top of page

3rd Nine Weeks Music Technology January 4th, 2017 - March 10th, 2017


MIDI channels, multitimbral, key number, velocity, control change, pan, sustain pedal, program number, general MIDI, quantizing, software synthesizer, tempo and MIDI data, drum patch, drum notes, MIDI controller, transposition, tracks, MIDI mix, audio mix from MIDI data, importing a MIDI file

Objectives: Students will understand...

MIDI(Musical Instrument Digital Interface)​

Recording and mixing a drum beat/groove

Quantizing MIDI Data

Selecting a patch

Recording MIDI messages

Recording a MIDI performance

Mixing a MIDI performance

Essential Question: What are the advantages of using MIDI technology to produce music?


Build an original composition at least 3 minutes long using all MIDI instruments and Studio One soft synths.

Remix the MIDI file song "Peg" by Steely Dan. Mix and produce the recording to match the original 1977 recording by Steely Dan.

Procedure - Agenda:

Log in to Computer

Call up current software in discussion

Continue current project or task

New instruction/concept

Exercise/explore new concept using appropriate software

Learning Goal: Students will understand and implement the MIDI protocol to create original compositions and remix existing MIDI recordings of popular songs. 

bottom of page