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Midi Power! by Robert Guérin

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Chapter 9. MIDI Software: A Sound Creation Environment

In the past five years, MIDI has taken somewhat of a back seat to progressions in digital audio. The fact that computers are now capable of handling so much information with such great speed and reliability changed the world of sound creation by integrating big studio technology in small studio setups—and those developments had many wondering what would happen with MIDI.

In reality, the arrival of software instruments not only proved that MIDI isn’t dead but has given it a second wind, influencing how musicians around the globe create music. Software instruments are providing an alternative to MIDI hardware device setups, just as digital audio workstations have given multi-track recording artists ...

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