External timing output?

2007-10-28
2013-05-08
  • Hi guys,

    I'm looking at using Timidity to play MMA accompaniment files (like prebuilt rhythms on home keyboards, run from a chord sequence).  I'd like to set up MMA (actually its emacs mode) to display the current position in the chart as it is played.  AFAIK the way to do this would be to use a MIDI player that has some kind of accessible timing signal, something that an external program could read to find the current location in the playing.  Does anyone know if Timidity (or other players) could do this -- or if it would be easy to add that functionality?