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How do you play back a sound and waves versus Musical Instrument digital interface?

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2007-10-14 14:31:18

Sounds and waves (wav) are files that contain a digitised

version of the sound itself so they just need putting through a

digital to analogue converter then playing back through headphones

or loudspeakers.

However MIDI files contain instructions to tell a synthesiser or

sound module what notes to play. You can think of them as being

like the old fashion player-piano with a roll of paper with holes

punched in it that makes the keys move as the holes pass under a

special mechanism. However MIDI files can tell the sound module

what sounds to play as well as many other things to control the


hope that helps


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