9780240807980

The MIDI Manual: A Practical Guide to MIDI in the Project Studio

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    9780240807980

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    0240807987

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2007-03-05
  • Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS

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Your indispensable guide to MIDI: Includes all the latest developments in hardware and software, Practical advice on digital audio technology, covering all the major DAWs, Includes tutorials and practical insights into sequencing, Updated and expanded chapter on "groove tool" technologies, Fun and insightful section on "Studio Tips & Tricks".

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xv
What Is MIDI?p. 1
What MIDI Isn'tp. 3
A Brief Historyp. 4
Why Is MIDI?p. 5
MIDI in the Homep. 6
MIDI on the Gop. 7
MIDI in the Studiop. 8
MIDI in Audio-for-Visual and Fihnp. 9
MIDI in Live Performancep. 10
MIDI and Visualsp. 10
MIDI and Multimediap. 10
MIDI on the Phonep. 11
MIDI 1.0p. 13
Exploring the Specp. 13
The Digital Wordp. 14
The MIDI Messagep. 15
MIDI Channelsp. 17
Auto Channelizingp. 18
MIDI Modesp. 19
Channel-Voice Messagesp. 22
Note-On Messagesp. 22
Note-Off Messagesp. 23
All Notes Offp. 24
Pressure (Aftertouch) Messagesp. 24
Channel Pressure Messagesp. 25
Polyphonic Key Pressure Messagesp. 25
Program Change Messagesp. 26
Pitch Bend Messagesp. 27
Control Change Messagesp. 28
Controller ID Numbersp. 29
Controller Valuesp. 30
Explanation of Controller ID Parametersp. 31
Bank Selectp. 31
Mod Wheelp. 34
Breath Controlp. 34
Foot Pedalp. 34
Portamento Timep. 34
Data Entryp. 34
Channel Volume (formerly known as Main Volume)p. 35
Stereo Balancep. 35
Panp. 35
Expressionp. 35
Effect Control 1 and 2p. 36
General Purpose Controllersp. 36
Hold Pedalp. 36
Portamento On/Offp. 37
Sustenuto Pedalp. 37
Soft Pedalp. 37
Legato Pedalp. 37
Hold 2 Pedalp. 37
Sound Variation (Sound Controller 1)p. 37
Sound Timbre (Sound Controller 2)p. 38
Sound Release Time (Sound Controller 3)p. 38
Sound Attack Time (Sound Controller 4)p. 38
Sound Brightness (Sound Controller 5)p. 38
Sound Controller 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10p. 38
General Purpose Buttonsp. 38
Portamento Controlp. 39
Effects Levelp. 39
Tremolo Levelp. 39
Chorus Levelp. 39
Celeste Levelp. 39
Phaser Level (Set it on stun, Scotty!)p. 39
Data Button Incrementp. 39
Data Button Decrementp. 40
Non-Registered Parameter Number (NRPN)p. 40
Registered Parameter Number (RPN)p. 40
All Sound Offp. 40
All Controllers Offp. 40
Local Keyboard On/Offp. 40
All Notes Offp. 41
Omni Mode Offp. 41
Omni Mode Onp. 41
Monophonic Operationp. 42
Polyphonic Operationp. 42
System Messagesp. 42
System-Common Messagesp. 42
MTC Quarter-Frame Messagesp. 42
Song Position Pointer Messagesp. 43
Song Select Messagesp. 43
Tune Request Messagesp. 43
End of Exclusive Messagesp. 43
System Real-Time Messagesp. 43
Timing Clock Messagesp. 43
Start Messagesp. 44
Stop Messagesp. 44
Continue Messagesp. 44
Active Sensing Messagesp. 44
System Reset Messagesp. 44
System-Exclusive Messagesp. 44
Universal Nonreal-Time System Exclusivep. 45
Universal Real-Time System Exclusivep. 45
Running Statusp. 46
The Hardwarep. 47
System Interconnectionp. 47
The MIDI Cablep. 48
MIDI Phantom Powerp. 49
Wireless MIDIp. 50
MIDI Jacksp. 51
MIDI In Jackp. 51
MIDI Out Jackp. 51
MIDI Thru Jackp. 51
MIDI Echop. 52
Typical Configurationsp. 52
The Daisy Chainp. 53
The Multiport Networkp. 54
MIDI and the Personal Computerp. 55
The Macp. 56
The PCp. 57
Portabilityp. 57
Super-Portabilityp. 58
Connecting to the Peripheral Worldp. 58
USBp. 59
Fire Wirep. 61
Networkingp. 61
The MIDI Interfacep. 63
The Keyboard Controllerp. 65
Foot Controllersp. 66
The Audio Interfacep. 68
