Adding Virtual Instruments and Recording MIDI

Virtual instruments have been an integral part of music production for decades, and MIDI is the universal language that allows us to work with them. One of the most important duties of all DAWs is to take our creative ideas and convert them into MIDI data that virtual instruments can process.

MIDI is an archaic and cumbersome language by today’s standards, so this translation is by no means an easy one, but Studio One does an amazing job with it. Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned expert, you will find plenty of alternative methods to channel your ideas into concrete musical productions in no time.

This chapter will begin with a brief introduction to MIDI for the complete beginner, and ...

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