MIDI and sound synthesis tutorial

Here’s a fairly compact tutorial about MIDI and sound synthesis, covering the basics of MIDI, MIDI messages, MIDI sequencers and standard MIDI files (SMF), Synthesizer basics, the General MIDI (GM) system, synthesis technology: FM and Wavetable, PC to MIDI connections, Multimedia PC systems, and Microsoft Windows configuration.

As you may see from the contents, it’s fairly heavily focussed on Windows-based systems, however the first sections on MIDI and synthesis theory are relevant to any system.

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