The digital age is upon us,20 years ago, the kind of music that can now be made with a simple computer would amaze anyone.
Many recording studios these days are full of synthesizers and mixers that have now been made unnecessary by the little box connected to your monitor! In the early 1980s, the creation of the Digital Interface (MIDI) musical instrument was born.
Simply put, it was a new form of musical language, musical machines for understanding each other. Now it was easier than ever to play guitar on your computer and hit a record. Nowadays, the term digital music can often be understood to be a futuristic robotic-sounding noise called music, but it is not.
Digital music does not necessarily sound digital the way it was produced. Most of the music produced today will all contain digital elements. When you buy a CD or download an MP3 file.
The music you receive has been digitally encoded, it doesn't matter if it's a string quartet or an electro dance tune. The same goes for the majority of music or watching TV, videos, your internet stream and much more.
The list goes on, and all of this digital music was made possible by the creation we mentioned earlier in the 1980s which is the Digital Musical Instrument Interface (MIDI).
Without it, synthesizers, computers and other equipment would be unable to communicate, control and synchronize with each other. MIDI is also mentioned when talking about types of cables and jacks for connecting computers and instruments together.
MIDI music can be transferred between music composition software, not because the programs were created by the same people, but because the MIDI language transmits information and instructions, which can be read by all types of music software.
MIDI music files contain all the information the computer needs from when the keyboard should play a certain note and for how long that note should be played.
So, thanks to the digital music revolution, it's now easier than ever to make music on your computer. You don't need to know how to read music or understand anything in music theory.
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