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Adrift On An MTC

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, Mar 1990
MIDI Time Code

MIDI Time Code, an overdue MIDI sync standard or a missed opportunity for musicians and manufacturers alike? Vic Lennard finds out what time it is.

All Systems Stop

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Sequencing | Music Technology, Jun 1992

What happens when you press your sequencer's "stop" button and why does such a simple operation sometimes cause so much trouble? Vic Lennard offers a few troubleshooting tips and reveals that there's probably more to it than you think.

Climb Aboard The MIDI Bus - Part 1

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Electronic Soundmaker, Nov 1983

The amazing musical instrument interface

Clocking In

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Syncronisation | Music Technology, May 1990

The pro-standard SMPTE sync code is now working itself down to many semi-pro and amateur studios - but even the best systems bring their problems. Vic Lennard presents a SMPTE troubleshooters' guide.

Delaying Tactics

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Aug 1992
MIDI/Audio Delays

MT's Charter for those suffering delays on the MIDI line.

Doctor Jurgenbüster's Casebook

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988

Martin Russ dishes up another concoction of MIDI hints and tips.

Doctor Jurgenbüster's Casebook

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Martin Russ dishes up another concoction of MIDI hints and tips.

Dumping Grounds - Part 2

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Sampling | Music Technology, Jun 1987

The industrious Chris Meyer again, with the latest news on MIDI Sample Dump Standard. What exactly is the value of transferring a sample from one machine to another?

Dumping Grounds - Part 1

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Sampling | Music Technology, Apr 1987

The start of another series, in which Chris Meyer reveals just how useful the new MIDI Sample Dump Standard can be in everyday applications.

Effective Action

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Jun 1990

Outboard signal processors have been sporting MIDI sockets on their rear panels for some time now, but just what can MIDI do for fx and how can you best use it? Vic Lennard patches into processing.

Effective Automation - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985
Creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects

Paul Gilby takes a look at the first MIDI controlled effect - Yamaha's D1500 which heralds a series on creative mixing with MIDI controlled devices.

Effective Automation - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Effects Processing, MIDI, Mixing | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Part 2 sees Roland's SBX-80 Sync Box and SRV-2000 Reverb jump into action as Paul Gilby explains the practicalities of creative mixing with MIDI controlled effects.

En Routing

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Music Technology, Apr 1991
MIDI Patchbays

Much has been said about MIDI patchbays and their near indispensability in a modern MIDI setup. Vic Lennard questions their importance and looks at the alternatives.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 8

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Nov 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 8: Martin Russ explains the circular nature of parameter editing and data dumps.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 10

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 10: Martin Russ continues his in-depth demystification of these powerful MIDI messages with a look at 'handshaking'.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 3

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 3: Martin Russ continues his in-depth explanation of MIDI's most misunderstood messages.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 6

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

Martin Russ continues his detailed investigation into the inner secrets of MIDI's most powerful messages.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 11

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Feb 1990
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 11: Martin Russ explains how he overcame some puzzling MIDI problems on a Kawai R50 drum machine, and takes a SysEx eyes' view of the Alesis DataDisk.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 9

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Dec 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 9: Martin Russ continues his mammoth in-depth analysis of MIDI's SysEx codes with an explanation of 'checksums'.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 1

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Apr 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

Martin Russ kicks off our new series by recapping on some MIDI basics before starting to demystify the secrets of MIDI's System Exclusive commands.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 4

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 4: Martin Russ provides some solid examples of how to utilise the hidden power of MIDI’s SysEx commands to reprogramme synths on-the-fly and to store snapshots of all your synth and effects patches on disk.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 7

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Oct 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 7: Martin Russ delves deeper into the secrets and applications of MIDI's System Exclusive messages.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 12

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 12: Martin Russ concludes this 12-part series designed to demystify one of MIDI's most important and useful messages.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 2

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, May 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 2: Martin Russ reveals even more about the uses and applications of MIDI's most powerful function.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About System Exclusive - Part 5

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
(But Were Too Afraid To Ask!)

PART 5: Martin Russ delves into the reasons why MIDI Controller messages are able to do what they can do and provides some practical examples.

 

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