MIDI For Makers #MusicMonday

MIDI stands for Music Instrument Digital Interface. It’s the standard communication method for all things music. It’s the way an instrument can talk to a computer. Every musician working in the digital space uses MIDI. Laurie Anderson’s violin? MIDI. Chemical Brothers? MIDI. But why might a DIY MIDI project be useful for you? Here’s more, from MIDI for Makers by Liz Clark:

MIDI is dependable, predictable, reliable and at this point is usually plug and play without too much fuss. This also means that it’s approachable for folks to build their own MIDI devices.

There are a lot of aftermarket MIDI devices available, so why would you want to build your own? When you build your own MIDI controller, you can design it specifically for what you need. If you aren’t quite sure what you want to do with MIDI, you can experiment and test things before committing to a full build. Additionally, you can share your MIDI project’s details with the community for other musicians to benefit from.

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