Yamaha Corporation of America, Digital Musical Instruments (Buena Park, CA), recently announced a new open plug-in format for the control of MIDI devices from within music software and sequencing products. The company debuted the new format, known as Open Plug-In Technology (OPT), at this year's Music Messe in Frankfurt, Germany. OPT allows seamless integration of external hardware devices and control surfaces with synthesizer editors, enhanced editing views and other MIDI processing tools. The OPT interface is based on the industry-standard Microsoft COM (Component Object Model) The technology is compatible with MS Windows 9.x/ME and XP. Yamaha is currently promoting OPT to third party hardware and software companies, and early adopters include Cakewalk Music Software.
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