Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A standard for representing musical information in a digital format.
  • n. Software that conforms to this standard, used for composing and editing electronic music.

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  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface

Etymologies

M(usical) I(nstrument) D(igital) I(nterface).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • For example, MIDI is affiliated with a school, and Modern Sky has a record label.

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  • The Classical Music Archives Thalberg section site has this and more examples, also in MIDI format (it's a subscription site, but does allow limited download - 5 files a day - for non-members).

    "Now will you practise?"

  • One immediate benefit of NoteWorthy Composer is access to the wealth of classical music online in MIDI format, which helped me finally trace a piece of music.

    "Now will you practise?"

  • I gave up after 20 minutes and went upstairs to download the entire Carmina Burana in MIDI - won't my son be surprised next time his mobile rings?

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  • Francis calls the MIDI controller in his lap "the Choppertone," which brings us to a fourth point:

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  • Early in that decade, the microcomputer revolution led to a breakthrough in digital music technology known as MIDI (music instrument digital interface).

    PopMatters

  • And avoid software-instrument (aka MIDI) drums wherever possible for your basic rhythm; they almost never sound as good as the real thing.

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  • I posted here a while ago with a little program I made called MIDI-Jammer.

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  • Reading between the lines, it seems to be some kind of MIDI kazoo.

    New vocal synth controller prototype from California

  • Anyway, this thing looks like a pimped-out EML Polybox, and it actually uses MIDI which is surprising.

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