DAW Hardware Controllersp. 69
MIDI Diagnostic Toolsp. 71
Electronic Instrumentsp. 73
Inside the Toysp. 73
Keyboardsp. 75
The Synthp. 76
Synth Modulesp. 77
Soundcard Synthsp. 78
Software Synthesis and Sample Resynthesisp. 78
Samplersp. 80
Software Samplersp. 82
Sample CDs, DVDs, and the Webp. 84
Instrument Plug-Insp. 86
The MIDI Keyboard Controllerp. 87
Alternative Controllersp. 90
The Drum Machinep. 90
Alternative Percussion Voicesp. 93
MIDI Drum Controllersp. 94
Drum Machine Button Padsp. 95
The Keyboard as a Percussion Controllerp. 95
Drum Pad Controllersp. 96
MIDI Drumsp. 96
Other MIDI Instrument and Controller Typesp. 98
MIDI Vibraphonep. 98
MIDI Guitars and Bassesp. 99
MIDI Wind Controllersp. 99
Sequencingp. 101
Hardware Sequencersp. 102
Integrated Workstation Sequencersp. 103
Software Sequencersp. 103
Basic Introduction to Sequencingp. 104
Recordingp. 105
Setting the Session Tempop. 106
Changing Tempop. 107
Click Trackp. 107
Setting Up a Trackp. 108
Multiple Track Recordingp. 109
Punching In and Outp. 109
Pre-countp. 111
Record Loopp. 111
Stackingp. 112
Step Time Entryp. 112
Saving Your MIDI Filesp. 113
Editingp. 113
Main Edit Screenp. 114
MIDI Groupingp. 115
Piano Roll Editorp. 116
Snap top. 116
Notation Editorp. 118
Drum Editorp. 119
Event Editorp. 119
Practical Editing Techniquesp. 120
Transpositionp. 120
Quantizationp. 121
Humanizingp. 123
Swingp. 124
Slipping in Timep. 124
Editing Controller Valuesp. 125
Thinning Controller Valuesp. 128
Filtering MIDI Datap. 128
Mapping MIDI Datap. 129
Program Change Messagesp. 129
System Exclusive: The Musician's Palp. 130
Work Those Tracks!p. 131
Splitting Tracksp. 131
Merging Tracksp. 132
Layering Tracksp. 133
MIDI Echo, Echo, Echop. 133
MIDI Processing Effectsp. 133
Audio-to-MIDI Interpretationp. 136
Replacing Audio Tracks via MIDIp. 136
Playbackp. 137
Mixing a Sequence Using Continuous Controllersp. 138
Tips and Tricksp. 138
Digital Audio Productionp. 141
The Digital Recording/Reproduction Processp. 142
Samplingp. 142
Quantizationp. 143
Samplersp. 145
Sample Editingp. 146
Sample Loopingp. 147
Distribution of Sampled Audiop. 148
MIDI Sample-Dump Standardp. 148
SCSI Sample Dump Formatsp. 149
Hard-Disk Recordingp. 149
The Digital Audio Workstationp. 150
Integration Now...Integration Forever!p. 150
DAW Hardwarep. 152
The Desktop Computerp. 152
The Laptop Computerp. 155
The Audio Interfacep. 157
Audio Driver Protocolsp. 158
Latencyp. 159
Wordclockp. 159
DAW Controllersp. 160
Sound File Formatsp. 162
Format Interchange and Compatibilityp. 163
Sound File Sample Ratesp. 164
Sound File Bit Ratesp. 165
DAW Softwarep. 165
Sound File Recording, Editing, Region Definition, and Placementp. 168
Real-Time, On-Screen Mixingp. 173
DSP Effectsp. 175
DSP Plug-Insp. 180
ReWirep. 181
Accelerator Cardsp. 182
Power to the Processor...uhhh, People!p. 183
In Closingp. 188
Groove Tools and Techniquesp. 189
The Basicsp. 190
Time and Pitch Change Techniquesp. 190
Warpingp. 191
Beat Slicingp. 191
Looping your DAWp. 192
Loop-Based Audio Softwarep. 193
Reasonp. 197
ReWirep. 200
Groove and Loop Hardwarep. 201
Groove and Loop Plug-insp. 201
Pulling Loops into a DAW Sessionp. 201
DJ Softwarep. 203
Obtaining Loopfiles from the Great Digital Wellspringp. 205
Editor/Librariansp. 207
A Historical Perspectivep. 209
The Patch Editorp. 209
Hardware Patch Editorsp. 212
The Patch Librarianp. 213
SysEx Dump Utilitiesp. 213
SysEx and your DAWp. 214
Alternative Sources for Obtaining Patch Datap. 216
Music Printing Programsp. 217
Entering Music Datap. 217
Scanning a Scorep. 219
Editing a Scorep. 219
Playing Back a Scorep. 221
Display and Printing Out a Scorep. 222
Multimedia and the Webp. 225
The Multimedia Environmentp. 226
Delivery Mediap. 228
The CDp. 229
The DVDp. 229
The Webp. 229
Delivery Formatsp. 230
Digital Audiop. 230
