Computer Music: Musc 216
Study Questions #10: Intro to MIDI

Before you answer these questions, you should have reviewed the required reading for this session (including LINKS listed in the Class Schedule), and any LECTURE NOTES. Once you submit your answers, your grade will be recorded in your Student Gradefile and you will not be able to retake the quiz.

Please complete this set of Study Questions before the end of the next class session. However, the absolute deadline for completing them is 10:00 p.m. Friday, April 24.


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How many MIDI channels are there?
 
Is it possible to have two different sounds play on the same MIDI channel?
 
How may different sounds are there in a BANK?
 
How many different MIDI keys (for example on a keyboard or sound module) are there for playing notes in MIDI?
 
When you are connecting two MIDI devices together with a MIDI cable, one of these combinations is NOT correct:
 
How many basic MIDI commands are there?
 
The preferred way to turn a note OFF in MIDI is to turn it ON with a velocity of ZERO (0).
 
The following questions have to do with the various MIDI COMMANDS and to answer them correctly you will have to know the individual HEXADECIMAL values for the commands. See the assignment page for Session 18 in the Class Schedule.  
What is the HEXADECIMAL value of the MIDI command for NOTE ON, Channel 1:
 
What is the HEXADECIMAL value of the MIDI command for PROGRAM CHANGE, Channel 1
 
What is the HEXADECIMAL value of the MIDI command for CONTROL CHANGE, Channel 1
 
Enter the HEXADECIMAL value of the MIDI command for NOTEON, Channel 5. Be sure to include the "dollar sign" ($) and be sure to use UPPERCASE for all letters:
 
Enter the HEXADECIMAL value of the MIDI command for PROGRAM CHANGE, Channel 10. Be sure to include the "dollar sign" ($) and be sure to use UPPERCASE for all letters:
 

For the following questions you will have to know the General MIDI Program # of specific instruments (sounds). See the assignment page in the Class Schedule. In all instances, "General MIDI" will be abbreviated as "GM".

 
What is the GM program # for "Oboe"?
Be careful not to enter any SPACES.
What is the GM program # for "Harmonica"?
Be careful not to enter any SPACES.  
What is the GM program # for "Clarinet"?
Be careful not to enter any SPACES.  
What is the GM program # for "Telephone Ring"?
Be careful not to enter any SPACES.  

For the following questions you will have to know the complete MIDI Command format. See the assignment page in the Class Schedule.

 
NOTE ON, Channel 1
Key #: 60
Key Velocity: maximum velocity
 
NOTE ON, Channel 2
Key #: 72
Key Velocity: 64
 
PROGRAM CHANGE, Channel 1
Program #: 60
 
PROGRAM CHANGE, Channel 16
Program #: Cello
 


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