What is a MIDIfile?

It is difficult to explain this diverse format with just a few words. In general a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a transmission protocol for commanding synthesizers. The commands are for example: “Note on”, “Note off”, Touch, tone pitch, instrument etc.

One can say that these commands simply lead a virtual orchestra or a MIDIfile can act as a digital score.

Further information on MIDIfiles, their origin and usage can be found here.

In our product groups there are 3 different names for MIDIfiles, which relate to the available formats:

MIDIFILE: Format GM, GS, XG

PRO-MIDIFILE: Format GM, GS, XG, XF and special formats for the latest 3 TYROS devices of the company YAMAHA as well as for KORG Pa series.