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Part VII: Appendices > Comparing MIDI and Digital Audio

Comparing MIDI and Digital Audio

Of course, there's a good reason that SONAR lets you use both MIDI and digital audio in your projects. Each one has its strengths, so you'll use MIDI for some things and digital audio for others. The two factors that you want to consider in deciding which to use are file size and flexibility.

MIDI can pack a lot of instructions into a tiny amount of space. That same 3-minute song would take up only a few dozen kilobytes if it were all MIDI data. For this reason, it's common for electronic musicians to keep their MIDI tracks as MIDI tracks for as long as possible and commit them to audio tracks (remember "Recording External Synth Parts" from Chapter 21?) only when they're ready for a final mix and export.


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