to create a patch that controlled my servos corresponding with note values (in the manner described above)
what I can't find is a resource telling me how to either store and read midi files in max or send them to max from Arduino to be read. I'm very new to max but I'd imagine if the files were stored in max Id be able to set up a prompt from the arduino to begin playing them and thus controlling the servos.
any help would be really appreciated as I'm pretty clueless when it comes to max and sorry If anything Ive said demonstrates a severe lack of knowledge