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Synthesised sound data

Sampled audio files can take up a large amount of storage space. It is possible to digitally create sound and therefore music digitally, this is often known as FM Synthesis. A standard called MIDI was created to allow Musical Instruments to be connected together using a Digital Interface. These MIDI packets contain data that describes which instrument to play and the details of the notes to be played. Here is an online editor to try.

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Happy Birthday MIDI

Hello class of the future, I am writing this in November. I have had a guess at when we will get to MIDI.

MIDI is 30 years old! That’s odd, because when you here me talk about it in class most of you will think it’s a modern standard.

There are lots of website that have MIDI music and the quality of the playback depends on the sound fonts or instruments you have installed on your sound card.

Feel free to try making your own MIDI music, if you don’t have a MIDI keyboard, you can always download one.