Using MIDI Files to Control Animatronics Info Please

Using MIDI Files to Control Animatronics Info Please
Is anyone using MIDI files to control Animatronics? I have heard that
the best way to control individual actions of a robot is by using MIDI files that have many different track that can be edited easily with a PC. Since I have been working on www.animatronics.info - website that have information about animatronics, robots contolled by electronic circuits, I would appreciate this answer and any other animatronics info.
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Thank you in advance.
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On Jun 7, 3:11pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

I know http://www.mediamat.com used to sell Midi-to-Servo boards. However, I don't see it on their current web site.
Nowadays, I wonder if MIDI is the best choice. DMX is a lighting protocol, which is commonly used to control robotic lights. I've seen boards available to integrate DMX into animatronics.
I think the main issue is deciding on the software you are using to control the animatronic figure. A big benefit for both DMX and MIDI is that there is readily available software that can integrate sound and playback of those protocol. MIDI is easier to get software for playback. Even Microsoft's PowerPoint can play back a MIDI file embedded in a slide.
Another trend in theatrical lighting is to do DMX protocol, but route it over Ethernet. There is a new theatrical protocol, but I can't recall its initials. But, DMX will not die any time soon, and remains the dominant means of controlling lights, both regular and robotic.
Here are a few links to DMX/animatronic related sites. http://www.skulltronix.com/skulltronix.html https://www.therobotstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=152
Joe Dunfee
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