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The MIDIAccess interface of the Web MIDI API provides methods for listing MIDI input and output devices, and obtaining access to those devices.

Properties

MIDIAccess.inputs Read only
Returns an instance of MIDIInputMap which provides access to any available MIDI input ports.
MIDIAccess.outputs Read only
Returns an instance of MIDIOutputMap which provides access to any available MIDI output ports.
MIDIAccess.sysexEnabled Read only
A boolean attribute indicating whether system exclusive support is enabled on the current MIDIAccess instance.

Event Handlers

MIDIAccess.onstatechange
Called whenever a new MIDI port is added or an existing port changes state.

Examples

navigator.requestMIDIAccess()
  .then(function(access) {

     // Get lists of available MIDI controllers
     const inputs = access.inputs.values();
     const outputs = access.outputs.values();

     access.onstatechange = function(e) {

       // Print information about the (dis)connected MIDI controller
       console.log(e.port.name, e.port.manufacturer, e.port.state);
     };
  });

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Web MIDI API Working Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Experimental
Chrome Full support 43Edge ? Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 33Safari No support NoWebView Android Full support 43Chrome Android Full support 43Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android Full support 33Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 4.0

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