MIDI 101
MIDI Demystified
Genre: Audio
  • 54 Videos
  • 3h 52m
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If you use MIDI and always wondered how - and why - it works, MIDI 101 is for you! Informative and entertaining, "MIDI Demystified" is a required tutorial for anyone looking to get the most out of their MIDI hardware and software.
Peter Schwartz is a composer, orchestrator, keyboardist, synthesist and Logic master who has worked with David Bowie, Madonna, Disneytoons and many, many others!
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This tutorial is written, narrated, and even animated (!) by veteran composer, keyboardist and synthesist Peter "Ski" Schwartz. Designed to "demystify" MIDI in an entertaining yet incredibly informative way, this 4-hour magnum-opus of MIDI will show you everything you've ever wanted to know about MIDI in your studio.

"MIDI Demystified" starts out with a detailed historical vignette taking MIDI from its humble beginnings through to its current state-of-the-art technology. Peter then investigates, explains and provides solutions to the many different MIDI situations that all musicians encounter in both live performance & in a studio setting.

Featuring dozens of animated MIDI signal-flow diagrams, live action footage, and beautiful images of the latest MIDI gear along with vintage MIDI devices, Peter explains the potentially dry subject of MIDI in a way that makes the learning process accessible and fun!

MIDI 101: MIDI Demystified is filled with all kinds of unexpected and informative surprises, and plenty of musical examples in a wide variety of styles. MIDI 101 teaches you everything there is to know about MIDI while keeping you entertained in the process!

So join Peter "Ski" Schwartz on his incredibly fun filled romp through the amazing, musically microscopic and meaningful world of MIDI.
Section 1: Section 1: Welcome to MIDI 101
Section 2: Section 2: Introduction to MIDI
Section 3: Section 3: Basic Concepts and Perspectives
Section 4: Section 4: Connecting MIDI Devices
Section 5: Section 5: MIDI Channels & Omni Mode
Section 6: Section 6: The Serial Nature of MIDI Messages
Section 7: Section 7: Channel Message Structure
Section 8: Section 8: Note On and Note Off Messages
Section 9: Section 9: Aftertouch (Mono and Poly)
Section 10: Section 10: Program Change
Section 11: Section 11: Pitch Bender
Section 12: Section 12: Control Change Messages
Section 13: Section 13: Multi-Timbral Instruments
Section 14: Section 14: MIDI Interfaces, and MIDI & USB Compared
Section 15: Section 15: MIDI Mergers
Section 16: Section 16: Sequencing
Section 17: Section 17: Multi-Channel Interfaces
Section 18: Section 18: MIDI Synchronization
Section 19: Section 19: System Excludive Messages
Section 20: Section 20: Active Sensing
Section 21: Section 21: Tech Sector
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