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1 The Liturgical Use of Synthesizers D-28 Presented by Rick Reed © 2003, Richard R. Reed, Jr.

2 MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface Created in 1983 by synthesizer manufacturers Enabled players to control synthesizers from another manufacturers models Sending synthesizer sends signals Receiving synthesizer generates sounds

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4 MIDI Synthesizer connections IN – receives information from another device OUT – sends information to another device THRU – passes on information by bypassing host device

5 MIDI Synthesizer connections IN – information from outside source OUT – unit uses info, sends info to another device, info altered somewhat after use THRU – unit uses info, also passes unchanged info to next unit

6 MIDI

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8 Patch bays ¼ MIDI (computer matrix)

9 OUT1 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT2 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT3 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT4 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT5 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT6 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT7 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 OUT8 IN1 IN2 IN3 IN4 IN5 IN6 IN7 IN8 MIDI Computer-controlled Patch Bay Matrix

10 The General MIDI (GM) System

11 Set of standards –Same patches on different synthesizers –Standard commands

12 Whats up here… Kurzweil K2500Rs Kurzweil K1000 Kurzweil K2500 Kurzweil K1000PX

13 Moving Your equipment

14 Kawai digital pianos

15 Kurzweil digital pianos

16 REGISTRATION OPTIONS/SUGGESTIONS Know the instrument you are mimicking.

17 Use sustain pedal carefully, to match instrument being played. REGISTRATION OPTIONS/SUGGESTIONS

18 Have fun with octaves (patches, pads, etc.). Check into MIDI pedals. Is less more? Is more less? Familiar sounds vs exotic Pads (strings, etc.) with piano and/or organ

19 Sequencing ?

20 How to make a synth sound like the real instrument Will doing so discourage young instrumentalists? (less than perfect sound/technique) The Quandary

21 To wrap it up… Is less more? Is more less? Familiar sounds vs exotic Pads (strings, etc.) with piano and/or organ W.W.L.P.D.?

22 Thank you ! (Circle dem 5s) The Liturgical Use of Synthesizers D-28 Presented by Rick Reed NO ANIMALS OR CELEBRITIES WERE HARMED IN THE CREATION OF THIS PRESENTATION.


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