In this 1986 instructional video, Toto keyboardist & composer Steve Porcaro talks about MIDI basics.
While the video is dated, it offers a vintage demonstration of a 80s MIDI electronic music production set up that was state-of-the-art for its time.
Porcaro’s setup includes a KX88 masterkeyboard, Yamaha TX modules , an Oberheim expander, DSX and DMX, LINN9000 , Minimoog, EMU II, Polyfusion modular & more.
In the second part, Porcaro covers routing to various destinations:
In the third part, Porcaro looks at ‘organizing the madness’ with a sequencer;