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Talking MIDI - Part 8

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Aug 1986

Final part. Jay Chapman concludes his long-running series on the software aspects of MIDI with a look at the finer points of Active Sensing.

Talking MIDI - Part 5

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, May 1986

Part 5 sees software specialist Jay Chapman exploring the innermost secrets of 'channel voice messages' and more in his continuing analysis of the MIDI protocol.

Talking MIDI - Part 3

Feature Series | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Jay Chapman designs his own MIDI protocol this month to help show you how the real MIDI system orders about the binary information it uses to represent music.

Talking MIDI - Part 4

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Mar 1986

Jay Chapman delves deep into the murky waters of MIDI's often ignored Mono Mode in pursuit of multi-timbral expression!

Talking MIDI - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Who says you can't use those hi-fi DIN cables to connect all your MIDI gear together? This month, Jay Chapman takes a logical look at the hardware side of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

Talking MIDI - Part 6

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

Part 6. Resident software specialist Jay Chapman clears up some misleading terminology first, then moves on to relate how the MIDI protocol organises such matters as Program Changes in those humble synthesizers we all take for granted.

Talking MIDI - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Jay Chapman sets the scene for a regular series written to help you better understand the practicalities of life with the Musical Instrument Digital Interface.

Talking MIDI - Part 7

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

Part 7. In this penultimate episode Jay Chapman explains the usefulness of MIDI's all-important System Exclusive messages.

MIDI Matters - Part 2

Feature Series | Topic: MIDI | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987
Understanding MIDI Implementation Charts

The best way of finding out what a new instrument can do is to look carefully at its MIDI Implementation Chart. Jay Chapman acts as your MIDI interpreter and takes you on a guided tour.

Fairlight Goes MIDI

Group: Computer Musician

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

At last, the CMI frees itself from the constraints of an analogue interface and starts talking MIDI. Paul Wiffen checks out the results.

Yamaha MIDI Event Processor

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1986

This new multi-function unit lets you physically access and modify hex code MIDI signals amongst other things. Jay Chapman discovers it may be rather more useful than most would think.

Practically MIDI - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Electronics / Build, MIDI | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987

One for the DIY fans. In this new series, Martin Russ penetrates deep into the heart of MIDI equipment and explores how they work, what chips they use and more...

Heavenly Music MIDI Song Files

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1992

Four software offerings from the authors of the popular Dr Beat Vol 1 make effective use of MIDI Song Files to bring music to your ST. Ian Waugh checks the imports.


Editorial | Sound On Sound, Apr 1986


Editorial | Sound On Sound, Dec 1985

Akai X7000 Sampler

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Polyphonic Sampling Keyboard

Put six S612 modules in a box, stick a keyboard on it, add some new features, and you've got Akai's contender in the budget sampling keyboard stakes. Simon Trask takes notes.


Review | Music Technology, Jul 1989
Atari ST Software

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or is it possibly the most impressive piece of software around? Ian Waugh plugs into the Grid and emerges a wiser man.

Iconix Software

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1987
Software for the Atari ST

The first release from a British company called System Exclusive is a 128-track sequencer for the Atari ST. Simon 'ST Trask (and his assistant, 'Mouse') find it both powerful and flexible.

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

Feature Series | 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.

Music On The Macintosh

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Computing, Sequencing | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992
Software and Hardware

Newer, cheaper models have brought the Apple Macintosh within the reach of an increasing number of musicians. Tim Tully presents an overview of hardware and software products for the computer that pioneered the Graphical User Interface.



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