MIDI has been around for over 30 years, but do you really understand what it is and how to use it? Let music technology guru explain it all to you, so you can get the most from your Virtual Instruments, Effects, Hardware Boxes and Synths! In this series of 20 movies, Eli will guide you through all the aspects of MIDI that you need to know in order to connect, program and control all of your MIDI-capable software and hardware. Beginning with a general overview of what MIDI is, Eli explores the different types of data contained within MIDI messages. That leads into Note Messages, perhaps the most important MIDI message, and a video on understanding MIDI Note Numbers. Eli then covers the rest of the most common and important MIDI messages such as Aftertouch, Pitch Bend, Program Change, Bank Select, MIDI Continuous Controller, and Channel Mode messages.
Once you’ve learned about the MIDI messages, Eli dives deeper with Multitimbral Mode, explaining how to layer sound across MIDI channels and parts. After that, he covers some of the more esoteric MIDI features such as System Common and System Real Time messages, MIDI Time Code, and System Exclusive messages.
Finally, Eli explains the General MIDI convention and Standard MIDI Files, along with the difference between Absolute and Relative Midi Timing. If you have external MIDI devices, you’ll learn how to route MIDI to them, and if you are an OS X user needing to do complex routings, Eli explores the OS X MIDI Setup Utility for even more control and customization.
If you’re just getting into computer music and are confused by MIDI, or you’re a longtime musician who really wants to understand it all, check out “MIDI Explained” today!
– 20 Tutorials / 1 hour 41 mins total runtime
– For beginner to advanced MIDI producers and users
– Tutorials written by studio master Eli Krantzberg
– Simple to use video control interface for Mac & PC
– Watch Online, Download, Stream to iPad, iPhone & iPod