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  • MIDI News, Resources and Press

    MIDI News, Resources and Press

    Want to learn how to connect, control and create with MIDI?
    Find out more about the past, present and future of MIDI?
    It's all covered here, so dig in and enjoy!

 

 

If you are new to MIDI or want to go over some basics, this is the best place to start.  

Here is where you'll find guides to understanding what MIDI is, what it's not and general information everyone who uses MIDI should know. 

MIDI Tutorials

MIDI Tutorials
​Here is a collection of tutorials on MIDI which is a great place to get started.  For quick access to a list of all MIDI Messages, see our Reference Tables section. An Intro to MIDI - What MIDI does, how to use it, how devices are connected, and more (pdf).             &nbs...
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​Tutorial: Benefits of MIDI

 Unlike MP3 files and CDs, MIDI files contain individual instructions for playing each individual note of each individual instrument. So with MIDI it is actually possible to change just one note in a song, or to re-orchestrate an entire song with entirely different instruments. And since each instrument in a MIDI performance is separate from t...
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Audio Wiki MIDI Message diagram

Our friends over at http://en.wikiaudio.org created this simplfied diagram of MIDI messages and kindly let us put it up here. 
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About MIDI-Part 4:MIDI Files

Standard MIDI Files ("SMF" or *.mid files) are a popular source of music on the web, and for musicians performing in clubs who need a little extra accompaniment. The files contain all the MIDI instructions for notes, volumes, sounds, and even effects. The files are loaded into some form of 'player' (software or hardware), and the final sound is the...
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About MIDI-Part 3:MIDI Messages

Part 3: MIDI Messages The MIDI Message specification (or "MIDI Protocol") is probably the most important part of MIDI. MIDI is a music description language in digital (binary) form. It was designed for use with keyboard-based musical instruments, so the message structure is oriented to performance events, such as picking a note and then striking it...
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