Uncompressed Sound File Formatsp. 231
Compressed Codec Sound File Formatsp. 231
Perceptual Codingp. 231
MP3p. 233
WMAp. 234
AACp. 234
RealAudiop. 235
Tagged MetaDatap. 235
MIDIp. 236
Standard MIDI Filesp. 237
General MIDIp. 237
Graphicsp. 238
Desktop Videop. 240
Multimedia and the Web in the "Need for Speed" Erap. 241
Thoughts on Being (and Getting Heard) in Cyberspacep. 242
Uploading to Stardom!p. 242
Copyright Protection: Wanna Get Paid?p. 244
Secure Digital Music Initiativep. 244
Internet Radiop. 244
The Virtual E-Dubp. 245
On a Final Notep. 245
Synchronizationp. 247
Synchronization Between Media Transportsp. 248
Time Codep. 248
Time Code Wordp. 250
Sync Information Datap. 251
Time Code Frame Standardsp. 251
LTC and VITC Time Codep. 252
Time Code Refreshment/Jam Syncp. 253
Synchronization Using SMPTE Time Codep. 254
SMPTE Offset Timesp. 255
Loopsp. 256
Distribution of SMPTE Signalsp. 256
Time Code Levelsp. 256
Synchronization in the Pre-MIDI Erap. 257
Click Syncp. 257
TTL and DIN Syncp. 257
FSKp. 258
MIDI-Based Synchronizationp. 259
MIDI Real-Time Messagesp. 259
Song Position Pointerp. 260
MIDI Time Codep. 261
MIDI Time Code Control Structurep. 261
SMPTE/MTC Conversionp. 262
Proprietary Synchronization Systems for Modular Digital Multitrack Recordersp. 263
Video's Need for a Stable Timing Referencep. 263
Digital Audio's Need for a Stable Timing Referencep. 263
Digital Audio Synchronizationp. 264
Real-World Sync Applications for Using Time Code and MIDI Time Codep. 264
Master/Slave Relationshipp. 265
Audio Recordersp. 266
VCRsp. 266
MDMsp. 267
Software Applicationsp. 267
Digital Audio Workstationsp. 267
DAW Support for Video and Picture Syncp. 267
Routing Time Code to and from Your Computerp. 268
Keeping Out of Troublep. 270
Mixing and Automationp. 271
Console and Mixer Basicsp. 272
Understanding the Concept of "The Mixer"p. 273
Insert Pointp. 277
Groupingp. 284
Hardware and Virtual Effects in Actionp. 285
EQp. 285
Dynamic Range Processorsp. 288
Compressionp. 290
Limitingp. 292
The Noise Gatep. 293
Time-Based Effectsp. 294
Delayp. 294
Delay in Action!p. 295
Reverbp. 296
Reverb Typesp. 297
Pitch Shiftingp. 298
Time and Pitch Changesp. 298
Effects Automationp. 300
Write Modep. 300
Read Modep. 301
Drawn (Rubberband) Automationp. 302
Hardware Effects Automation and Editing via MIDIp. 303
The Art of Mixingp. 303
Mixing and Balancing Basicsp. 303
Need More Inputs?p. 305
Exporting a Mixdown to Filep. 306
Studio Tips and Tricksp. 309
Studio Acousticsp. 309
Monitoringp. 312
Monitor Volumep. 313
Monitor Speaker Typesp. 315
Nearfield Monitoringp. 315
Small Speakersp. 317
Headphonesp. 317
Your Carp. 317
Is It Live or Is It MIDI?p. 318
Reamping It in the Mixp. 318
Transferring MIDI to Audio Tracksp. 320
Helpful Production Hintsp. 320
Power- and Ground-Related Issuesp. 326
Power Conditioningp. 327
In Conclusionp. 333
The MIDI Implementation Chartp. 335
Guidelines For Using the Chartp. 337
Detailed Explanation of the Chartp. 337
Headerp. 337
Basic Channelp. 338
Modep. 338
Note Numberp. 338
Velocityp. 338
Afterrouchp. 339
Pitch Benderp. 339
Conttol Changep. 339
Program Changep. 339
System Exclusivep. 339
System Commonp. 339
System Real Timep. 340
Auxiliary Messagesp. 340
Notesp. 340
Tax Tips for Musiciansp. 341
A Business of Your Ownp. 341
"But, Dude, I Gotta Eat."p. 342
Write-Offsp. 342
Gear Lust = Tax Savingsp. 344
Home Sweet Homep. 344
Self-Employment Taxp. 344
Health Insurancep. 345
Eat, Drink, and Be Merryp. 345
Vehicular Reductionsp. 345
Feed The Nest Egg and Save, Toop. 345
End-of-the-Year Tax Tipsp. 346
Get Help From the IRSp. 346
Final Wordp. 346
Musician's Guide to Saving For Retirementp. 347
Simple Sep Stepsp. 348
Keogh Doughp. 348
Author Biop. 349
Continued Educationp. 351
The Webp. 352
Indexp. 353
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