In a message dated 24/04/97 8:55:31, you write: >Hi all, > >Since the topic of sound on the web has come up I would like to discuss >the >web and looped music. > >Looping sounds solves download problems on the web: >As many of you know long playing sound files can take a loonnnggg time to >download and be heard. One solution is to take a shorter sound or midi >file and make it loop several times or infinitely. This way you have >shorter downloads and longer playing music. In creating a sound file for >this purpose one has to take the compositional issues of repetition and >loops into consideration. Personally I havent experienced many >interesting >applications of looped music on the web, but I wonder if that is because >the people making these loops aren't "loopers" like us. As it happen's, I have a number of midi files which could easily class as loop related. Techniques like copying parts from one instrument to another, reversing sections, adding a transposition with a time displacement. Find them on my site at http://aol.members.com/soundfnr/ab.htm Andy Butler Midi files are quick to download, and can compress easily to about a third.