With the newest version of Google Chrome, which came out a few weeks ago, the browser has added support for hardware MIDI – meaning that you can now use your MIDI controllers to play web-based music software.
Today, Keith McMillen Instruments’ debuted a tutorial series on their blog, Making Music in the Web Browser. This first installment walks the reader through the basics of setting up a MIDI keyboard / controller to interface with your browser. The post has Web MIDI coded into the post, so the reader can play through the example as they read.
Subsequent Making Music in the Web Browser articles will show you how to use the Web Audio API to build simple playback and manipulation applications all the way to building a variety of synthesizers in your browser.
video: via Paul Kinlan