MMAPI identifies the fact that even the simplest of devices offer the developer and the user some capability of tone generation. MMAPI provides the ability to generate simple tones in its most simple form using the Manager class. Of course, if the device supports the full set of the MMAPI implementation, it provides an even richer set of tone-generation, modification, and playback capabilities.
This chapter showed you how to take advantage of this capability in MMAPI. You also learned how to play simple, single tones and to create and distribute more complex tones and tone sequences. You also learned a simple lesson in music theory, which was essential to understanding some of the concepts behind tone generation.
The next chapter covers the basics of MIDI and how MMAPI is capable of handling it.
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