Ready for MIDI

One of your customers is looking for a MIDI-to-USB interface for her new laptop computer. What is she probably connecting to her PC?

A) A digital video camera

B) An analog audio input

C) An external monitor

D) An electronic piano keyboard

E) A computer-controlled coffee maker and grilled cheese sandwich press

The answer: D) An electronic piano keyboard

The Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, is a standard digital connection used primarily for musical instruments.

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