Microsoft DirectX 9.0

Using Compositional Elements

This section is a guide to using musical components in a DirectMusic application to create a soundtrack that is, to some extent, composed as it plays. It is presumed that you have a basic understanding of elements such as chordmaps and styles. If not, you should first read Introduction to Dynamic Musical Soundtracks.

It is possible to incorporate files from DirectMusic Producer into applications without working with individual compositional elements. Many applications use only fully authored segments. However, using individual components gives greater control over the performance at run time.

The following topics are discussed in this section: