# Midi Basics: Trivia Quiz! MCQ

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• 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

B. 0 to 127
Explanation
The correct answer is 0 to 127 because MIDI velocity data represents the intensity or strength with which a note is played on a MIDI instrument. It ranges from 0 (no intensity) to 127 (maximum intensity). This range allows for a wide range of expression and dynamics in MIDI music.

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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

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 used for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers. Each MIDI device can have multiple channels for sending and receiving data. In this case, the maximum number of channels is 16, allowing for a wide range of control and communication options between devices.

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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

D. Interface MIDI Out to MIDI In of device, Midi Out of device to MIDI In of Interface.
• 4.

### The MIDI port that transmits MIDI data is:

• A.

Out port

• B.

Patch port

• C.

In port

• D.

Audio port

• E.

Omni port

A. Out port
Explanation
The MIDI port that transmits MIDI data is the "out port". This port is used to send MIDI data 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 instruments and equipment over a digital interface.

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• 5.

### What is General MIDI?

• A.

A standardized patch map

• B.

A maximum polyphony of 34 notes

• C.

The top level of commands for all MIDI devices.

• D.

MIDI Out ports can not be utilized

• E.

The use of the force

A. A standardized patch map
Explanation
General MIDI refers to a standardized patch map that ensures compatibility and consistency across different MIDI devices. It defines a set of 128 instrument sounds, known as patches, which can be accessed and used in MIDI compositions. This standardization allows musicians and composers to create music using MIDI that will sound the same on different devices, regardless of the manufacturer. It provides a common language for MIDI devices to communicate and ensures that the same instrument sounds are available on all devices, making it easier to create and share music across different platforms.

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• 6.

### What is control change number 7?

• A.

Pan

• B.

Sustain

• C.

Volume

• D.

Modulation

C. Volume
Explanation
Control change number 7 refers to the MIDI message that controls the volume of a musical instrument or sound source. This means that by sending a control change message with a value between 0 and 127, the volume of the instrument or sound source can be adjusted accordingly. This control change message is commonly used in MIDI devices and software to control the overall volume level of a specific sound.

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• 7.

### 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

D. A pitch bend
Explanation
A pitch bend is an example of continuous controller data because it allows for the continuous variation of pitch within a note. Unlike a note on or note off message, which simply indicate the start or end of a note, a pitch bend message can be used to smoothly change the pitch of a note while it is being played. A program change message, on the other hand, is used to switch between different instrument sounds, and is not a form of continuous controller data. Therefore, the correct answer is a pitch bend.

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• 8.

### A MIDI interface is used:

• A.

For the transmission and reception 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

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 a standardized format used to communicate musical information such as notes, pitch, duration, and control messages between electronic musical instruments and software. The MIDI interface acts as a bridge between the computer and MIDI devices, allowing the computer to send and receive MIDI data, enabling the control and synchronization of MIDI devices with computer-based music production software.

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• 9.

### 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

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 typically sent from a controller device to a receiving device, such as a synthesizer or computer, and there is a clear distinction between the sending and receiving of these messages.

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• 10.

### 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

B. Program change
Explanation
The command "program change" is the correct answer because it is specifically designed to switch one sound to a different sound. The other options, "sound change" and "velocity change," do not have the same functionality and are not intended for switching sounds. The option "none of the above" is incorrect because "program change" is indeed a command that can perform the desired action. The option "all of the above" is also incorrect because not all of the commands listed can switch one sound to a different sound.

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• 11.

### 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

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 between electronic musical instruments and computers. MIDI messages contain information about musical notes, timing, and other control data. The data rate of 31,250 bits per second allows for the transmission of MIDI messages in real-time, ensuring accurate and timely communication between devices.

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• 12.

### 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

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 multiple sounds or notes simultaneously, allowing for the creation of chords and complex musical arrangements. 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 synthesizer can respond to the force or speed with which keys are played. None of the above is not the correct answer as the synthesizer described in the question is indeed polyphonic.

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• 13.

### Which of these windows is not a Logic Editor?

• A.

Beat editor

• B.

Piano roll editor

• C.

Score editor

• D.

Event List editor

A. Beat editor
Explanation
The Beat editor is not a Logic Editor because it is not a standard editor in Logic Pro. Logic Pro has several built-in editors for different tasks, such as the Piano Roll editor for MIDI editing, the Score editor for notation, and the Event List editor for detailed event editing. However, there is no specific Beat editor mentioned or commonly known in Logic Pro. Therefore, the Beat editor is not a Logic Editor.

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• 14.

### 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

E. Quantization track
Explanation
The given question asks for a type of track that is not found in Logic. The options include 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 adjust the timing and rhythm of MIDI notes, but it is not represented as a separate track within the software.

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• 15.

### 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

B. The Piano Roll edit window
Explanation
The Piano Roll edit window is the correct answer because it is a type of window that displays note information graphically. In this window, musical notes are represented as bars or rectangles along a timeline, allowing users to visually edit and manipulate the notes. The Event list window, on the other hand, typically displays note information in a text-based format, while the environment window is used for configuring and connecting various MIDI devices and software instruments. Therefore, the Piano Roll edit window is the only option that specifically displays note information graphically.

