Synopses & Reviews
The revised 6th edition of this easy-to-use book is written in simple English and assumes no prior background with MIDI. Starting with the computer, How MIDI Works takes readers all the way through MIDI, sequencing and digital audio recording, and features chapter summary questions to ensure understanding. Topics covered include: the computer language of MIDI, controllers for keyboard operations, the mixing board within, hard disk audio recording, and many more. This text is a mainstay at colleges and universities across the nation.
Now with digital audio recording, the 6th edition of this easy-to-read book on MIDI is divided into nine broad sections: The PC: Specs for the Hub of Your Digital Audio Home Studio
-- Sequencing/Digital Audio Software Overview: Cakewalk 9.0, Cubase 5.0, Emagic 4.5, Samplitude 2496
-- Understanding the MIDI Keyboard Workstation
-- Musical Review of the MIDI Spec and how it's applied in each major program and a keyboard
-- Equipment of the Home Studio
-- Signal How of an Analog Board
-- Signal Flow within each Sequencing/Digital Audio Program
-- Steps to Recording
-- Syncing; SMPTE, MTC, MMC.