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The musical instrument digital interface, M.I.D.I.
Back in 1985 when the only people using the internet were government agencies and geeks, and the CD was the latest thing, electronic musical instrument manufacturers wrote the M.I.D.I. specification to give hardware and software developers a way to talk to each other musically.
For the most part it was used for small on or two person bands to add back up tracks to fill out the sound.
The M.I.D.I interface is still used today providing a great tool for students to learn and composers to write songs.
Most electronic keyboards still have a M.I.D.I interface as well as newly added USB technology that will allow you to use your instrument in concert with you computer to perform a wide range of musical tasks.
Since those early days a wide range of music writing software has been developed that can help you get more out of you musical experience and help you to achieve your musical goals.
Music software falls into several different categories. Although today the lines between these categories is blurring as many programs now attempt to handle multiple musical functions.
Music writing software
This type of software is used primarily to write music on the staff to be printed for performance.
Rather than sitting with pen and ink and tediously hand writing charts, you are now able to use your mouse, and instrument or computer keyboard to make this task much much easier.
You can also audition and edit your compositions and hear them before they are ready to be printed.
Music sequencing software
Sequencing software allows note information from you keyboard or other sound source to be recorded, edited and played back allowing you to have an entire orchestra at you fingertips.
Music composing software.
These programs offer the ability to create and hear your music very quickly using internal computer sound sources and prearranged musical patterns. Programs such as Garage Band and Band in a Box wold fall into this category.
Integrated MIDI and audio.
More and more programs fall into this category as the search for all in one solutions in the recording studio became necessary. These programs allow you to create and edit entire performance, add digital audio effects and mix down to any standard audio playback format. Pretty impressive and can be expensive as well.
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