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Pro Tools LE® 8 Ignite!: The Visual Guide for New Users by Andrew Hagerman

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Chapter 7. Using MIDI

MIDI (which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a language that allows keyboards, synthesizers, and other musical devices to interact with one another. 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.

Not too long ago, music software worked with either audio or MIDI, but typically not both. Thankfully, those days have changed, and there are a number of DAW products, including Pro Tools, that incorporate the creative power of MIDI and the advantages of digital audio. Pro Tools LE 8, in particular, has made impressive gains in its MIDI power functionality, while remaining a solid audio workstation. ...

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