Intro To Midi

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Intro To Midi - Quiz

Intro to MIDI quiz for Eric. :)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The value for MIDI velocity data ranges from 

    • A.

      1 to 127

    • B.

      0 to 127

    • C.

      0 to 256

    • D.

      0 to 128

    • E.

      1 to 256

    Correct Answer
    B. 0 to 127
    Explanation
    MIDI velocity data represents the intensity or strength with which a note is played on a MIDI instrument. The value ranges from 0 to 127 because it is represented by a 7-bit binary number, allowing for 128 different levels of velocity. A value of 0 indicates that the note is not played at all, while a value of 127 represents the highest possible velocity.

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  • 2. 

    The maximum amount of receive or transmit channels for a MIDI device is

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      32

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      127

    • E.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 16
    Explanation
    The maximum amount of receive or transmit channels for a MIDI device is 16. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol that allows electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices to communicate and synchronize with each other. MIDI devices can have multiple channels, which are used to separate and control different sounds or instruments. The maximum number of channels supported by a MIDI device is 16, allowing for a wide range of control and versatility in music production and performance.

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  • 3. 

    When connecting a computer sequencer to a MIDI device so that it can be used to  input and playback MIDI data, you would connect 

    • A.

      Interface MIDI Out to MIDI Out of device, MIDI In of device to MIDI In of Interface.

    • B.

      Interface MIDI Thru to MIDI Out of device, MIDI In of device to MIDI Out of Interface.

    • C.

      Interface MIDI Out to MIDI In of device, MIDI In of device to MIDI In of Interface.

    • D.

      Interface MIDI Out to MIDI In of device, Midi Out of device to MIDI In of Interface.

    • E.

      None of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. Interface MIDI Out to MIDI In of device, Midi Out of device to MIDI In of Interface.
    Explanation
    When connecting a computer sequencer to a MIDI device, the MIDI Out of the interface should be connected to the MIDI In of the device. This allows the sequencer to send MIDI data to the device for playback. Additionally, the MIDI Out of the device should be connected to the MIDI In of the interface. This allows the device to send MIDI data back to the sequencer for recording or further processing. This setup ensures bidirectional communication between the sequencer and the MIDI device, allowing for both input and playback of MIDI data.

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  • 4. 

    The MIDI port that transmits MIDI data is

    • A.

      Out port

    • B.

      Patch port

    • C.

      In port

    • D.

      Audio port

    • E.

      Omni port

    Correct Answer
    A. Out port
    Explanation
    The MIDI port that transmits MIDI data is the "out port." This port is responsible for sending MIDI information from a device, such as a keyboard or computer, to another device, such as a synthesizer or sound module. It allows for the communication and control of musical data between different MIDI-enabled devices.

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  • 5. 

    What software program is a MIDI Set Up Utility for Mac OS X?

    • A.

      Opcode Music System (OMS)

    • B.

      Open music status

    • C.

      Free midi

    • D.

      Audio midi set up (ams)

    • E.

      Open music system

    Correct Answer
    D. Audio midi set up (ams)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "audio midi set up (ams)". This software program is a MIDI Set Up Utility for Mac OS X. It allows users to configure and manage MIDI devices and settings on their Mac computers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is an example of Continuous Controller Data?

    • A.

      A note on message

    • B.

      A note off message

    • C.

      A program change

    • D.

      A pitch bend

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. A pitch bend
    Explanation
    Continuous Controller Data refers to MIDI messages that are used to control continuous parameters, such as volume, modulation, or pitch. A pitch bend message is an example of Continuous Controller Data because it allows the musician to bend the pitch of a note while it is being played. This message is sent by moving the pitch bend wheel or lever on a MIDI controller, and it provides a smooth and continuous change in pitch rather than discrete steps like other types of MIDI messages. Therefore, a pitch bend message is an example of Continuous Controller Data.

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  • 7. 

    A MIDI interface is used

    • A.

