MIDI Inside and Out

by Julian Colbeck

When MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) first appeared in 1983, it was the glue that connected musical instruments to a computer, computers to controllers, and electronic instruments from multiple manufacturers to each other. In time, MIDI connected music-making to mobile devices, and to the web, using this cable or that cable. Or even no cable!

While so much technology requires a monthly (if not weekly) software update, MIDI is content to remain in 1.0, the state in which it first emerged. Why? Because it works, and because there are literally millions of people and devices that rely on it continuing to do so.

Quite a feat. Quite a story.

MIDI Inside and Out lays out the technical aspects of MIDI in layman's terms, in an easy-to-comprehend, need-to-know style. But like MIDI itself, the purpose of this book is to help you do something. Whether you're looking to control software, make beats, synchronize synthesizers, or coordinate music for film or games – for pleasure or professionally – this book tells the story of what's possible with MIDI and how to do it.

Publisher: Hal Leonard

Series: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs

Format: Softcover

Page Count: 280

Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9781495029561

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