- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr; Pap/Dsk edition (September 6, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132624036
- ISBN-13: 978-0132624039
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 7 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,656,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Midi Files Pap/Dsk Edition
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"Includes the basics, from choosing and using MIDI hardware and software, to the more advanced, such as setting up a home studio and mastering the art of effective mixing." "Freelance informer", August 2001 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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An informal guide to getting the most out of MIDI, based on a leading MIDI consultant's years of experience.A comprehensive insider's guide to every important aspect of making music with MIDI, written from the point of view of a musician. Simple answers to frequently asked questions. Includes extensive examples, all of which also appear on the accompanying disk. Presents detailed, hard-to-find information on troubleshooting MIDI files, and MIDI system messages. Discusses the future of MIDI.For amateur and semi-professional musicians.
Top customer reviews
But then I remembered I'd bought this book.And man, what a book.It is such a good book I can hardly believe it. It really saved my life. Not only does Mr. Young show a great understanding, technically, of the MIDI standard and its various interpretations in hardware and software, and of the pitfalls that we new MIDI exploresrs will be faced with. But he does it all with such amazing musical sense too.
So I don't know what else to say. Thanks. From my heart. This foray into the MIDI world really means alot to me. I've been thinking about it and planning on it for a long time. I've been needing and wanting to get back to music, especial composition, and this was how I was going to do it. When I finally went for it, and then it was going so badly, I was really down on myself. I felt stupid. I thought maybe I was too old for this. But then this book, this one simple book, changed everything. It finally helped me to unlock the door. I still have a long way to go. But at least I'm developing. I'm so appreciative, it's hard to express it. But I hope I have done so, in some small way.
It gives easy-to-understand information and really explains how to improve what you are doing with your sequencer. The only thing I wish it had was more examples and info on possible gear setups and different master/slave configurations. (I have 4 modules, and am always looking for the best way to set up my system.) Nevertheless, the book has great tips about setting up your sequencer, and practical advise that will help anyone who really doesn't understand MIDI to gain a solid understanding. Since reading this, I am not as intimidated by some of my sequencer's options (event menu)and have been able to really understand what is going on with my MIDI.
A must for any MIDI aficiando !