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MIDI Power!, Second Edition: The Comprehensive Guide


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From how MIDI works, to how to connect devices through it, to how it integrates into a computer environment, "MIDI Power!, Second Edition" is a comprehensive reference guide to MIDI. The book provides an in-depth look at MIDI, its messages, and protocols, and the information necessary to navigate it with ease. Readers learn when to use MIDI, how to edit MIDI, what technology uses MIDI, what software uses MIDI, and how MIDI is integrated into computers and what that implies for musicians, sound designers, and audio enthusiasts. "MIDI Power!, Second Edition" provides complete coverage of MIDI hardware and software, is suitable for both Mac and Windows platforms.

About the Author

Robert Guerin is author of the popular "Cubase SX Power!" (Muska and Lipman Publishing, 1929685858), "Cubase Power!" (Muska and Lipman Publishing, 1929685459), and "MIDI Power!" (Muska and Lipman Publishing, 1929685661). As a composer for the past 14 years, Robert has worked on different personal and commercial projects such as feature and short films, television themes, educational and corporate videos. Composing, arranging, playing, recording, and mixing most of his material, he has developed working habits that allow him to be creative without losing the sense of efficiency. As a professor, Robert has teaches courses covering a wide range of topics, such as: computer software for musicians, digital audio technologies, sound on the web, sound in multimedia productions, hard disk recording, and many more. He has been program coordinator at Trebas Institute and a part time professor at Vanier College both in Montreal. Robert has developed online courses on sound integration in Web pages and has written numerous articles for audio and music related online magazines. He has also published three successful titles on Cubase, a fourth book on MIDI (MIDI Power) and is currently collaborating on several other music-technology related educational products. As an entrepreneur, he has developed many skills necessary in today's cultural world. Robert has expanded his knowledge and expertise to ensure his business survival by adopting new multimedia and web related technologies since 1994.

Table of Contents

1. The Basics 2. Basic MIDI Messages 3. Control Change Messages 4. General MIDI and Standard MIDI Files 5. MIDI Hardware Devices 6. MIDI and the Computer MIDI Interfaces 7. MIDI Inside Your Computer 8. Sequencing with MIDI 9. MIDI Software: A Sound Creation Environment 10. MIDI Software Applications 11. Deeper into MIDI: System Exclusive and Synchronization 12. The Standard MIDI File Format Appendices A. Understanding Binary, Decimal, and Hexidecimal B. MIDI 1.0 Specification C. Understanding Timing Concepts D. The MIDI Troubleshooting Checklist E. Midi Arrangements: Tips and Tricks F. Review Questions: Answers

Product Details

Guerin, Robert
Cengage Learning
Guerin, Robert (Robert Guerin)
Musical Instruments - General
Midi (standard)
Data Processing - Speech & Audio Processing
General Computers
Speech & Audio Processing
General Music
Computers Reference-Speech and Audio Processing
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Publication Date:
October 2005
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9.06x7.48x1.05 in. 1.81 lbs.

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