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Modern MIDI

Sequencing and Performing Using Traditional and Mobile Tools, 1st Edition

By Sam McGuire


426 pages

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In the last five years, the environment in which the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) specification works and the tools that communicate via MIDI have changed dramatically. Modern MIDI: Sequencing and Performing Using Traditional and Mobile Tools gives you all the tools you need to properly and effectively use MIDI in a modern setting, while still incorporating vintage MIDI gear. Exploring typical workflows and techniques for both the studio and the performing environment, this book helps you navigate the changes that mobile computing has made to the way the music producers and engineers work with MIDI.

If you’re a MIDI user seeking to increase your efficiency and productivity while still gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of MIDI, or a music professional looking to incorporate your mobile devices into your creative process, this is the book for you. Modern MIDI shows you how to implement the necessary components to use MIDI on your iPad, Android phone, or laptop.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: Introduction to MIDI

Chapter 2: MIDI Hardware

Chapter 3: Mobile MIDI

Chapter 4: Recording MIDI

Chapter 5: Editing MIDI

Chapter 6: Mixing

Chapter 7: Using MIDI Live

Chapter 8: Music Theory Primer

Chapter 9: Interviews

Chapter 10: History of MIDI

Chapter 11: Exploring the Future of MIDI

Chapter 12: Appendix

About the Author


Sam McGuire, an active audio engineer, composer, and faculty member of the University of Colorado Denver, is the primary author on two audio technology books and multiple audio software instructional videos for and Sam has also scored and mixed multiple award winning documentary and feature films.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / Recording & Reproduction