      For the transmission and receiption of audio between MIDI devices

    • B.

      For the transmission and reception of MIDI signals in/out of a computer

    • C.

      Translate MIDI code so that we can read it

    • D.

      To route audio signals into the computer

    Correct Answer
    B. For the transmission and reception of MIDI signals in/out of a computer
    Explanation
    A MIDI interface is used for the transmission and reception of MIDI signals in/out of a computer. MIDI signals are digital instructions that control musical instruments and devices. The interface allows the computer to communicate with MIDI devices such as keyboards, synthesizers, and drum machines. It enables the transfer of MIDI data between the computer and external devices, allowing users to record, edit, and play back MIDI information. This facilitates the integration of MIDI technology into music production and performance workflows.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is NOT true of a MIDI message?

    • A.

      One message follows another

    • B.

      Used to control MIDI devices

    • C.

      Messages are sent and received at the same time

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Messages are sent and received at the same time
    Explanation
    The statement "messages are sent and received at the same time" is NOT true of a MIDI message. MIDI messages are sent from one device to another to control MIDI devices, but they are not sent and received simultaneously. MIDI messages are typically sent in a sequential manner, with one message following another.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following commands will switch one sound to a different sound?

    • A.

      Sound change

    • B.

      Program change

    • C.

      Velocity change

    • D.

      None of the above

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Program change
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "program change" because this command is used to switch one sound to a different sound in electronic music instruments. It allows the user to select a different program or patch, which changes the sound being produced by the instrument. The other options, "sound change" and "velocity change," do not specifically refer to switching one sound to another.

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  • 10. 

    What is the data rate of midi messages?

    • A.

      31,250 bits per second

    • B.

      3,125 bits per second

    • C.

      31.25 megabits per second

    • D.

      1 millisecond

    • E.

      .25 milliseconds

    Correct Answer
    A. 31,250 bits per second
    Explanation
    The data rate of MIDI messages is 31,250 bits per second. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol used for communicating musical information between electronic devices. MIDI messages typically consist of a series of bits that represent musical events such as note on/off, pitch, and velocity. The data rate of MIDI messages determines how quickly these messages can be transmitted and received, allowing for real-time communication between devices. A data rate of 31,250 bits per second provides a fast and efficient transmission of MIDI data, ensuring smooth and accurate communication between devices.

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  • 11. 

    A synthesizer that is capable of playing multiple notes at once is always...

    • A.

      Monophonic

    • B.

      Polyphonic

    • C.

      Multi-timbral

    • D.

      Velocity sensitive

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Polyphonic
    Explanation
    A synthesizer that is capable of playing multiple notes at once is referred to as polyphonic. This means that it can produce several different pitches simultaneously, allowing for the creation of chords and harmonies. Monophonic synthesizers, on the other hand, can only play one note at a time. Multi-timbral refers to a synthesizer's ability to produce multiple sounds or timbres simultaneously, while velocity sensitive means that the volume or intensity of a note can be controlled by the pressure applied to the keyboard. None of the above is not applicable in this case as the correct answer is polyphonic.

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  • 12. 

    LOGIC: Which of these windows is not a Logic Editor?

    • A.

      Beat editor

    • B.

      Piano roll editor

    • C.

      Score editor

    • D.

      Hyper editor

    Correct Answer
    A. Beat editor
    Explanation
    The Beat editor is not a Logic Editor because it is not a standard editor in Logic Pro. The other options (piano roll editor, score editor, and hyper editor) are all commonly used editors in Logic Pro for different purposes.

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  • 13. 

    LOGIC: Which of these is not a type of track in Logic?

    • A.

      Audio track

    • B.

      Software intstrument track

    • C.

      Aux channel strip

    • D.

      Midi track

    • E.

