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4th Edition

The MIDI Manual 4e
A Practical Guide to MIDI within Modern Music Production

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ISBN 9780367549985
October 27, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
384 Pages - 184 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The MIDI Manual 4e: A Practical Guide to MIDI within Modern Music Production is a complete reference on MIDI. Written by David Miles Huber (a 4X Grammy-nominated musician, producer and author), this best-selling guide provides a clear explanation of what MIDI 1.0 and 2.0 is, acting as a guide for electronic instruments, the DAW, MIDI sequencing and how to make best use of them. You will learn how to set up an efficient MIDI system and how to get the most out of your production room and ultimately … your music.


Packed full of useful tips and practical examples on sequencing and mixing techniques, The MIDI Manual 4e also covers in-depth information on system interconnections, controllers, groove tools, the DAW, synchronization and more. For the first time, the MIDI 2.0 spec is explained in light of the latest developments and is accompanied with helpful guidelines for the long-established MIDI 1.0 spec and its implementation chart.


Illustrated throughout with helpful photos and screenshots, this is the most readable and clearly explained book on MIDI available.

Table of Contents

    1. What Is MIDI?; 2. The MIDI 1.0 Spec; 3. The MIDI 2.0 Spec; 4. System Interconnection; 5. Electronic Instruments; 6. Controllers; 7. Groove Tools; 8. Audio and the DAW; 9. MIDI and the DAW; 10. The iRevolution; 11. Sync; 12. Multimedia and the Web; 13. Music Notation and Printing; 14. The Art of Production; In Conclusion

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    David Miles Huber is a 4X Grammy-nominated producer and musician in the electronic dance and immersive genres, whose music has sold over the million mark. His dance performance style is energized and balanced out by lush beats and live acoustic instruments that combine to create a "Zen-meets-Tech Experience". His latest music can be heard at and

    DMH received his degree in music technology from Indiana University and the University of Surrey in Guildford, England. His most prominent book Modern Recording Techniques 9e is the standard recording industry text worldwide.