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General points about MIDI

Acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Was made in 1983
It was made so that synthesisers and other equipment could communicate efficiently
It was made standard by the AES (Audio Engineering Society)
Virtually all keyboards and synthesisers have MIDI built in
Uses a 5-pin DIN…

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Some more information on MIDI
Remember the fact that MIDI data can have 128 different values, or steps, like velocity? Well some
parameters can have more than this, and so things like pitch bend can have a lot more values than this, in fact
128 times more values than 0-127.…

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