PianoDisc has expanded its MusiConnect technology with a new version called MusiConnect 2.2. It allows the PianoDisc system to play more music than ever before.
New in MusiConnect 2.2 is General MIDI support and “AlwaysPlay”, technologies that let the customer sample, play, and enjoy MIDI files from a huge variety of sources.
While iTunes has no native support for MIDI files, MusiConnect can import any General MIDI file and convert it into a format that iTunes does understand. Once MusiConnect imports music into iTunes, the customer can burn a CD, sync their music with an iPad, or even play their music directly from the computer (depending on the configuration).
MusiConnect supports both “Type 0” and “Type 1” MIDI files. In fact, it can even convert non-piano parts to audio so that accompanying orchestration can be heard through speakers.
Many MIDI files that are available on the Internet do not even have a piano part. This is where PianoDisc’s AlwaysPlay comes in. It examines those piano-less files and chooses a part for the piano to play. So no matter what song is chosen, even if it didn’t have a piano performance to start with, AlwaysPlay ensures that the piano will have a part to play!