MIDI Synchronization


The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is a set of commands that allow music software and hardware to communicate. MIDI is most often used for sending commands such as Play Middle C Now, but can also be used to send information such as Current Time is: 00:00:01:23 SMPTE, or even digital sound data (see Sampling for more information).

The most common way to use MIDI is to have a master device (such as a MIDI sequencer) to generate MIDI commands to a slave device (such as a synthesizer, which plays a note when instructed). If both were in separate hardware devices, you would run a MIDI cable from the sequencer’s MIDI out port to the synthesizer’s MIDI in port.

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Sound Forge Pro button OverviewGenerating MIDI timecode

Sound Forge Pro button OverviewTriggering from MIDI timecode

Sound Forge Pro button OverviewPre-queueing data for synchronization

Sound Forge Pro button OverviewUsing MIDI triggers

Sound Forge Pro button OverviewUsing the MIDI Keyboard

Sound Forge Pro button OverviewSetting MIDI/synchronization preferences