Came across a great artucle from MusicTech.
MIDI can be one of the most mystifying parts of music production. Although its basic purpose can be intuitive with a little bit of practice, unlocking its hidden depths often takes a lot of time, especially if you’ve never encountered it before. But it is crucially important to know how it works, especially if you want to produce anything involving software instruments.
That’s because all manufacturers of DAWs – from Apple to Avid to Ableton to Propellerheads rely on it. It’s the Rosetta Stone of music production; a common language that enables any device and any software program to talk to each other.
If you can master MIDI, if you can work out how it functions and make it part of your toolkit, then your production will become much faster, and the results will be as slick as they come.
For the full article, to to The Bluffers' Guide To MIDI