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Entries found for search: MIDI

MIDI port : A means of bypassing the 16-channel limit of the MIDI specification by using a MIDI interface with multiple MIDI sockets that carry totally independent signals and effectively provide separate MIDI networks that function in parallel. Typically, there may be four such sets of sockets, each socket representing one MIDI port that can be used for up to sixteen channels. Such interfaces, which are generally the huob of a large MIDI network, are occasionally built into master keyboards. More typically, they are add-on hardware devices attached to a computer and will usually only operate in conjunction with sequencing software from the same manufacturer.

MIDI Show Control (MSC) : A protocol in the MIDI specification designed to integrate and control stage equipment such as lighting, hydraulics, rigging, video machines, pyrotechnics, and fog machines. MSC is intended to control dedicated equipment in theater, live performance, multimedia and audio visual applications.

MIDI slop : The timing variations which occur within a multitimbral tone generator. As several different instrument sounds are generated on multiple channels, the machine must generate and output the notes in a short space of time, causing timing variations among the various notes. This is not the same as MIDI delay.

MIDI Splitter : See MIDI Thru.

MIDI Sync : One of the synchronization protocols supported by MIDI, either MIDI Clock or MTC.

MIDI Thru : There are two types of MIDI Thru. One, a simple hardware connection, is found on the back panels of many synthesizers. The Thru jack, in this case, simply duplicates whatever data is arriving at the MIDI -In jack, being a hard-wired connection between the two. Compare with MIDI Echo. Sequencers have a second type, called a Software Thru. In this case, data arriving at the In-jack is merged with data being played by the sequencer, and both sets of data appear in a single stream at the Out- (not the Thru-) jack. A Software Thru is useful because it allows a master keyboard to be hooked up to the sequencer’s MIDI input and a tone module to its output. The keyboard can they play and produce sound through the tone module, and the sequencer can also send its messages directly to the tone module. Also called a MIDI Splitter. See also MIDI Out/Thru.

Software (MIDI) Thru : When Software Thru is On, MIDI data at the sequencer’s MIDI input passes through to the output. When it is Off, MIDI data at the input does not appear at the output. See also MIDI Thru, Local Control.

pitch-to-MIDI-converter : This translates a monophonic musical line, such as singing or a reed instrument, into a stream of MIDI data.

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