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Midi Power! by Robert Guérin

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Chapter 5. MIDI Hardware Devices

Up until now, we discussed MIDI as a protocol and looked at how to connect different devices together using MIDI connectors. In this chapter, we look at a number of popular MIDI hardware device types currently available on the market. A musician’s ability to recognize these types of MIDI devices will help in making an informed decision before a purchase and in figuring out what can and can’t be done with each type of device after the purchase. This chapter will not discuss lists of features and techniques on how to use these devices. You can find this information on each manufacturer’s Web site, in store brochures, magazine reviews, and user groups for any particular device. We will, however, discuss a variety ...

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