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Control Change messages are used to represent some change in the status of a physical control on a device. These controls are the foot pedals, volume sliders, modulation wheels, and similar peripherals found on most electronic instruments. Some control messages act like simple on and off switches; for example, the sustain pedal on a synthesizer can only be down or up, so a single status byte can be used to specify which state the pedal is in, and no data byte is needed. Other controls are continuously changing and need to be represented by more detailed data called continuous controller data. For example, if you move the pitch wheel on a synthesizer very slowly from its resting position to one extreme up or down, MIDI transmits data representing the wheel's position at numerous points along its path. In this case, the data must be very high in resolution, so 14-bit (2-byte) messages are used. This provides a total of 16,384 values to track the movement of the wheel.
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MIDI is a universally accepted standard for communicating information about a musical performance by digital means. It encompasses both a hardware and software component, and though it could be used for sending information about many other things, such as the control of lighting in a theater, or even to control your coffee maker, it was developed to transmit instructions about music. Like a music score, on which notes and other symbols are placed, a MIDI transmission carries instructions that must be acted on by some device that can make sound. While a clarinet or guitar player will interpret a written music score and produce the sound required, it is most likely a synthesizer or drum machine that will react to MIDI information. Fortunately for us, a complete set of these instructions can be captured and stored by a computer, and several types of music software can be used to edit and alter them. If the information is sent to several different MIDI devices, an entire electronic orchestra can be at the musician's disposal.