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1 What Is MIDI? > MIDI in Live Performance

MIDI in Live Performance

Electronic music production and MIDI are also at home on the stage. Obviously, MIDI has played a crucial role in helping to bring live music to the masses. The ability to sequence rhythm and background parts in advance, chain them together into a single, controllable sequence (using a jukebox-type sequencing program), and then play them on stage has become an indispensable live-performance tool for many musicians. This technique is widely used by solo artists who have become one-man bands by singing and playing their guitar to a series of background sequences. Larger techno-groups commonly use extensive on-stage loop and power sequencing to drive instruments, lighting and visuals in ways that are staggeringly compelling.


  

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