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MIDI is an acronym for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is basically a sequence programming protocol, commonly used for composing music. The concept for MIDI was invented in the 80's when there was no common communication standard between synthesizers. Over the years, it has gotten a reputation for sounding like crap. What people keep forgetting, is that MIDI isn't responsible for producing sound. The synthesizer is. Most music teaching programs, like Synthesia, use MIDI files.
The most common MIDI files utilize General MIDI 1.0, although there exists MIDI 2.0, with HD-MIDI being in development right now. Unfortunately, GM 2.0 isn't supported by a lot of synthesizers.
General MIDI 1.0 has 128 default instruments and a Drum kit.

General MIDI 2.0 has 256 default instruments, 9 Drum kits and many more controllable parameters.
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Some okay weed, it kind of sucks.
Yo man you want some midis? Naw man i'd rather have beasters.
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Kick ass music, often used in DOS Games to show how kick ass they are
John:I played this awesome DOS game last weekend and the music was just....I don't know hwo to describe it!

Dominik:Midi?

John:Awesome!
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Musical Instrument Digital Interface
Gangster-ass ways of letting music devices communicate between one and another.
Except it has serious bottlenecks in speed - which fucks up its entire purpose.
MIDI Controller: NOTE-ON
Korg MS2000: BEEEEEEAAAA
MIDI CONTROLLER: <continued note-on event>
Korg MS2000: AAAAAAAAA
MIDI Controller: NOTE-OFF
Korg MS2000: AAAAaaaaaa......
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When something sounds hollow, without skill, and computerized with no emotion. Usually sounds very muffled with a high level of MID's.
Yo man Phil's voice sounds maddddddddddd MIDI.
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