Originally Posted by stratusdodge
Has anyone else noticed that the Musical Instrument Device Interface has become almost obsolete? There used to be great programs that could amplify midi songs, which were also great for karaoke music...and the possibilities were almost endless.
So what happened? Did it have something to do with the low speeds of the 90's?
MIDI is still here big time and will be for a long time to come.
Understand what MIDI is and what it means to a DAW user, music producer etc and you wouldn't have made that statement.
I work with Pro Tools, Cakewalks Sonar 7, Cubase 4, Reason 4, Hard Synths, Soft Synths, Synth Plug-ins(VTS,RTAS,AU), the list goes on, all the time and to use these kind of programs properly you need to understand MIDI and have some kind of MIDI controller. In fact you'll find sequencers in this list which deal mainly with MIDI messages and their arrangement.
Also you cant simply amplify MIDI signals/messages. MIDI messages alone won't produce sounds. You use MIDI messages to control DAW's or hardware synths to produce the sounds you want.
Nothing to do with the 'low speeds' of the 90's and most of the pop, (popular), music you hear today will contain some kind of MIDI implementation.