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>Date:    Wed, 23 Nov 2005 19:39:16 +0000
>From:    "f.neff" <fn2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: MIDI
>Dear List,
>I have a question with regard to MIDI. Does the start bit and stop bit come
>before and after every byte of information or before and after every full MIDI
message (status byte plus data bytes)?
>Flaithr=ED Neff.
>University College Cork,

Dear F. Neff,

All MIDI data is streamed in 10 bit words
First bit ? ?start bit? (always zero)
Next 8 bits ? desired information
Last bit ? ?stop bit? (always zero)
Complete word transmitted in 320 microseconds

For a decent article, read "Moog, R. 1986. ?MIDI?, JAES, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 394
? 404" written by the late Robert Moog.

Please also see http://www.midi.org/about-midi/specshome.shtml
Kent Walker
McGill University Ph.D. Sound Recording Program
Instructor MUSR 300D
Room 820, Tour Ouest, 550 Sherbrooke Ouest