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Whether one is producing music, podcasts, game sounds, or film sound effects, Digital Audio Principles provides the tips and techniques that will make the project a success. Author Dave Schroeder explains the basics of digital audio production techniques and covers the essential hardware and software. He also discusses sound theory, frequency response, the range of human hearing, and dynamic range.
All right, now let's take a look at how we might hook up MIDI, and how we can use it to make two devices communicate. I've got a MIDI controller, which is just a controller. It doesn't have any voices in it or any sounds in it. it just sends information: do this at this time and do this at that time. Then I have a sound module, which is similar to what you might find if you had a big full synthesizer and you could go through much a bunch of banks. This just has a bunch of sounds in it. We are going to use MIDI to send information from here over to here. So, I am going to go ahead and just make one connection, as I want you to see what the MIDI inputs look like, and then this is the cable that's coming from our controller that we're plugging into the sound module.
So, I am going to use this on the input, and then these are our outputs running out to our amplifier. So, that's really that all that goes into this. We are sending information out it's going into this box, and this box has the voices, or the samples, so to speak, and it's going to send the audio out to the amplifier. So, that's basically it. (piano playing) And that's all there is to MIDI.
It's one cable that sends the data from a controller or a device to another device.
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