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QLab 4 Show Control, 2nd Edition by Jeromy Hopgood

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22QLab and MIDI

 

 

 

MIDI is one of the most versatile and enduring of communication languages written over the past 30 years. Likely, you have heard the term MIDI before but perhaps not understood exactly what it is or how it is utilized. The following chapter details both the basics of MIDI and how QLab utilizes it as an important component of its show control engine.

22.1 - MIDI Basics

In the early 1980s, a team of engineers and synthesizer designers from various manufacturers devised a method of direct communication between electronic keyboards called Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI. Over time, manufacturers adopted this method as a standard, making it a component of most electronic keyboards. In short, MIDI is a digital ...

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