I wasn't sure if this thread should be in the FX section or the Misc so here it is. Mods please move it if the FX forum is more appropriate. I have a couple of questions about MIDI. I have a basic understanding as to what MIDI is but unsure of how to use it in a live setting. I have seen it used in recording demos with a keyboard but that is the extent of my MIDI experience. 1) Here is a specific example of something I would like to do. Our band is rehearsing the Pink Floyd song Time which starts off with alarm clocks ringing (for those of you unfamiliar with the song). I would like to trigger a recorded sample(?) of the alarm clocks but have no idea as to what gear I would need or how to go about doing that. Do I need a sampler plus a trigger or some sort of a pedal or ??? Is this even a MIDI application? I don't know. 2) The Whammy IV pedal has a MIDI interface. What can a player do with this interface - as in what can I hook it up to? Can it be used as a trigger? Uses? Forgive my MIDI ignorance but that is why I am posting my questions. If someone can direct me to a website where I can read up on MIDI that would be great. I read the Wikipedia entry but it seems to be more the technical side of things. Thanks in advance!