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Midi Power! by Robert Guérin

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Chapter 3. Control Change Messages

Until now, we have discussed only one type of MIDI controller: the keys, those little black and white rectangles laid out in a row. That’s one type of controlling device MIDI offers you. A keyboard is probably the best known but not the only type of MIDI controller. You can also find on most keyboards devices such as pitch bend wheels, modulation wheels, sustain foot switches, volume foot switches, and joysticks (acting as modulation and pitch bend controllers). Some devices also have breath controllers that control the sound of a device using your breath. All of these devices have one thing in common: They are meant to give you physical control over the parameters of a sound module or software application in ...

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