(Book). Here's your complete guide to using MIDI synthesizers, samplers, soundcards, sequencers, computers and more! The MIDI Companion shows how a MIDI system or systems for a wide range of situations can be assembled quickly, easily and trouble-free. Describes how to synchronize MIDI sequencers, drum machines, multitrack equipment, SMPTE-based equipment, and other MIDI instruments. Describes each and every MIDI code and the techniques used in transmitting these codes between various MIDI devices. Explains how to get the most out of any musical situation that calls for the use of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments. This totally new edition includes more information on the actual applications and musical uses for MIDI. A complete chapter devoted to General MIDI, plus the charts for GM sounds. Two additional new chapters on The MIDI Studio and MIDI And The Personal Computer. New diagrams, updated diagrams, new graphics. Profusely illustrated with pictures, photographs and diagrams, and also includes a detailed glossary.