I'm trying to understand how "FM synthesis" and "MIDI synthesis" are relative to each other.
For example, in one article that I found on the Internet (here it is) it is said that...
the process by which sounds cards produce audio output from MIDI input is called synthesis. There are three synthesis methods:
- FM synthesis
- Wavetable synthesis
- Waveguide synthesis
So, as I understand this article, the author assume that FM synthesis is a subtype of MIDI synthesis.
On the other hand, FM synthesis and MIDI synthesis are sometimes mentioned in contrast with each other, for example on this YouTube video:
- AdLib: starts on 0:05
- MIDI: starts on 2:50
Or this one: