Midi – For people working with musical instruments. Mostly used by classical musicians and dance music.
Musicians record notes to a midi file its like a musical score. There is no audio in it its just like a traditional musical score Its data about the notes. Like electronic sheet music.
It’s good for ring tones and games.
Midi files are very small because it takes up a very small space.
Works through the principle of voice e.g trumpet violin drum and triggered by a sound card to computer. It is a way of getting things transferred to one another e.g. trumpet sound sample to computer or by synthesyser to sound card to make the noise.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface – MIDI
used to store data about musical notes and to transfer that data between electronic instruments.
Popular uses – musicians, karaoke, ringtones, games.
Midi files are very small compared with audio files as they only contain information about the notes played.
To get a sound from a midi file you need to trigger an audio sample.