Built from template.html Musical Instrument Digital Interface from FOLDOC foldoc.org: wombat.doc.ic.ac.uk & foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk:

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

<music, hardware, protocol, file format>

(MIDI /mi'-dee/, /mee'-dee/) A hardware specification and protocol used to communicate note and effect information between synthesisers, computers, music keyboards, controllers, and other electronic music devices. It is basically a high-speed serial connection with separate connections for MIDI in, MIDI out and MIDI through (to allow devices to be chained).

The basic unit of information is a "note on/off" event which includes a note number (pitch) and key velocity (loudness). There are many other message types for events such as pitch bend, patch changes and synthesizer-specific events for loading new patches etc.

There is a file format for expressing MIDI data which is like a dump of data sent over a MIDI port.

The MIME type "audio/midi" isn't actually registered so it should probably be "audio/x-midi".

Filename extension: .mid or .midi

http://update.uu.se/~vick/Coordinator.html.

Usenet newsgroups: comp.music.midi, alt.music.midi.

Last updated: 1998-06-27

Nearby terms:

MUSHMusicMusical Instrument Digital InterfaceMusicamMuSimp

Try this search on Wikipedia, OneLook, Google


if HTMLCOMMENTBOX
Loading

end HTMLCOMMENTBOX footer
content
left
left-mid right
container Quantcast Google Analytics