Midi

Midi Messages

Midi Messages:


There are three kinds of Midi messages that are most important for us:

– Midi Notes
– CC (control change)
– PC (program change)

1. Midi Notes:
Midi notes help you play sounds form your hardware and software instruments.

Example:
Playing a piano sound with a midi keyboard controller.
Playing drums sounds with a midi pad controller or layering drum sounds with your triggers.

2. CC messages:
Control change messages help you control standard parameters like volume and panning or effect parameters.

Example:
Changing the volume of your layered snare sound.
Controlling the reverb on your drums.

3. PC messages:
Program change messages give you the ability to change presets on your hardware and software instruments.

Example:
On stage, you can change the presets of all your band mates on stage with a click of a button (Keyboard sounds, guitar effect presets). Makes it very easy to change all sounds from one song to the other.