A great primer for first-timers, but very limited in detail. If you're contemplating "if" you should go digital, this book will help you decide. But if you've already made that decison and want to know "how" to go about it, don't get this book. It explains the basic MIDI concepts very well, but I was hoping to get insight into what to buy for a small home studio. Although the book tries to give advice in this area, it's quite limited.