MIDI, the abbreviation for Musical Instrument Digital Interface represents the industry communications protocol that enables electronic musical instruments, computers, controllers, mixing desks and a lot of other related devices to connect with one another and communicate. This is also the main purpose. Digital instruments and devices can interpret MIDI commands. A single MIDI file can communicate up to sixteen channels of information.
MIDI protocol has been introduced in 1983 and has reinvented the wheel in music production process. The technology is maintained by MMA (Midi Manufacturers Association). All official MIDI Standards are developed and published by Midi Manufacturers Association in Los Angeles, California, USA and Midi Committee of AMEI (Association of Musical Electronics Industry) for Japan.