Many music producers do not know or understand the power of using MIDI loops to unblock new music ideas. I think that’s a pretty big mistake considering multiple possibilities of usability, flexibility, and what you can do with MIDI files.
The simplest definition that we can give is that the MIDI files are the signals (notes) that don’t have sound by themselves. But they can be transformed into sound by using a second program specially designed to produce sounds using MIDI files. This music software can receive the MIDI note and produce the sound that we are looking for.
And from here goes everything, we can create guitar sounds, piano sounds, bass sounds even drums, and many many more. It all depends on what instrument software is used. This “instrument software” is mostly VST plugins, for Windows users or Audio Units for MAC users. YUP! Those plugins that you have already seen in your making music program, be it Ableton Live, FL Studio, Logic Pro, Reason, or another.
And if you think do not have enough plugins, there are countless websites that can offer you the professional virtual instrument you’re looking for. Here are some of the most popular company that develops and markets such programs: Arturia, Antares, Cableguys, D16 Group, iZotope, Rob Papen, Sinevibes, and many more.
Back to MIDI loops…
The best part of using midi files is that you don’t really need to own a keyboard. You can use your mouse to “draw” the notes in the editor and create new sound lines. But if you already own a MIDI keyboard, then it becomes even more fun, you can add directly some effects, volumes, etc.
Hope you are curious and interested in how to use and what you can create using MIDI files. Check our digital store and get the best MIDI loops ready to be thrown into your program to create incredible sounds. We have something for everybody, from Trap, Hip Hop, RnB to Dance, Trance, and EDM musical genres.
Browse the Store section, listen to the audio demos and get your inspiration!