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Pro Tools® 11 Ignite! by Andy Hagerman

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7Using MIDI

MIDI, short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a language that enables keyboards, synthesizers, and other musical devices to interact with each other. Since its inception in the early 1980s, MIDI has proved to be an invaluable creative tool to musicians of all kinds, and it has changed the face of the music industry.

In the early days of music technology, software worked with either audio or MIDI, but usually not both. Thankfully, those days are over. Now, numerous DAW products, including Pro Tools, incorporate the creative power of MIDI and the advantages of digital audio. Pro Tools in particular has made impressive gains in its MIDI power functionality, while remaining a solid audio workstation. In this chapter, you’ll ...

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