Ableton Module 1 – Lesson 4: Recording and Editing MIDI

What is MIDI? It stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It was officially born in 1983. It is a protocol. It does not contain audio, it tells sound generating devices (synth, sampler, etc.) how to generate sounds. It is very flexible. It does not take up space on your hard drive. It makes editing and changing performances and sounds very easy. It can be very frustrating to new users. MIDI is your friend, be patient with MIDI.