MIDI 101 – Part 4 – MIDI editing under iOS

Having provided a bit of a taster for the different types of MIDI sequencing tools available under iOS in the previous part of this occasional MIDI 101 series, in this instalment, I thought I might take a closer look at the sorts of things MIDI sequencing allows you to do. This will include some of the basics of general MIDI note editing – and the pros and cons of that under iOS – but also some of the other editing tools (corrective and creative) that a good MIDI sequencer can provide. While … [Read more...]

MIDI 101 – part 3 – the right sequence for iOS MIDI

In part 1 of this MIDI 101 series aimed at iOS musicians, I tried to provide a brief introduction to MIDI as a technology – its history, the basis of the technology and, most importantly, its applications for the musician… all with a bit of an iOS context - iOS MIDI in the wider world of MIDI. In part 2, I covered some of the practical basics about using MIDI and, in particular, how to create MIDI data for musical uses if your music tech platform of choice happens to be iOS. OK… so where … [Read more...]

MIDI 101 – part 2 – ins and outs of MIDI under iOS

In part 1 of this MIDI 101 series aimed at iOS musicians, I tried to provide a brief introduction to MIDI as a technology – its history, the basis of the technology and, most importantly, its applications for the musician… al with a bit of an iOS context. The history is quite important because, for those new to music technology (and especially those who are considerably younger than MIDI itself), if you have only ever encountered MIDI in its ‘virtual’ form, an appreciation of where the … [Read more...]

MIDI 101 – part 1 – an introduction to MIDI with an iOS perspective

If you are a long-standing music technology fan and what’s left of your hair is mostly grey, the odds are you might remember the birth of MIDI. And, if you have grown up with MIDI technology as it has improved and expanded over the years, whether you consider yourself ‘a MIDI expert’ or not, you may well feel pretty comfortable with the basics – it’s key features, how to use it, what it can be used for, etc. – and, whether you push the technology to its limits or just tap in where you need it, … [Read more...]