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Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer, 2nd Edition by Richard DeRosa, Andrea Pejrolo

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1 Basic Concepts for the MIDI Composer, Arranger, and Orchestrator

 

 

 

1.1 Introduction to MIDI and Audio Sequencing

If you are reading these pages you probably already have some basic experience of either composing or sequencing (or maybe both). The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that you are up to speed with some of the key concepts and techniques that are needed in order to learn advanced orchestration and MIDI production procedures. In this chapter we will learn the principles of the MIDI standard, and a detailed description of MIDI messages, digital audio, studio setup procedures, and more. After covering the technical part of the production process we will focus on the main principles on which orchestration, arranging, and ...

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