Midid is a form of triggering sounds

midi stands for musical instrument digital interface.

1981 audio engineering society, decided to have a universal way of having a connector.

MIdi basics
midi came into use in 1983.
Midi isn't hardware or software
midi is a digital language

midis are triggers nothing to do with audio
midi transmits info
midi messangs...
note on
note off
program change
pitch bend
controller change
pressure poly
pressure mono

midi uses 8 bit stuf
protocal is used to play

when keys is pressed it has different bits

127 is max amount of volume a full on
aftertouch is sick
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this was invented for the multitambrel use.

midi cable, 5 pins

there's the master midi and the slave midi

old days u had a midi interface but we dont have that crap anymore

hybrid usb before thsatb u hafd t0o use cerial.

still used today midi nterface s old news

you can now have mutitambreal keyboards8888
general midid is= an agreed upon program with patches.
afixed list

range is always 127
multitambreal with channels

only send a recieve one introment at a time
16 sounds at at ime
channell 10 for drums

tempo and pitch are comptetely dependent of eachother,


a multi track recording

records a nd play back midid info
you can add audio to midi

midi dfires digital audioooooooo

type 1 = standers types 0 sucks and type 0 sucks

dl from midi internet

rocky theme can go in notation

midi is not audio
collection of things
16 channels

My sick paper that is way to long!

Can you imagine a world without any of this famous pop music era? I can't what would we dance to at a school dance? classical music....yeah right that stuff sucks. To get back to the evolution of electronic sound we have to go all the way back to 1889.

When your listening to a song have you ever heard the thud thud thud that sounds like a steady pulse in the backround? this is most likely a vco. or in other words a voltage control ocilator. But how did these ever come to be. well to start uus off this guy came around that was named william duddle. And he invented the singing electric arc. Now this was what some people may call a vco in early forms. It was this huge set up with a spark running through it. when he pressed different keys he changed the spark, which is actually the wave form... but how can a simple couple of stupid crappy sounds transoform into the masterpieces that we have today? well the vco keeps adavnceing especially with this othergguy named lugi.

What lugi did was invent another vco... this is called the interumoni.It was a box like stuckture that had a crank... depending how u turn the crank it changed the pitch and tamber of the instroment. these instroments were built to emmulate the sound of machienes. Simle instroments such as this one and the electric singing arc led the way for more advanced vco's to com out. but what would controll and amplfy these sounds that these eletroic giants were starting to create?

Now you are probably wondering when am I going to get to the mad teacho beat stuff.... well to tell you the truth not for a while so that sucks and I'm sorry about that So I'll put in a random little joke for you every once in a while starting...................now

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake
were walking along the beach. Suddenly, Justin says, "Aww, Britney, look at the dead birdie."

Britney looks up at the sky and says, "Where?!"

haha that was funny but anyways i bet your excited to start learning about the history of electronic music again so next I was say9ing that you needed something to amplify these sounds better this something would come out with the audian piano. Unfortunetly it was monphonic but thats ok it had vacum tubes! this set the stage for many new and better instroments to eveolve. this happened in 1915 so we are prgressing pretty damn fast.

Now wouldnt you olove an electric instroment that could play more then one note at a time??? I know I would. It would get pretty boreing hearing only one monotonous beep after beep and beep and not being aboe to mix it up at all. So that's when this thing called the pianord came out. This instroment was the first of the polyphonic era, maiinly all the istroments we use today are polyphonic. So this worked pretty well. It had 25 ocilators and made pure sine tones... every key you hit triggered an ocilator. Now what can you have to make it better. how about how hard you hit a key, we know this affects the eletric keyboard now but it never really did that before.

So along came the melodium Invented in 1937 this instorment was monophonic but that's ok, it touch keyboard sensitivity mad up for it. that's why this was so important in the scheme of the electric era, the touch sesnsitiveity was key to progression.

You know those weird robot voices? yeah how do you think they form. They were formed by the vocorder and allthough the vocorder is a mad cool music beat thing now it wasn't always like that. Way back when they were trying to invent it to create better speach and langwedge over the phone.... weirdly enough they tended up transforming the sound waves that you produce out of your soundbox. It takes the intial sound tone and puts it through a filter, note the key word filter.... this was another step for the giants of electronic music.

Another early vcf that was created was the multimonica, this instroment was basicly a a harmonica with keys. It was monophonic and it could alter the sound waves. It was markeded in the 1940s, this was also the first instorment that took subtractive synthisies into hand.

You know those carzy guys that end up inventing something wild and crazy? yeah that's how the Freemusic machinene came around. this instroment was able to play notes without human inter action... It was also really cool because it had 8 ocilators. and the fact that it wasw that begining of algorithem music.... which is insanely awesome. Now instead of playing the music this wacked up dude would write down these complicated algorithems on paper and transfer them through a comuputer for the actuall computer to trigger the notes.

I love drum beats and all kinds of beats for that matter. But in the music world of electronics this is called sampleing. which is basicly recrdding one sound or programing it into the computer then being able to play it through triggering keys. the first instroment that was able to do this was called the Oramic. only this had actuall casset tracksinstead of the cool tiny recording things that we have in the syths today..

So lets check how we are doing so far. we have the vco, the vacume tube, polyphonic keyboards, vcos, touch sensitive keys, computers that play math problems and even sound sampleing! whew we are getting far but this is only 1959 where we are right now! so we still have a ways to go untill we get to our modern day synth.

The sampler that we had before wasn't that good so someone came out with the The worlitser side man which is an awesome piece of eqitment. this was the first sound sampler "Looper" that we saw. so you can tell this instroment to keep the drum beats playing over and over and over again. untill you were alll looped out. but we yet still have even more samplers. Now we have the melotron. this is basicly a keyboard with a lead on the right side and a sampler on the left. So while you sample a sweet beat you can also add to it with the lead... this is likke additive sythisies get it?

Ok its starting to get boreing again, JOKE TIME jk lol, back to the boreing paper.

ahhhh that was good But lets get back on the topic of lights, oh I mean synthesis. Actually at one point (1962) we actually combined the two. which is pretty boss So every time you hit a key it triggered a light. the keyboard was also touch sensitive. IT also had unreal transistors which were sick. Now our deejays can rock out with lights.

What type of sythiesie is left? I think there's vector sythieseis. EMS brought this to reality in 1969. With there gain matrix and the joystick to control the wave form many people could not believe what was going on with it. Like the EMS guys these other dudes decided to come out with the buchala. this was one of the first middi instorments with touch sensitive plates on it and it had no keys. but it did have a video modular of what was going on which ws gnarly.

Now tape and cassets were pissing everyone off. so we want to come out with something new possibly better. Well that's just what we did. In 1975 qwwwe came out with the synclavier. THis was a combination between a synth and a sampler. It was the first actual workstation. It could record and play because it requiered not tape. They were stored on magnetic disks. So this introduced the modern day synth.

Finally we have the kurswile which combined everything we have today into one synth well except the lights but im sure thaey had an add on that the could program for this specific instoment.

So check this out we just got from a stupid little noise comeing out of a box to a sick synthizizer.

garage band.