Midi Sampling and Production
Midi is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related audio devices for playing, editing and recording music.
A file format that stores and exchanges the data is also defined. Advantages of MIDI include small file size, ease of modification and manipulation and a wide choice of electronic instruments and synthesizer or digitally-sampled sounds.
A MIDI recording of a performance on a keyboard could sound like a piano or other keyboard instrument; however, since MIDI records the messages and information about their notes and not the specific sounds, this recording could be changed to many other sounds.
Once the midi files are created, we sample the sounds to create something completely different - we then output to an audio file format such as flac, wave or mp3 to use in your live performance.
Samples below - more coming soon.
Please note: In the short samples the click will be on the right side and the intruments will be on the left - see image below for detail on how to use midi in a live performance.
Contact us with custom requests for audio/midi tracks.
|Gold on the Ceiling|
|This track features a Farfisa organ to imitate the octave fuzz tones used by the Black Keys. Also features hammond organ, hand claps, tambourine and clean electric guitar.|
|Instruments: Farfisa and Hammond B5|
|Rocket to the Moon|
|The feature in this track are the horns and reeds - brass and saxophones have proven the most difficult instrument to sound organic but we think we get that feel as close as possible with our techniques.|
|Instruments: Brass Section, Saxophones & Piano|
|A classic rock tune is brought to life with this simple backing track.|
|Instruments: Rock Organ and Effects|
How do you use midi live?
Live backing track setup can seem difficult at first but it really is easy to get going, below is an illustration of how using live backing tracks work.