This post is going to mark a paradigm shift in my blogging. Most of my earlier posts seem to deviate from the point I try to make. I’m not promising all my posts will be to the point from now, but you can certainly expect to get a higher content to crap ratio. In this edition let’s discuss about MIDI.
Well, there is not much about it really. MIDI is a protocol used to for digital music instruments to communicate with each other and it’s host. It is a beautifully thought out system that works by transmitting events on a music instrument as serial commands. Professionally well done instruments can allow many instruments to be connected in a daisy-chain like cascade.
The system is event driven and would only transmit every time a key is pushed, released, held, or the pressure is varied. Most MIDI instruments are keyboards and there are a few prominently stringed instruments too but they aren’t very popular. Learning MIDI basically lets one pursue a deeper understanding of the way digital electronics works. Having said that, here I’ve embedded a video about my work on the subject.
With sufficient motivation, I’ll probably post a tutorial so that you can make one of these.
One more thing – I’ve never not bragged in a long time. So, let me just go ahead and tell you all that the embedded video here is called using a special code that should ideally support HTML5, which means you’d could as well watch the same video on all supported smartphones without a hitch. If it doesn’t, you’re welcome to join us in the current decade. Get a new smartphone.
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