      Quantization track

    Correct Answer
    E. Quantization track
    Explanation
    The question asks for a type of track that is not found in Logic. The options given are audio track, software instrument track, aux channel strip, midi track, and quantization track. The correct answer is "quantization track" because Logic does not have a specific track dedicated to quantization. Quantization is a feature in Logic that allows users to align the timing of MIDI notes to a specific grid, but it is not a separate type of track.

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  • 14. 

    LOGIC: Which one of these windows displays note information graphically?

    • A.

      The Event list window

    • B.

      The Piano Roll edit window

    • C.

      The environment window

    • D.

      None of the above

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The Piano Roll edit window
    Explanation
    The Piano Roll edit window displays note information graphically. This window allows users to view and edit MIDI notes in a visual format, typically represented as horizontal bars on a grid. Users can easily manipulate the timing, duration, and pitch of individual notes using this graphical interface.

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  • 15. 

    LOGIC: In the arrange window, which tools would be used to divide a MIDI region in two, and then delete the first segment?

    • A.

      Pencil then glue

    • B.

      Pencil then eraser

    • C.

      Scissors then glue

    • D.

      Scissors then eraser

    • E.

      Splitter then eraser

    Correct Answer
    D. Scissors then eraser
    Explanation
    To divide a MIDI region in two, the scissors tool would be used. This tool allows the user to cut the region at a specific point. After dividing the region, the eraser tool would be used to delete the first segment. The eraser tool is used to remove unwanted parts of a region. Therefore, the correct sequence of tools to perform the given task is scissors then eraser.

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  • 16. 

    LOGIC: the color of the events displayed in the piano roll edit window indicates

    • A.

      Pitch bend

    • B.

      Midi volume

    • C.

      Sustain

    • D.

      Note pitch

    • E.

      Velocity

    Correct Answer
    E. Velocity
    Explanation
    The color of the events displayed in the piano roll edit window indicates the velocity of the notes. Velocity refers to the intensity or strength with which a note is played. In music production software, different colors may be used to represent different velocity levels, with lighter colors indicating softer notes and darker colors indicating louder notes. This allows the user to easily visualize and adjust the dynamics of their musical composition.

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  • 17. 

    LOGIC: a software instrument track

    • A.

      Is used to play vital instruments

    • B.

      Has inserts like a regular audio track

    • C.

      Records and plays back midi data

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the aboe

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". A software instrument track is used to play vital instruments, meaning it can generate sounds and play them back through virtual instruments. It also has inserts like a regular audio track, allowing for the addition of effects and processing. Additionally, it can record and play back MIDI data, which is used to control virtual instruments and other MIDI-enabled devices. Therefore, all of these statements are true for a software instrument track.

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  • 18. 

    MIDI is an acronym for

    • A.

      Multiple instrument direct interface

    • B.

      Mutated irate drunken idiots

    • C.

      Musical instrument digital interface

    • D.

      Musical instructions digital input

    Correct Answer
    C. Musical instrument digital interface
    Explanation
    MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a protocol that allows electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices to communicate and synchronize with each other. MIDI enables the transfer of musical data such as notes, control signals, and timing information between different devices, allowing them to work together seamlessly in music production and performance.

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  • 19. 

    How many bits are in a MIDI word?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      127

    Correct Answer
    A. 10
    Explanation
    A MIDI word consists of 10 bits. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol used for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers. In MIDI, a word is a unit of data that represents a single piece of information, such as a note or a control message. Each MIDI word is composed of 10 bits, which allows for a range of 1024 possible values (2^10). This provides enough resolution for accurate representation of musical data and control messages.

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  • 20. 

    The midi connector uses

    • A.

      Four of the five pins, three for data and one for power

    • B.

      Two of the five pins, one for data and one for power

    • C.

      Three of the five pins, two for power and one for data

    • D.

      All five pins, 3 for power and 2 for data

    Correct Answer
    C. Three of the five pins, two for power and one for data
    Explanation
    The correct answer is three of the five pins, two for power and one for data. This means that out of the five pins in the midi connector, three are used for transmitting power and one is used for transmitting data. This configuration allows for the transfer of both power and data between devices connected through the midi connector.

