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 ====== Introduction to MIDI ====== ====== Introduction to MIDI ======
-[[http://​​wiki/​Musical_Instrument_Digital_Interface|Wikipedia Page on MIDI]]+{{ ::​neonking:​midiex.jpg?​direct ​|}}
 Ok, so if you've found this site you probably already have some idea of what MIDI is, and you've probably even used it before. ​ Maybe you use it everyday in the studio.  ​ Ok, so if you've found this site you probably already have some idea of what MIDI is, and you've probably even used it before. ​ Maybe you use it everyday in the studio.  ​
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 **Also see:** **Also see:**
   * [[midi_specification|About MIDI]]   * [[midi_specification|About MIDI]]
 +  * [[http://​​wiki/​Musical_Instrument_Digital_Interface|Wikipedia Page on MIDI]]
-====== Getting started with electronics ====== 
-Due to the excellent hardware designs and the work of SmashTV and Mike who sell PCB's, Components, and kits, a beginning Midiboxer really doesn'​t need to know much about electronics. ​ Reading the "Need To Know" section will get you up to speed and prepare you for basic assembly and troubleshooting. ​ For those who are brave, the rest is dedicated to an in depth look at electronics for music. 
-The first thing to understand is that electronics is a HUGE field, far more diverse than computer programming (imo) or other similar technical feilds. ​ If you are serious about this than you need to prepare, it will be months before you make it over the inital learning curves, at which point your reward is being able to see a dozen more learning curves ahead. ​ Don't dispair though. ​ There are plenty of people who will help someone who is willing to do their own work, and in alot of cases you really don't need to fully understand something to get satisfying results. ​ In fact, many electronic designers these days have never touched a soldering iron!  So take pride in your tiny bench cluttered up with half working modules, they are your creations! ​ Now, once you've buckled up for the long ride start with these overviews: 
-===== Need To Know ===== 
-  * Identifying components 
-    * What is a [[Resistor]]?​ 
-      * Wattage rating 
-      * 5% Carbon resistors 
-      * 1% Metal film resistor 
-      * [[http://​​wiki/​Electronic_color_code|Color codes]] 
-    * What is a [[capacitor]]?​ 
-      * Ceramic ​ 
-      * Electrolytic 
-      * Polyester 
-      * The cryptic art of identifying capacitor values 
-    * What is a [[diode]]? 
-      * Power diodes 
-      * Signal diodes 
-  * Integrated Circuits 
-    * The "Black Box" 
-    * Common pin voltages for MBHP IC's 
-  * Understanding current and voltage 
-    * Ohm's law 
-    * Kirchoff'​s laws 
-  * Using a DMM 
-  * Using a Soldering Iron 
-  * Good bench practices 
-  * Proper troubleshooting technique 
-  * How to ask for help 
-** Diodes, part II: Enter the semiconductor ** 
-As it turns out the humble diode is the gateway to everything we associate electronics with today. ​ It all has to do with the material diodes are made of, materials classified as semiconductors because their conductive properties can be controlled using electricity. ​ This is huge, real huge. 
-** Linear devices ** 
-  * The OTA 
-** Logic devices ** 
-  * Digital to Analog Converters and Analog to Digital Converters ​ (DAC's and ADC's) 
-  * Multiplexers and Switches 
-** Electronic Fabrication ** 
-  * What is a PCB? 
-  * What kind of tools? 
-**Also see:** 
-  * [[Parts]] 
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