I am a REAL newbie to Midi. My early life background was classical organ. My instruments were full size console organs upto and including pipe organs. Was in an accident and have had two strokes which left me with quite a bit of left side weakness in both hands, arms, legs and feet. Totally quit music out of frustration with my inability to play for about 15 years. Gave my theater organ to a church. 15 years later I start squencing music on a Korg T3. Slowly kept working my way back into music. Currently I play gigs with a group of retired folks all of us in our 60s. Rock, country, 50s, 60s, etc. My Studio consists of a Ketron SD1 Plus, Korg M3-76, Tyros 4, Akai Advance 61; Motif Rack XS, Integra 7; Korg D3200 32 Channel Recorder; QSC Touch Mix 30 Mixer; Self Built COmputer; Studio One 4 (main go to); FL Studio 20; Karma Me; Sonar (on the way out); Band in a Box (awaiting arrival). I am so anxious to learn midi as to gain more benefit out of my controllers, sound modules, DAWs, and soon to be style creations.
Welcome aboard the forum, Oldmanriver. Many thanks for posting an introduction.
Hey, if you're an old man, what does that make me? (in my seventies now.)
So sorry to hear about your trials and tribulations. You'll find mostly general information about MIDI here, but if you'd like anything more specific, please don't be afraid to ask. Whilst I can't guarantee to provide a solution, I'll try. I don't know Studio One 4 at all well, but I've just moved from Sonar 7 PE to CbB (Cakewalk by Bandlab) and I'm not disappointed. I still use an old version of XGworks for basic MIDI work as I'm so familiar with the workflow and like the combination of notation with up to three lanes of MIDI CC events.
Hope you find something of use here in your quest for MIDI knowledge.