Change is the only constant thing, and nothing is left untouched by it. Not even music. Music has come a very long and diverse way. The changes are very much frequent and acute, especially in the realm of instruments, where not only new musical instruments have come into play, but electronic music has emerged as an altogether new dimension of music-making. One of its very notable developments is the Musical Instruments Digital Interface or MIDI.
Since necessity gives birth to inventions, MIDI was born to solve the problem of synchronising different electronic musical instruments since instruments manufactured by different entities could not be synced together. Each had its proprietary standard to sync instruments. Observing this obstacle, Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland, addressed the absence of a particular standardisation that limited the growth of the electronic music industry. Thus, after collaborating with different manufacturers, finally, MIDI was born in 1983.
A MIDI simplifies the process of concurring instruments of different manufacturers; for example, notes from a Yamaha synthesiser could be merged with a DW drum. This happens in a simple yet intricate process. The musical notes are converted into digital signals and not audio signals. So the digital signal collected from a particular MIDI supported instrument can then be saved in a file and then arranged with digitally encrypted signals of other MIDI supported instruments on a MIDI supported laptop or PC. It records every nuanced aspect of the music, from every octave, note, pitch, vibration to even how long a particular note was pressed. Therefore irrespective of all the notes being digitally encrypted without any audio backing, the harmony can be created quickly and flawlessly. This hardware works well in tandem with other sequencer store information and playback audio. All the data and setup can be quickly done by transferring the information through MIDI cables. Through MIDI-USB cable, one can transfer data rapidly from any musical instrument and watch the notes or make the arrangement simultaneously. Different gadgets are flooding the market, which supports the transfer of different musical keys in easy ways and for varying needs of the music makers.
Is the usefulness of MIDI limited only to the musical sphere? Not at all. As MIDI is only a way of transferring information, it is used in many other industries like Information Technology, eCommerce and many more for the very same purpose of transferring data from one device to the other. However, it is the music industry that thrives the most on this technology, given its numerous advantages like,
- transferring information over an internet connection on low bandwidth,
- easy transfer and application,
- convenient accessibility since a MIDI File can be viewed on multiple applications like Windows Media Player, VLC, WildMidi, MuseScore, Apple’s Logic Pro and many more
- And the file can be converted from MIDI to MP3 easily through WAV, AAC, FLAC, WMA and several other converters.
This technique has driven the music industry predominantly to a different pace, where artists can merge, arrange and create music through combining different pieces of instruments in one go and evolve the art of symphony to leaps and bounds. A genre like EDM owes its credit explicitly to MIDI. Today, it is pretty impossible for a musician to function without knowing the usage of MIDI.
MIDI has transformed the paradigm of music production, and its importance is equivocal for all, be it an amateur home producer or an award-winning music producer. And to make it further easier and more accessible for all, Regional Karaoke has delved and compiled dynamic MIDI files of Hindi songs for you. At RK, you can enjoy the best range of MIDI scores in high definition audio and choose from music ranging over decades of hit tracks. In addition to that, you can customise your harmony as per your need. Therefore, we personalise your music production and help you in your entire music-making journey. So go on, make your euphoria now with MIDIs by Regional Karaoke.