Understanding MIDI interfaces


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Understanding MIDI interfaces

Logic Pro is perfectly capable of running on your Mac without any external devices. However, one of Logic's strengths is its powerful MIDI recording, sequencing, and editing capabilities. Having an external MIDI input device can be very useful. Let's go over what's out there and differentiate the various types of external MIDI devices Logic can talk to. MIDI, which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is a technology from an earlier era. Computers don't even have standard MIDI ports on them. Today, most MIDI is transferred over USB cables instead of the 8-pin MIDI cables from the 80s.

This is how you will get MIDI into your Mac. To see what is connected to your computer, you can go to your main hard drive, Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup. Double-click on it to open. And if you don't see this window pop up, you can go to Window and make sure you say Show MIDI Window. This window shows you the types of MIDI devices that your computer currently...

Understanding MIDI interfaces
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Understanding MIDI interfaces provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Logic Pro
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