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Chapter 14. Studio Control with StudioWare and Sysx

Chapter 14. Studio Control with StudioWare and Sysx

Most of today’s modern appliances are computer-controlled. Need to cook a meal? Push a few buttons on the stove, and it automatically sets the right time and temperature for your recipe. Need to wash your clothes? Yada, yada, yada…. It’s the same thing with modern recording-studio gear— almost everything is computer-controlled, and the gear supports MIDI, too. I’m not just talking about MIDI instruments (such as synthesizer keyboards), but audio processing equipment and mixing boards as well.

Why would these products include support for MIDI? Because, like MIDI instruments, they have internal parameters that you can change and store. Because these products provide support for MIDI, their parameters become accessible to other MIDI devices, such as your computer. This means it is now possible to control almost every piece of equipment in your studio via your computer, provided the equipment supports MIDI and you have the right software. Lucky for you, you don’t need to buy any additional software because SONAR has some built-in features for controlling and storing the parameters for any outboard MIDI gear. All you have to do is connect your MIDI devices to your computer (just as you would any MIDI instrument), and they can “talk” to each other. This chapter will do the following:


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