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- three 5-pin ports found on the back of every MIDI unit
- MIDI IN: the connector via which the device receives all MIDI data.
- MIDI OUT: the connector through which the device transmits all
the MIDI data it generates itself.
- MIDI THROUGH: the connector by which the device echoes the data
receives from MIDI IN.
Note: It is only the MIDI IN data that is echoed by MIDI through.
All the data generated by device itself is sent through MIDI OUT.
Figure 6.9 illustrates a typical setup where:
A Typical MIDI Sequencer Setup
- MIDI OUT of synthesizer is connected
to MIDI IN of sequencer.
- MIDI OUT of sequencer is connected to MIDI IN of synthesizer
and through to each of the additional sound modules.
- During recording, the keyboard-equipped synthesizer is used to
send MIDI message to the sequencer, which records them.
- During play back: messages are send out from the sequencer to the
sound modules and the synthesizer which will play back the music.