The MIDI Code

Guerino Mazzola, Maria Mannone, Yan Pang, Margaret O’Brien, Nathan T Torunsky

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


MIDI is a language for digital communication between electronic instruments and computers. It is modeled to imitate the movement of the fingers, staying down, going up and so on. It is a low level language which tells you what to do without any deeper understanding. It is very important for electronic and pop music.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Music Science
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameComputational Music Science
ISSN (Print)1868-0305
ISSN (Electronic)1868-0313

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2016, Springer International Publishing AG.


  • Data Word
  • Delta Time
  • Musical Instrument Digital Interface
  • Physical Duration
  • Sound Event


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