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The Basics of MIDI

MIDI dates back to the early 80’s and is still widely used in the music industry today. It allows you to connect various types of equipment together. MIDI-capable keyboards, computers, and drum machines are some of the most popular. The world of MIDI is full of terms and acronyms. What follows is a high-level overview of a few of them to help get you started. Depending on the device involved, you may have two, three, or more MIDI ports on your device. MIDI In – to send MIDI data INBOUND to the device. MIDI Out – to send MIDI data OUTBOUND from the device. MIDI Thru – May not be on all devices, but will allow you to connect an...

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