The MIDI Association

The global community of people who work, play and create with MIDI

The MIDI 2.0 specs are available for download !

What is MIDI?

MIDI is an industry standard music technology protocol that connects products from many different companies including digital musical instruments, computers, tablets, and smartphones. MIDI is used every day around the world by musicians, DJs, producers, educators, artists, and hobbyists to create, perform, learn, and share music and artistic works.

Upcoming MIDI Events

Game Developers Conference (POSTPONED!)
GDC 2020 Virtual Talks on Twitch (March 16-20)
Synthplex (POSTPONED)
Postponed to Oct 29-Nov 1

What is the MIDI Association?

About Us
The MIDI Association is the FREE non-profit community of people that create music and art with MIDI. The website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to the next- gen MIDI protocols coming soon.

Music Production Courses

Get the most out of your DAW
The MIDI Association provides an intuitive web-based video player that streams tutorials to your web browser.  Sign up today to get free access to 156 hours of preview traning or get a full access annual pass to thousands of hours of videos for only $199. Super charge your skills today!

Connect. Learn. Create.

Enjoy “all access” to videos, guides, articles, and discussion forums offering tools, tips, and tricks to help you learn everything from MIDI basics to advanced techniques. Get inspired and create your own artistic path. We’re dedicated to helping you get the most out of MIDI.

Becoming A Member Is Free!

Benefits of Joining
Membership is FREE, so sign up now to join the fun, access all the MIDI Specifications and for exclusive premium content available only to MIDI Association members. You'll also get our monthly MIDI Message Newsletter with the latest MIDI announcements at no charge.

MIDI Articles

Stay at Home and Play at Home

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the entire world.

The MIDI Manufacturers Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with no central office. Our members only meet via video conferencing so we will continue to operate without interruptions.

Many of our corporate members are offering free downloads and webinars which we will be covering here on MIDI.ORG.

One of the most positive and healthy things that you can be doing in these challenging times is stay at home creating and collaborating (remotely) with MIDI. As always, we are here to help you do that. 

Around the world we are seeing the power that music has to bring comfort to people who are feeling isolated. 

Our thoughts are with everyone who visits us here. We are all in this together. 

Hopefully we can provide a brief respite from the noise of the day and a chance to focus on something positive and safe to do--getting better at the craft of creating music and art with MIDI.

The MIDI 2.0 Specs are available for download!

Featured Video

What exactly is MIDI 2.0? Check out this video where Mike Kent from the MIDI Manufacturers Association's Technical Standards Board explains MIDI 2.0  to the European Motion Picture Association at Winter NAAMM 2020

Recent Discussions