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Midi Power! by Robert Guérin

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Chapter 7. MIDI Inside Your Computer

In this chapter, we discuss the installation of peripherals such as MIDI interfaces and audio hardware with MIDI support. We also cover some optimization techniques to make sure your computer runs as smoothly as possible under audio and MIDI applications. Integrating such topics into a book about MIDI might seem like overkill, since MIDI in itself does not require that much out of a computer. After all, you could run a MIDI sequencer on a 386-compatible PC, a Mac Plus, an Atari 1040ST, or even a Commodore 64! But the reality of MIDI today is far more complex, as the lines between MIDI and digital audio are blurring with the use of virtual MIDI ports, software instruments, and integrated MIDI ports and synthesizers ...

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