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File TypeMIDI File

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What is a MIDI file?

Standard MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) file used by MIDI hardware devices as well as music authoring and playback programs; contains music data, such as what notes are played, when they are played, how long each note is held, and the velocity of each note.

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MIDI files are used for interoperability between different types of software programs and hardware devices. They also may include controller data for a device. For example, a MIDI file can be used to switch instruments on a MIDI program or device.

MIDI files can be played back using software instruments, but they do not contain actual audio data.

MIDI files also use the .MID file extension.

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