What is a MIDI?

Published on July 29th, 2009 at 8:00 am

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

One of your friends needs a MIDI interface for his computer. What kind of device normally attaches to the end of a MIDI interface?

A) An automobile

B) A musical instrument

C) Medical equipment

D) Sports equipment

The answer: B) A musical instrument

The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is designed to interface music with computers.

The incorrect answers:

A) An automobile
It’s common to connect our modern automobiles to a computer during servicing, but they don’t use MIDI for the connection.

C) Medical equipment
Computerized medical equipment is commonplace, but most of those require high-speed network interfaces.

D) Sports equipment
Even sports equipment can be connected, and athletic shoes can now be interfaced directly to a computer to analyze running time, distance, and other training statistics. These almost always use a standard USB interface and not MIDI connections.

Want to know more? Watch “Working with Multimedia Devices.”

Our computers are now capable of using many different media types, including digital photos, streaming web video, and high definition video recordings. In this video, we’ll discuss the multimedia devices you’ll need to know for your CompTIA A+ certification and the unique characteristics of each multimedia device.

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