In the last five years, there have been dramatic changes in the environment in which the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) specification works and the tools that communicate via MIDI.

Released last month by Focal Press, a new book by Sam McGuire, College of Arts & Media, Modern MIDI: Sequencing and Performing Using Traditional and Mobile Tools discusses the tools needed to properly and effectively use MIDI in a modern setting, while still incorporating vintage MIDI gear. McGuire explores typical workflows and techniques for both the studio and the performing environment, and this book helps navigate the changes that mobile computing have made to the way the music producers and engineers work with MIDI.

If you’re a MIDI user seeking to increase your efficiency and productivity while still gaining an understanding of the fundamentals of MIDI, or a music professional looking to incorporate your mobile devices into your creative process, this is the book shows you how to implement the necessary components to use MIDI for iPad, Android phones, or laptops.

McGuire received a Master of Science degree in Recording Arts, Pedagogy Track in 2004 from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Sound Recording and Tuba Performance from Brigham Young University.


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