AU220 MIDI Systems

Course Description

This Audio Production course introduces the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) protocol. Students will explore the most standard features of MIDI and learn various strategies and techniques for controlling, manipulating, and arranging musical material. The Audio Production certificate module focuses on both the technical and creative aspects of using MIDI. The module will examine MIDI controllers, musical instruments, and MIDI-compatible software. MIDI composition and arranging approaches will be discussed including issues of file compatibility, General MIDI, and data portability.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the historical significance of MIDI
  • Use and incorporate MIDI interfaces
  • Understand the architecture of MIDI messages
  • Use MIDI controllers
  • Realize compositional ideas, arrange, and edit musical material in a MIDI environment