Synopses & Reviews
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.
-Most comprehensive reference on MIDI
-Updated to include new developments in hardware and software
ormation about MIDI and the personal studio. Huber's straightforward writing style and broad view of music production give the book plenty of appeal to readers at all sophistication levels." - Brian Smithers, Electronic Musician
"A useful reference book for anyone using MIDI."
James Eade, Lighting and Sound International.
About 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 (ArtistPro.com). He also manages the Educational Outreach Program for Syntrillium software (www.syntrillium.com), makers of Cool Edit 2000 and Cool Edit Pro. In addition to all this, heâs 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 51bpm.com.
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