MIDI (Quiz #1)

The Music Telegraph | Text 2019/05/04 [10:48]

MIDI (Quiz #1)

The Music Telegraph| 입력 : 2019/05/04 [10:48]

 

1. MIDI sequencing can be best described as:

a) recording and editing data from one or more MIDI synthesizers

b) recording and editing data from one or more MIDI controllers

c) recording and editing audio from one or more MIDI controllers

d) recording and editing audio from one or more MIDI synthesizers

 

 

 

2. The data on a typical MIDI sequence track is essentially:

a ) encoded audio from a synthesizer

b) parameter settings from a synthesizer

c) performance data received from a synthesizer

d) performance data used to control a synthesizer

 

 

 

3. For audible playback, a MIDI track's output must be:

a) assigned to an audio output of a synthesizer

b) assigned to the input of an audio interface

c) assigned to the MIDI input of a synthesizer

d) assigned to the input of a MIDI controller

 

 

 

4. Choose 3 answers that represent advantages that MIDI editing has over audio editing:

a) easily transposing

b) easily adjusting playback tempo

c) easily applying reverb, eq, and other mixing effects

d) easily changing or editing synthesizer sounds on playback

e) easily reversing sounds, eg., for the famous "backwards guitar" effect

f) easily removing "pops and clicks" from recorded tracks

 

 

 

5. Moore's Law has affected recent developments in MIDI technology by allowing for:

a) more powerful hardware synthesizers

b) more extensive use of software synthesizers

c) more simultaneous MIDI tracks in a MIDI sequence

d) more MIDI channels per synthesizer

 

 

 

6. What does "MIDI" stand for?

 

 

 

7. When and where was MIDI created?

a) in the early 90's, in Los Angeles

b) in the mid 60's, in New York and Los Angeles

c) in the early 70's, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Fransisco

d) in the early 80's, at the AES

 

 

 

8. Why were many synthesizers of the late 70's called "hybrid"?

a) they contained analog and digital circuitry

b) the produced multiple types of synthesis

c) they utilized digital circuits for sound synthesis, as well as analog circuits for other purposes

d) they used both electrical and petro-chemical energy, like today's hybrid cars

 

 

 

9. What were microprocessors used for in many synthesizers of the late 70's? (choose 2 answers)

a) for audio signal generation

b) for control signal generation

c) for hybrid audio/control signal generation

d) for preset memory

e) for keyboard polyphony

 

 

 

10. Choose 2 answers that represent limitation of pre-MIDI "proprietary" sequencers:

a) inability to play back keyboard data without use of a synthesizer

b) inability to control synthesizers from other manufacturers

c) difficulty of editing without a standard computer interface (video display, keyboard, and mouse)

d) inability to interface with drum machines

 

 

 

11. Of the following, which creates the least CPU load?

a) digital audio

b) MIDI sequencing

c) software synthesizers

 

 

 

12. Of the following, which creates the most CPU load?

a) digital audio

b) MIDI sequencing

c) software synthesizers

 

 

 

13. What is the impact of MIDI sequencing on how much RAM a computer needs?

a) very low RAM requirements overall

b) fairly high RAM requirements overall

c) moderate RAM requirements (at least 1 GB, especially for software samplers)

d) not applicable; MIDI sequencing does not use RAM

 

 

 

14. Choose 2 answers that represent possible advantages of hardware synth modules:

a) less CPU load than software synths

b) more variety of sounds the software synths

c) easier to edit than software synths

d) more compact and economical than keyboard synths

 

 

 

15. If a synthesizer is "multi-timbral", it can:

a) produce many notes at once (as in a chord)

b) produce several different presets (instrument sounds) at once

c) produce constant changes in timbre

d) produce large numbers (hundreds) of different instrument sound, as well as sound effects, such as the sounds of farm animals

 

 

 

 

 

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*Answers:

 

1 - b

2 - d

3 - d

4 - a, b, d

5 - b

6 - Musical Instrument Digital Interface

7 - d

8 - a

9 - d, e

10 - b, c

11 - b

12 - c

13 - a

14 - a, d

15 - b  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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