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1

What are some examples of hardware?

Computer, Audio Monitors, Headphones, Synthesizers, Midi Interface, Audio Interface, Microphone, Etc.

2

What are some examples of software?

DAW, Music Notation, Virtual Instrument, Etc

3

What does DAW stand for?

Digital Audio Workstation

4

What type of Audio Monitor has an amplifier built into the housing?

Active Monitor

5

What type of Audio Monitor does not have an amplifier built into the housing?

Passive Monitor

6

What does a MIDI Interface do?

Sends and receives MIDI data to and from a computer

7

What does an Audio Interface do?

Sends and receives audio data to and from a computer

8

What are the three types of synthesizers?

Keyboard, sound module, and virtual instrument

9

What are the five properties of a keyboard synthesizer?

Number of Keys
Size of Keys
Action
Expression Wheels
Does it double as a Midi keyboard controller?

10

What is a "dumb controller"?

A MIDI keyboard controller that has no internal synthesizer engine.

11

What does a sound module lack?

the keyboard/controller

12

Does a virtual instrument have any hardware?

No

13

What is a parameter?

A value for a particular function that can be changed

14

What are the four major operation modes of a synthesizer?

Program/Patch
Combination.Performance
Global/System
Edit

15

How many patches are located in one bank?

128

16

What type of memory do makes A-D use?

RAM (Random Access Memory)

17

What type of memory does the GM (General MIDI) bank use?

ROM (Read Only Memory)

18

What is General MIDI?

Common patches across all brands

19

What are the three types of settings available in Combination mode?

Layer
Split
VSW (Velocity Switch)

20

What feature makes a synthesizer a Multi-timbral device?

Multi mode

21

What does MIDI stand for?

Musical Instrument Digital Interface

22

What language does MIDI use?

Digital Data/Binary

23

Does MIDI create and transmit sound?

NO

24

Who controls MIDI?

The MMA

25

What does MMA stand for?

MIDI Manufactures Association

26

Who is the father of MIDI?

Dave Smith

27

What year did MIDI arrive in?

1983

28

What constitutes a MIDI Device?

It is able to send and/or receive Midi messages

29

What can be MIDI Controllers? (four of them)

Music-Instrument related forms (ie. keyboard)
Non-Music related forms (ie audio mixer console)
Dumb Controller (midi only controller)
Slave Device (Sound module or virtual instrument)

30

What do you use to connect midi devices?

MIDI Cable

31

What is it called what you have multiple midi devices connected?

Daisy Chain

32

What are the 7 MIDI Channel Messages?

Note On
Note Off
Pitch Change
Control Change
Pitch Bend
Channel Aftertouch
Poly Aftertouch

33

How manny MIDI channels are there?

16

34

What is a MIDI Interface?

A hardware device that converts, routs and transmits MIDI data

35

How do you connect and interface to the computer?

USB