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Interface The Music: An Introduction to Electronic Instrument Control

An introduction to electronic instrument control<p>I'm no musician, but lately I've been experimenting with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) in my projects. MIDI is a standard for controlling instruments that works by passing messages between pieces of connected equipment. The messages …

How MIDI changed the world of music

<b>It's 30 years since the development of technology that allowed synthesisers and drum machines to be connected to computers - and since then MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) has revolutionised the world of music recording.</b><p>If you really want to appreciate Pink Floyd's track Shine on You …

Midi

MIDI turns 30, gets year-long birthday bash from daddy

Whether you're the next Trent Reznor on a MIDI controller or simply get a warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy when hearing classic video game themes, there's no denying the impact of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface specification. Three decades after its creators decided to collaborate and …

Practical MIDI

MIDI surrounds us all, or at least is very present anyways. At best we never really realize what MIDI is doing and we happily go about our audio …

Music Production

Making Your MIDI Strings Even More Realistic

As I said in my previous article Making a Convincing Melody with Sampled Orchestral Strings, one of the toughest things when making a MIDI mock-up is …

Music Production

A Guide to Ghost Snares in MIDI

Ghosted Snares are quite common in drumming, and although you can't quite hear them clearly in a complete mix, they add a lot to the feel of the …

Music Production