The MIDI Manual / Edition 2

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MIDI is a digital language that allows multiple electronic instruments, performance controllers, computers and other related devices to communicate with each other within a network in a performance setting, so that a musician can create, develop, and/or perform a song in a practical, flexible and affordable production environment. This book has been established as the most complete reference on the subject, by a very respected sound engineer and author.

This manual has been revised and updated to include the new developments in hardware and software. Tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques have been added to enhance its usefulness as a reference tool for sound engineers, musicians and students.

Audience: Musicians, sound engineers, students.

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This all-around guide to the popular Musical Instrument Digital Interface technology shows sound engineers, musicians, and students how to set up an efficient MIDI system and how to use a PC to expand recording and performance techniques. Updated to include new developments in hardware and software, it covers MIDI components, functions, and fundamentals; MIDI's full range of production techniques; synchronization; digital audio and hard-disk recording techniques; sequencing; and multimedia technology. Tips and practical examples are also included. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240803302
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.01 (w) x 9.17 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

David Miles Huber is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a digital audio consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. As well as being a regular contributing writer for numerous magazines and websites, Dave has written such books as The MIDI Manual (Focal Press) and Professional Microphone Techniques ( He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (, makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, he's a professional musician in the ambient dance/relaxational field, having written, produced and engineered CDs that have sold over the million mark. His latest stuff can be checked out at

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Written as an all-around guide to the intensely popular Musical Instrument Digital Interface technology, the MIDI Manual, Second Edition provides a close-up look at the industry's top products and teaches you how to integrate them with your computer. Illustrations and step-by-step lessons teach you how to set up an efficient MIDI system as well as how to use your PC to expand your musical recording and performance techniques.

Inside this book you'll learn:

· MIDI components, functions and fundamentals

· MIDI's full range of production techniques

· The science of synchronization

· How to combine MIDI and sync pulse timing

· The art of sequencing

This manual has been revised and updated to include the new developments in hardware and software. Tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques have been added to enhance its usefulness as a reference tool for sound engineers, musicians and students.

David Miles Huber is a musician and digital audio consultant. He writes regularly for EQ magazine and is co-author of the enormously successful Modern Recording Techniques

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Table of Contents

What is MIDI?; MIDI 1.0; The Hardware; Electronic Musical Instruments; Sequencing; Music Printing Programs; Digital Audio in MIDI Production; Multimedia; Synchronization; MIDI-Based Mixing and Automation; Appendix A: The MIDI 1.0 Specification; Appendix B: The MIDI Implementation Chart; Appendix C: Continued Education

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