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Flashcards in MIDI Deck (22):
1

What does MIDI stand for?

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

2

What is the purpose of MIDI?

MIDI is an electronic language that sends information telling digital instruments (e.g. synthesisers) what to play and how to play it.

3

Which CC event is CC1?

Modulation

4

Which CC event is CC7?

Volume

5

Which CC event is CC10?

Pan

6

Which CC event is CC43?

Expression

7

Which CC event is CC64?

Sustain

8

Which CC event is CC91?

Reverb

9

Which CC event is CC93?

Chorus

10

Name a few General MIDI ‘Patches’

Drums, brush, power, piano, organ, bass, ensemble, Reed, analogue, orchestral, guitar, strings, brass, pipe, synth lead, synth fx, ethnic, synth pad, percussive, orch hit

11

Which CC event is CC65?

Portamento

12

How many tracks can you record using GM?

16 tracks

13

What does GM stand for?

General MIDI

14

How many instruments does general MIDI have?

128

15

Using general MIDI which track is saved solely for the Drums?

Track 10

16

Name 5 of the main MIDI controllers

1. Velocity
2. Sustain
3. Expression
4. Pitch bend
5. Panning

17

What does the MIDI controller ‘velocity’ do?

Controls the volume of the individual notes

18

Why was General MIDI created?

To develop a standard between manufacturers of MIDI products

19

True or false. MIDI generates data but no sound?

True

20

True or false. MIDI can be used to synchronise different hardware devices?

True

21

In MIDI terms what does CC stand for?

Control Change

22

When was MIDI created?

1983