Musical Instrument Digital Interface
In 1980 musical instruments began communicating via MIDI. By enabling musical information to be exchanged between connected electronic instruments MIDI opened up vast new possibilities in music.
MIDI allows one person to have total control over a number of instruments simultaneously. As a result, a revolution in the production of electronic music and an explosion of musical styles has occurred. The flexibility that MIDI control offers has changed the course and production of music beyond all expectation.