Keith McMillen Instruments releases Acoustic Instrument Message (AIM) specification 21/07/10
Keith McMillen Instruments has announced the
formation of the StringPort Developer Program, which will provide
software synthesizer developers with documentation and sample source
code to easily develop StringPort versions of their software
At the core of the documentation is the release of the Acoustic
Instrument Message (AIMâ„¢) Specification. Acoustic Instrument Message
(AIM) is a spectral descriptor language for any acoustic instrument.
It is an open, license free specification, which solves most of the
problems associated with the keyboard model for synthesis control.
AIM can be sent over MIDI, OSC, UDP, or any transport layer.
AIM, developed by KMI, communicates performance data from acoustic
instruments such as guitars and violins to software synthesizers
within StringPort applications or running within a plug-in host. KMI say that AIM
provides a level expressiveness never before realized with MIDI.
Prospective developers may download the specification at http://www.stringport.com/support/stringport-manual/
contact KMI for discounted development hardware and documentation. The
StringPort Developer Program is also open to academic institutions
that are developing and teaching synthesis software in their
curriculum. More information: