What is MIDI, anyway?
MIDI is a wire-protocol that was developed in the 80’s to allow synthesizers to send musical performance data between devices. So a MIDI keyboard can send performance data ( i.e. “notes” ) to an instrument that actually creates the sound. It is beyond the scope of this manual to explain MIDI in detail. But a MIDI Primer has been provided here.
What can Mixbus do with MIDI?
Here are some of the tasks that are typically implemented with MIDI:
- Play a multitimbral MIDI file through a General MIDI instrument, as a backing track. Learn more here: General MIDI
- Add a Virtual instrument to a track, and record MIDI data to play through it. Learn more here: Virtual Instruments
- Send MIDI to an external device. Learn more in Setting up an External MIDI device
- Arranging tracks by assembling and triggering MIDI loops and phrases.
- Using a MIDI as a controller ( for knobs and faders ). You can learn more about that in the External Control section