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M IDI, PRONOUNCED “MIDDY,” WAS CREATED IN 1983 SO ELECTRONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COULD TALK TO AND CONTROL EACH OTHER. For a long time, it was used with synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. However, in the last few years, MIDI has caught fire with guitar players who now control entire pedalboards, synchronize multiple effects, and switch amp channels with single buttons. 39