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• 16.

### 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

D. Scissors then eraser
Explanation
In the arrange window, the tools that would be used to divide a MIDI region in two are scissors. The scissors tool allows the user to cut the region into two segments. After dividing the region, the first segment can be deleted using the eraser tool. The eraser tool is used to remove unwanted parts or segments from the MIDI region. Therefore, the correct answer is "scissors then eraser".

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• 17.

### 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

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 MIDI, velocity is represented by a value ranging from 0 to 127, with higher values indicating a stronger or louder note. By assigning different colors to different velocity levels, the piano roll edit window provides a visual representation of the dynamics of the notes, allowing the user to easily identify and adjust the intensity of each note.

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• 18.

### 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

D. All of the above
Explanation
A software instrument track is a versatile tool that can be used to play vital instruments, just like a regular audio track. It also has inserts, similar to a regular audio track, which allows for additional effects and processing. Furthermore, it is capable of recording and playing back MIDI data, making it a comprehensive solution for creating and manipulating virtual instruments. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above."

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• 19.

### 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

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 exchange of musical information such as notes, timing, and control messages between different devices, making it possible to create, record, and play back music electronically.

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• 20.

### How many bits are in a MIDI word?

• A.

10

• B.

8

• C.

16

• D.

127

A. 10
Explanation
A MIDI word consists of 10 bits. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a protocol used for communication between musical instruments, computers, and other electronic devices. In MIDI, a word is a unit of data that represents a single piece of information, such as a note or a control message. The word is made up of 10 bits, allowing for a total of 1024 possible values. This provides enough range to represent various musical elements and control parameters in MIDI communication.

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• 21.

### 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

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. MIDI connectors use three pins for data transmission and two pins for power supply. The data pins are responsible for transmitting MIDI messages between devices, while the power pins provide the necessary power for the connected devices. This configuration allows for efficient and reliable communication between MIDI devices.

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• 22.

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

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because in Logic, both the Transport Bar and the Tool Bar can be customized. This means that users have the ability to modify the appearance and functionality of these bars according to their preferences. They can add or remove buttons, rearrange their position, and even create custom buttons with specific functions. This customization feature allows users to personalize their workflow and make the software more efficient and user-friendly.

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• 23.

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

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because in order to change the sample rate or metronome settings, one must access the project settings window. This window allows users to adjust various parameters related to the project, including the sample rate and metronome settings. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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• 24.

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

• A.

Marquee

• B.

Pencil

• C.

Pointer

• D.

Loop

C. Pointer
Explanation
The pointer tool is best suited for moving regions, looping regions, and changing the length of regions. The marquee tool is used for selecting and highlighting specific areas, the pencil tool is used for drawing or sketching, and the loop tool is used in music production to repeat a specific section. Therefore, the pointer tool is the most appropriate choice for the given tasks.

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• 25.

### When was MIDI invented?

• A.

1982

• B.

1963

• C.

1948

• D.

1978

A. 1982
Explanation
MIDI, which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, was invented in 1982. It is a protocol that allows electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices to communicate and synchronize with each other. MIDI revolutionized the music industry by enabling the connection and control of different instruments and devices, leading to the development of electronic music production and composition.

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• 26.

### 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

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, such as a 4-bar loop, continuously throughout the song. By enabling the cycle feature, the same section will be heard repeatedly in all tracks, providing consistency and repetition in the music.

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• 27.

### 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

B. Event color
Explanation
In the Piano Roll Editor, velocity is usually shown as event color. Velocity refers to the intensity or strength with which a note is played on a piano. In the Piano Roll Editor, different colors are used to represent different velocities, allowing the user to visually identify the intensity of each note. This helps in editing and adjusting the dynamics of the music by easily identifying the variations in velocity throughout the composition.

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• 28.

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

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
To preview note events in the Piano Roll, enabling MIDI Out is necessary. MIDI Out allows the software to send MIDI signals to an external device, such as a synthesizer or virtual instrument, which then produces the sound. Without enabling MIDI Out, the note events will not be able to trigger any sound, and therefore, previewing them in the Piano Roll would not be possible. Therefore, the statement that the answer is true is correct.

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• 29.

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

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The given statement is false. Loop and cycle are not two ways to describe the same thing. In logic, a loop refers to a sequence of statements that are executed repeatedly until a certain condition is met, while a cycle refers to a sequence of elements that repeats itself. Although both terms involve repetition, they have different meanings and applications in different contexts. Therefore, loop and cycle cannot be considered as interchangeable terms.

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• 30.

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

• A.

Audio

• B.

Software instrument

• C.

External midi

• D.

all are channel strips

C. External midi
Explanation
The given question asks for the track that is not a "channel strip". The options provided are audio, software instrument, and external MIDI. A channel strip is a feature that allows users to control and manipulate audio signals within a digital audio workstation. Both audio and software instrument tracks can have channel strips, but external MIDI tracks do not have channel strips. Therefore, the correct answer is external MIDI.

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