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One MIDI instrument can play 16 channels of sound simultaneously.

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3 One MIDI instrument can play 16 channels of sound simultaneously

4 What’s a MIDI Instrument, Bruce?

5 and can change the band at any time, with still only only 16 sounds

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13 But it has to be fast!

14 .. contains information to play the 16 channels in the instrument Eg. Note On.. Channel Number.. Note Number..Velocity playschannel 1middle Cloudly and Note Off.. Channel Number.. Note Number..Velocity releases the same note gently But it has to be the SAME note!

15 .. and tells the instrument which sounds to use in the channels The General MIDI Specification lists 128 standard sounds Eg. 1=piano, 42=Viola, 66=Alto Sax, 105=Sitar What do they sound like, Bruce?

16 .. by sending Program Change data to the instrument Eg. Program Change.. Channel Number.. New Sound changes channel 4 to Timpani

17 1.Music by Numbers 2.Program changes can cut sounds short 3.Different Sounds eg. Funeral March, Mozart Flute Concerto K622 eg. sustained sounds after Note Off General MIDI vs Manufacturers’ settings / the sound of the sound

18 1.The Sound Modules 2.The Music The SoundBlaster 32 PC sound card The Roland JVC-30 Multi-timbral Synthesiser The Casio CTK-601 Multi-timbral Synthesiser Hotel California Take the ‘A’ Train Mozart’s 40th Symphony


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