It’s no news that there is a big connection between making music and performing music life and what better piece of gear can easily be integrated and also comes in as one of the most essential gear both in the studio and live on stage.
The #MIDI interface or controller or as some will call it “midi keyboard” gives the music production stage the edge that no other piece of gear can with the vast amount of resources that it brings to the production table. And when it comes to the live performance of any recorded music, the midi interface also stands out amongst in the list of gear.
So What Really Is MIDI?
MIDI or musical instrument digital interface is a way to translate digital musical information through hardware gear.
Playing a key on a MIDI device like a keyboard or pad, allows you to send MIDI information directly to your computer which is sent directly into your DAW or digital audio workstation.
All MIDI communication contains a lot more than just the position or placement of a note, it also sends other bits of information communicated through the MIDI controller, like how hard the producer pressed the key “Velocity”, at what speed “Time or Tempo”, Pitch bend, Parameter change, and much more.
Note: MIDI in itself does not contain any sound; it's just information.
The MIDI Ecosystem requires that you get familiar with some keys terms;
Cables designed to connect hardware devices to your computer through a wired connection. The old-school MIDI cables comes with a circular form and five little pins. This type of midi cable is called a 5-pin DIN cable.
Now most modern MIDI cables have a USB connection that plugs directly into the device and then into your computer's USB ports or a compatible adapter.
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While most new devices utilize MIDI 2. o, older hardware devices connect via the 5-pin DINs.
MIDI outputs are where the information from a hardware device is transmitted out to a DAW or audio system using a MIDI cable.
MIDI inputs are able to receive MIDI information from an external device.
Many modern controllers are plug and play, and if not, you'll have to go into preferences to align certain controllers. You might need to also manually map certain parameters within your DAW before you're ready to use your MIDI device.
MIDI controllers are designed to emulate the feel and look of a hardware instrument and contain different expression data points within each MIDI note, allowing you to transmit as much information as possible from a hardware device directly to your DAW.
What are the benefits of including midi into your life performance ?
- Improve Creativity
- Better Workflow
- Working With Less Gear
- Unlimited Sound Bank Option
Take your familiar production workflow and tested tools with you as you go Live and have a creative live show.
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