I'm simply curious to know whether midi input will be added natively to Pico-8. I enjoy composing in FamiTracker using my KORG nanoKEY2 (tiny piano keyboard for entering midi notes), and I really wish I could do the same in Pico-8. I guess there are workarounds for this, but, I'm still hoping this will be added in the future; it'd really push this product over the edge for me enjoyability wise.
FamiTracker can export text data. Has anyone written a conversion script between this export data and Pico-8? If not, I might wind up doing this eventually. Course, there'd be the proviso that the resulting sounds would be different, but perhaps reasonable mappings could be found between a subset of FamiTracker's effects/envelopes etc. and Pico-8's capabilities.
If it can be of any use, a while ago I wrote a super small utility for Windows based on rtmidi that listens to the MIDI device and converts notes to key presses that work in the PICO-8 music editor: https://github.com/samhocevar/midi2pico8
I haven’t tested it on any other device than ours (an Alesis VMini) and it also misbehaves on French AZERTY keyboards (the note for “M” does not work), but it might be useful as an example.
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