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  • 21. 

    In Logic, the Transport Bar and the Tool Bar can be customized

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Transport Bar and the Tool Bar in Logic can be customized. This means that users have the ability to personalize these bars according to their preferences and workflow. They can add or remove buttons, rearrange the layout, and adjust the settings to suit their needs. This customization feature allows users to optimize their workspace and improve their efficiency while working with Logic.

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  • 22. 

    LOGIC: to change the sample rate or metronome you must use the project settings window

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is explaining that in order to change the sample rate or metronome, one must use the project settings window. This implies that there is no other method or shortcut to make these changes. Therefore, the answer "true" indicates that the statement is correct and there is no other way to change the sample rate or metronome settings without using the project settings window.

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  • 23. 

    LOGIC: Which tool is best suited for: moving regions, looping regions, changing length of regions?

    • A.

      Marquee

    • B.

      Pencil

    • C.

      Pointer

    • D.

      Loop

    Correct Answer
    C. Pointer
    Explanation
    The pointer tool is best suited for moving regions, looping regions, and changing the length of regions. The marquee tool is typically used for selecting specific areas, the pencil tool is used for drawing or creating lines, and the loop tool is used for repeating a specific section of music. However, the pointer tool allows for more precise control and manipulation of regions, making it the most suitable tool for these tasks.

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  • 24. 

    LOGIC: Which tab in the Media Area shows only audio files associated with the current project?

    • A.

      Bin

    • B.

      Loops

    • C.

      Library

    • D.

      Browser

    Correct Answer
    A. Bin
    Explanation
    The "bin" tab in the Media Area shows only audio files associated with the current project. This tab is typically used for organizing and managing audio files within a project. It allows users to easily access and work with the audio files specific to their current project, making it a convenient option for locating and manipulating audio files.

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  • 25. 

    LOGIC: Which feature allows you to continually play a certain amount of time over and over again (eg same 4 bars heard for all tracks)

    • A.

      Loop

    • B.

      Clone

    • C.

      Cycle

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Cycle
    Explanation
    The feature that allows you to continually play a certain amount of time over and over again is called "cycle". This feature is commonly used in music production software to repeat a specific section of a track or loop a certain number of bars. It allows for seamless repetition, ensuring that the same 4 bars are heard for all tracks in a continuous manner.

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  • 26. 

    LOGIC: In the Piano Roll Editor, velocity is usually shown as

    • A.

      Event length

    • B.

      Event color

    • C.

      Key position

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Event color
    Explanation
    In the Piano Roll Editor, velocity is usually shown as event color. This means that the color of each event in the Piano Roll represents the velocity level of the note. The darker the color, the higher the velocity, indicating a louder sound. Conversely, lighter colors represent lower velocities and softer sounds. This visual representation helps the user quickly identify the velocity levels of each note in the editor, making it easier to adjust and fine-tune the dynamics of the music.

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  • 27. 

    LOGIC: to preview note events in the Piano Roll, you must enable MIDI Out

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To preview note events in the Piano Roll, MIDI Out must be enabled. This means that if MIDI Out is not enabled, you will not be able to hear the note events when you play them in the Piano Roll. Enabling MIDI Out allows the software to send the MIDI data to an external device or virtual instrument, which then produces the sound. Therefore, the statement "True" is correct.

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  • 28. 

    LOGIC: Loop & Cycle are two ways to describe the same thing

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. Loop and cycle are not two ways to describe the same thing. In computer programming, a loop is a sequence of instructions that is repeated until a certain condition is met, while a cycle refers to a complete sequence of events or steps that repeats itself. Although both terms involve repetition, they have different meanings and contexts. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 29. 

    LOGIC: Which track is not a "channel strip"?

    • A.

      Audio

    • B.

      Software instrument

    • C.

      External midi

    • D.

      all are channel strips

    Correct Answer
    C. External midi

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