[Abbr., Musical Instrument Digital Interface]
An acronym for "Musical Instrument Digital Interface." This is a set of standards for using computers to create music. MIDI standards specify the envelope of the note (frequencies or pitch, octave designation, note length or duration and instrument sounds or timbre). MIDI also allows synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines, and other sound-processing devices to communicate with and/or control one another.
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