What is MIDI? (4:31)
Status Bytes & Data Bytes (3:46)
Note Messages (5:25)
Understanding MIDI Note Numbers (3:38)
Aftertouch Messages (5:46)
Pitch Bend Messages (5:26)
Program Change & Bank Select Messages (4:19)
MIDI CC Messages (6:37)
CC Messages in Action (7:13)
Channel Mode Messages (4:28)
Multitimbral Mode (4:56)
System Common Messages (4:27)
System Real Time Messages (3:10)
MIDI Time Code (5:34)
System Exclusive Messages (3:34)
General MIDI (3:23)
Standard MIDI Files (6:18)
MIDI Timing (7:36)
Routing to External MIDI Devices (6:01)
IAC Signal Flow (5:13)
Are you new to MIDI or have you been using it but don’t really understand what it is and how it works? Learn how MIDI works in this series of 20 tutorial videos that will give you an understanding of MIDI and what you need to know in order to connect, program and control all of your MIDI-capable software and hardware.
Beginning with a general overview of what MIDI is, Eli explores the different types of data contained within MIDI messages. That leads into Note Messages, perhaps the most important MIDI message, and a video on understanding MIDI Note Numbers.
Eli then covers the rest of the most common and important MIDI messages such as Aftertouch, Pitch Bend, Program Change, Bank Select, MIDI Continuous Controller, and Channel Mode messages.
Once you've learned about the MIDI messages, Eli dives deeper with Multitimbral Mode, explaining how to layer sound across MIDI channels and parts. After that, he covers some of the more esoteric MIDI features such as System Common and System Real Time messages, MIDI Time Code, and System Exclusive messages.
Finally, Eli explains the General MIDI convention and Standard MIDI Files, along with the difference between Absolute and Relative Midi Timing. If you have external MIDI devices, you'll learn how to route MIDI to them, and if you are an OS X user needing to do complex routings, Eli explores the OS X MIDI Setup Utility for even more control and customization.
If you're just getting into computer music and are confused by MIDI, or you're a longtime musician who really wants to understand it all, check out "MIDI Explained" today!
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Submitted 3 weeks ago
Well thought out and presented. Simple, easy to understand segments. I really appreciated the different acronyms being spelled out for me like IAC etc. Much, much appreciated. I will be going through this course many times. :)
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 3 months ago
Typically I’m very dubious of paying for content that can be found for free from other sources like YouTube. However, this goes far beyond what is available on those services. Very impressed!
Submitted 7 months ago
Have not completed every video but so far it has been easy to understand.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 8 months ago
i think its confusing, it can be easier but in the video explain a lot for nothing
I am a: Hobbyist, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro
Response from Customer Service:
I am very sorry you felt the subject matter was confusing. MIDI can be a bit confusing at first and that is why Eli went over the bare basics and built from there. You may need to watch the tutorial videos more than once to start to get an understanding of how MIDI truly works but once you do it can add an entirely new dimension to your workflow.
I encourage you to stay with the course and you may find everything to be less confusing as the concepts start to become more clear with each video.
Submitted 9 months ago
A must have
We all need to know midi as many Virtual Instruments are becoming an integral part of our production
I am a: Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools
Submitted 10 months ago
Very useful as i have not understood how midi works.the tutor explains it very well
Submitted 1 year ago
exactly what it teaches
A little dry. Not because of the teacher. But it goes to the basic rudimentary fundamentals of MIDI. If you are looking for a quick songwriting class with shortcuts, this is not the class. But if you want a career and a well rounded knowledge, this is a must take course .
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 1 year ago
I had learned a few things about midi. I wanted to create a controller map for my keyboard, so figured to make sure I understood everything. This helped a lot and there were even a couple items that I could really use. I skipped thru the chapters, but filled in a lot of holes. Glad I watch. Also, I've watched a number of video's with Eli and he is a great instructor and takes his time to explain everything. If you have any questions about midi, watch this course.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer
Submitted 1 year ago
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 1 year ago
A super introduction to MIDI and the technical aspects. I knew a little, but this tutorial is helping to fill in the gaps. Super series!
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