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MIDI File

This page contains information on the MIDI file extension (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), a popular music file format

File extension.midi
CategoryMusic File
DescriptionThe MIDI file was developed to allow both musicians and audio developers to transfer MIDI data from one software application to another. The MIDI file contains messages that specify notation, pitch, velocity and control signals for volume, vibrato, audio panning that synchronise tempo between multiple devices. Historically you would have needed four seperate keyboard instruments, but now with MIDI files you can play multiple instruments from a single controller.
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Technical DetailsMIDI messages are made up of 8-bit words that are transmitted serially at 31.25 kbaud. A MIDI link can carry sixteen independent channels of information, MIDI messages can be channel messages, which are sent on only one of the 16 channels and can be heard only by devices receiving on that channel, or system messages, which are heard by all devices. There are five types of message: Channel Voice, Channel Mode, System Common, System Real-Time, and System Exclusive. There are two variations of the Standard MIDI File format, called Type 0 and Type 1. Type 0 is a single track of data; Type 1 is multi-track.
Associated programs Audio Evolution
GarageBand
Master Tracks Pro
Sonar
Developed by Various
MIME type  audio/midi
audio/x-midi
Useful links List of MIDI Editors and Sequencers
MIDI file information
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Convert MIDI file

Using Zamzar it is possible to convert MIDI files to a variety of other formats:

midi to aac (Advanced Audio Coding File)
midi to ac3 (AC3 Audio File)
midi to flac (Free Lossless Audio Codec)
midi to m4a (Compressed video file)
midi to m4r (iPhone Ringtone File)
midi to mp3 (Compressed audio file)
midi to mp4 (MPEG-4 Video File)
midi to ogg (Ogg Vorbis Compressed Audio File)
midi to wav (Windows audio file)
midi to wma (Windows Media Audio)

Convert MIDI file