MUS 570B

Study Guide:  Test Three
MIDI Procedures and Terminology

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Be able to provide a brief description of the following MIDI terms:

Click track
Controller
Default
Disc
Disk
Effects
Fader / Slider
Mute
Pan
Parameters
SMPTE Time Code
Tweaking

Be able to describe how you would extend the range of any synthesizer beyond the confines of the given number of keys on the keyboard.  For example, if you needed all 88 keys of a traditional piano and your synthesizer only had 60 or so keys, what would you do to be able to record the entire range of the piano?

Be able to describe the easiest way to sequence record a transposed part found in an orchestra score.

Be able to describe how you would correct a wrong note that you recorded in a particular measure.

Be able to describe how you would make volume adjustments for:  an individual note, an entire track.

Be able to describe the shortcut for recording a repeated passage identical to the first.

Be able to list the two parameters affected by the joystick or modulation wheel.

Be able to describe the difference between Sound on Sound (a.k.a. overdub) and Overwrite modes.

Be able to list the number of individual channels in the standard MIDI network.

Above all, know what the acronym MIDI stands for!

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