Friday, 30 November 2012

The importance of MIDI

I wasn't aware that Dave Smith of DSI was the man responsible for developing and convincing music makers to adopt Music Instrument Digital Interface for controlling synthesisers and drum machines, so this little article courtesy of Auntie Beeb makes for a good (if short) read. They even make comparisons with the open/free software movement as Smith was more interested in industry adoption of the technology than making money with it, although in hindsight I feel it was better to have a standardizing technology like MIDI rather than unreliable and variable voltage control technology.

Nice to see Alex DR Patterson of The Orb making a sound byte as well!

Full article available at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20425376