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New Horizons for MIDI-based Technologies

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195144840
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849802 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0017
New Horizons for MIDI-based Technologies

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The early 1990s signaled a period of consolidation in the design of MIDI synthesizers and samplers. In the case of samplers, the issue of fidelity had become primarily a matter of refinement and standardization, allowing greater attention to be paid to practical enhancements. The distinctions previously made between the characteristics of the sampler and the sampling synthesizer also became increasingly blurred as users of the former relied increasingly on the contents of imported sample libraries, rather than engaging directly in the processes of sampling and shaping new sounds.

Keywords: MIDI; standardization; sample libraries; synthesizers; sampling; fidelity

Chapter.  7571 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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