Basic MIDI. OK so like so many of you I considered that I knew quite a lot about MIDI…. Wrong, all I have been doing is muddling 18 devices on a daisy chain and not even considering other aspects of what can be achieved with this system. “Omni, what’s that?”. This book has been an eye opener as to what can be achieved. The title is accurate though, Paul White gives a clear understanding from Multitimbrality to SMPTE (if you don’t know you need this book) without all the wads of technical jargon to confuse the issue. “I just want to play and produce music, not worry how the bit’s and bytes communicate with each other.” Very descriptive, lots of tips and pointers and very down to earth with his explanations and examples and some good diagnosis of potential problems.
For those who are just entering the world of MIDI, and those who have not been doing a great deal with your MIDI “because you got it working and just want to get on with the music” this book is a must, before you get into the other bigger beefier volumes about the subject.