MIDI Manual A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio

ISBN-10: 0240807987

ISBN-13: 9780240807980

Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)

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List price: $36.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

What Is MIDI?
What MIDI Isn't
A Brief History
Why Is MIDI?
MIDI in the Home
MIDI on the Go
MIDI in the Studio
MIDI in Audio-for-Visual and Fihn
MIDI in Live Performance
MIDI and Visuals
MIDI and Multimedia
MIDI on the Phone
MIDI 1.0
Exploring the Spec
The Digital Word
The MIDI Message
MIDI Channels
Auto Channelizing
MIDI Modes
Channel-Voice Messages
Note-On Messages
Note-Off Messages
All Notes Off
Pressure (Aftertouch) Messages
Channel Pressure Messages
Polyphonic Key Pressure Messages
Program Change Messages
Pitch Bend Messages
Control Change Messages
Controller ID Numbers
Controller Values
Explanation of Controller ID Parameters
Bank Select
Mod Wheel
Breath Control
Foot Pedal
Portamento Time
Data Entry
Channel Volume (formerly known as Main Volume)
Stereo Balance
Effect Control 1 and 2
General Purpose Controllers
Hold Pedal
Portamento On/Off
Sustenuto Pedal
Soft Pedal
Legato Pedal
Hold 2 Pedal
Sound Variation (Sound Controller 1)
Sound Timbre (Sound Controller 2)
Sound Release Time (Sound Controller 3)
Sound Attack Time (Sound Controller 4)
Sound Brightness (Sound Controller 5)
Sound Controller 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
General Purpose Buttons
Portamento Control
Effects Level
Tremolo Level
Chorus Level
Celeste Level
Phaser Level (Set it on stun, Scotty!)
Data Button Increment
Data Button Decrement
Non-Registered Parameter Number (NRPN)
Registered Parameter Number (RPN)
All Sound Off
All Controllers Off
Local Keyboard On/Off
All Notes Off
Omni Mode Off
Omni Mode On
Monophonic Operation
Polyphonic Operation
System Messages
System-Common Messages
MTC Quarter-Frame Messages
Song Position Pointer Messages
Song Select Messages
Tune Request Messages
End of Exclusive Messages
System Real-Time Messages
Timing Clock Messages
Start Messages
Stop Messages
Continue Messages
Active Sensing Messages
System Reset Messages
System-Exclusive Messages
Universal Nonreal-Time System Exclusive
Universal Real-Time System Exclusive
Running Status
The Hardware
System Interconnection
The MIDI Cable
MIDI Phantom Power
Wireless MIDI
MIDI Jacks
MIDI In Jack
MIDI Out Jack
MIDI Thru Jack
Typical Configurations
The Daisy Chain
The Multiport Network
MIDI and the Personal Computer
The Mac
The PC
Connecting to the Peripheral World
Fire Wire
The MIDI Interface
The Keyboard Controller
Foot Controllers
The Audio Interface
DAW Hardware Controllers
MIDI Diagnostic Tools
Electronic Instruments
Inside the Toys
The Synth
Synth Modules
Soundcard Synths
Software Synthesis and Sample Resynthesis
Software Samplers
Sample CDs, DVDs, and the Web
Instrument Plug-Ins
The MIDI Keyboard Controller
Alternative Controllers
The Drum Machine
Alternative Percussion Voices
MIDI Drum Controllers
Drum Machine Button Pads
The Keyboard as a Percussion Controller
Drum Pad Controllers
MIDI Drums
Other MIDI Instrument and Controller Types
MIDI Vibraphone
MIDI Guitars and Basses
MIDI Wind Controllers
Hardware Sequencers
Integrated Workstation Sequencers
Software Sequencers
Basic Introduction to Sequencing
Setting the Session Tempo
Changing Tempo
Click Track
Setting Up a Track
Multiple Track Recording
Punching In and Out
Record Loop
Step Time Entry
Saving Your MIDI Files
Main Edit Screen
MIDI Grouping
Piano Roll Editor
Snap to
Notation Editor
Drum Editor
Event Editor
Practical Editing Techniques
Slipping in Time
Editing Controller Values
Thinning Controller Values
Filtering MIDI Data
Mapping MIDI Data
Program Change Messages
System Exclusive: The Musician's Pal
Work Those Tracks!
Splitting Tracks
Merging Tracks
Layering Tracks
MIDI Echo, Echo, Echo
MIDI Processing Effects
Audio-to-MIDI Interpretation
Replacing Audio Tracks via MIDI
Mixing a Sequence Using Continuous Controllers
Tips and Tricks
Digital Audio Production
The Digital Recording/Reproduction Process
Sample Editing
