Talk:General MIDI

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Some things to note: (will probably fix later)
"Music Box" goes to a movie.
"Tubular Bells" goes to a record album
"Strings" and "String" go to different entries.
"Calliope" (synth) goes to the muse, not the instriment
"Kalimba" goes to a disambugation page.
"Woodblock" (Patch #116) goes to the object made to make wood prints.
"Bongo" goes to the antolope

These links have all been fixed now - Computergeek84 14:09, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

What is GM2, or "general midi 2"? --Abdull 14:42, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

See GM2 --Cyhawk (talk) 13:03, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Need disambiguation between the technology standard and the techno musical group (see -- User:dc2000

Has been done. --Cyhawk (talk) 13:03, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

"" This is completely wrong, should start at zero not one, so minus a number from each instrument. Many Thanks myself Paul Moore and my partner in crime Mitchel Gladwin."" (this comment was in the article, moved it to the discussion page here.)

This has been explained since. --Cyhawk (talk) 13:03, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Are you sure about this list of instruments in the article? The seemingly official list by MMA at differs subtly in a few places. It goes like this:

  1. Acoustic Grand Piano
  2. Bright Acoustic Piano
  3. Electric Grand Piano
  4. Honky-tonk Piano
  5. Electric Piano 1
  6. Electric Piano 2

Yesterday I have "fixed" MIDI, because it said that in General MIDI instrument 1 is the Grand Piano, but this page said instrument 3 was Grand Piano. If someone can tell which list is better, these things should be fixed. --Cyhawk (talk) 13:03, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

"note velocity"[edit]

Whuzzat? Loudness? (See Dynamics (music)). Please link properly, or use a more affordable term. TIA. --Jerome Potts (talk) 03:14, 30 July 2009 (UTC)


The percussion instruments were listed in an order that appeared to mirror the MIDI numbers of the melodic ones. However, the numbering started in the 30s, and moreover, the ordering does not match that which is in my MIDI program or on my synthesizer. I left the order for now - but I did remove the numbers - but should the sounds not be grouped by "category"? For example, placing all variations of cymbals together? -RadicalOne---Contact Me 17:10, 3 January 2010 (UTC)


Anyone know what a Chiff?--JesusGTAFAN (talk) 20:31, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

A synth sound with a strong attack. - Master Bigode (Talk) (Contribs) 19:41, 14 January 2012 (UTC)