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Midi Power! by Robert Guérin

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Chapter 2. Basic MIDI Messages

Before you could learn how to ride a bike, you had to learn how to walk. You started with one step at a time. You had to learn how to control your balance to stand still long enough, and when you felt confident that you could put one foot forward without falling, you did it. This chapter will give you the necessary confidence to take your first step into MIDI messages—your first steps into a world that will help you advance in your creations later. When you understand MIDI messages—when you know why MIDI works, what it can do, and how it does it—you get a glimpse of the possibilities that lie ahead. Here’s a summary of what you will learn in this chapter:

  • The structure of a MIDI message.

  • The difference between types ...

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