Sample Looping
Distribution of Sampled Audio
MIDI Sample-Dump Standard
SCSI Sample Dump Formats
Hard-Disk Recording
The Digital Audio Workstation
Integration Now...Integration Forever!
DAW Hardware
The Desktop Computer
The Laptop Computer
The Audio Interface
Audio Driver Protocols
DAW Controllers
Sound File Formats
Format Interchange and Compatibility
Sound File Sample Rates
Sound File Bit Rates
DAW Software
Sound File Recording, Editing, Region Definition, and Placement
Real-Time, On-Screen Mixing
DSP Effects
DSP Plug-Ins
Accelerator Cards
Power to the Processor...uhhh, People!
In Closing
Groove Tools and Techniques
The Basics
Time and Pitch Change Techniques
Beat Slicing
Looping your DAW
Loop-Based Audio Software
Groove and Loop Hardware
Groove and Loop Plug-ins
Pulling Loops into a DAW Session
DJ Software
Obtaining Loopfiles from the Great Digital Wellspring
A Historical Perspective
The Patch Editor
Hardware Patch Editors
The Patch Librarian
SysEx Dump Utilities
SysEx and your DAW
Alternative Sources for Obtaining Patch Data
Music Printing Programs
Entering Music Data
Scanning a Score
Editing a Score
Playing Back a Score
Display and Printing Out a Score
Multimedia and the Web
The Multimedia Environment
Delivery Media
The CD
The Web
Delivery Formats
Digital Audio
Uncompressed Sound File Formats
Compressed Codec Sound File Formats
Perceptual Coding
Tagged MetaData
Standard MIDI Files
General MIDI
Desktop Video
Multimedia and the Web in the "Need for Speed" Era
Thoughts on Being (and Getting Heard) in Cyberspace
Uploading to Stardom!
Copyright Protection: Wanna Get Paid?
Secure Digital Music Initiative
Internet Radio
The Virtual E-Dub
On a Final Note
Synchronization Between Media Transports
Time Code
Time Code Word
Sync Information Data
Time Code Frame Standards
LTC and VITC Time Code
Time Code Refreshment/Jam Sync
Synchronization Using SMPTE Time Code
SMPTE Offset Times
Distribution of SMPTE Signals
Time Code Levels
Synchronization in the Pre-MIDI Era
Click Sync
TTL and DIN Sync
MIDI-Based Synchronization
MIDI Real-Time Messages
Song Position Pointer
MIDI Time Code
MIDI Time Code Control Structure
SMPTE/MTC Conversion
Proprietary Synchronization Systems for Modular Digital Multitrack Recorders
Video's Need for a Stable Timing Reference
Digital Audio's Need for a Stable Timing Reference
Digital Audio Synchronization
Real-World Sync Applications for Using Time Code and MIDI Time Code
Master/Slave Relationship
Audio Recorders
Software Applications
Digital Audio Workstations
DAW Support for Video and Picture Sync
Routing Time Code to and from Your Computer
Keeping Out of Trouble
Mixing and Automation
Console and Mixer Basics
Understanding the Concept of "The Mixer"
Insert Point
Hardware and Virtual Effects in Action
Dynamic Range Processors
The Noise Gate
Time-Based Effects
Delay in Action!
Reverb Types
Pitch Shifting
Time and Pitch Changes
Effects Automation
Write Mode
Read Mode
Drawn (Rubberband) Automation
Hardware Effects Automation and Editing via MIDI
The Art of Mixing
Mixing and Balancing Basics
Need More Inputs?
Exporting a Mixdown to File
Studio Tips and Tricks
Studio Acoustics
Monitor Volume
Monitor Speaker Types
Nearfield Monitoring
Small Speakers
Your Car
Is It Live or Is It MIDI?
Reamping It in the Mix
Transferring MIDI to Audio Tracks
Helpful Production Hints
Power- and Ground-Related Issues
Power Conditioning
In Conclusion
The MIDI Implementation Chart
Guidelines For Using the Chart
Detailed Explanation of the Chart
Basic Channel
Note Number
Pitch Bender
Conttol Change
Program Change
System Exclusive
System Common
System Real Time
Auxiliary Messages
Tax Tips for Musicians
A Business of Your Own
"But, Dude, I Gotta Eat."
Gear Lust = Tax Savings
Home Sweet Home
Self-Employment Tax
Health Insurance
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Vehicular Reductions
Feed The Nest Egg and Save, Too
End-of-the-Year Tax Tips
Get Help From the IRS
Final Word
Musician's Guide to Saving For Retirement
Simple Sep Steps
Keogh Dough
Author Bio
Continued Education
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