The MIDI Association

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

“The MIDI standard is one of the most transformative technical developments of the past century, one that has had a profound impact, not only on electronic musical instruments, but on every piece of electronics that produce sound, from computers to gaming consoles” 
Brian Majeski At Music Trades 

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

April 25-28

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May 2 - 4

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Super Booth 2019
May 9-11

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Jordan Rudess Keyfest 2019
May 30-June 1`

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What is the MIDI Association?

About Us
The MIDI Association is a FREE non-profit, member 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 next- gen protocols on the horizon.

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Online Video Courses

Learn About MIDI By Watching Videos
The MIDI Association provides an intuitive web-based video player that streams each MIDI tutorial to your web browser.  Choose a monthly or an annual subscription and save even more!  Supercharge your music production skills today.

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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.

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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.

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MIDI Articles

The Official MIDI Specifications

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) produces the Specifications that make MIDI products work together.
The Specifications define new MIDI Messages and new Recommended Practices for using MIDI Technology.

Join the MIDI Association and use the links below to download MIDI Specifications and Recommended Practices. 

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This Loopop video explains different 3  types of USB hosts-Standalone, Rasberry Pi and computer-based and why USB needs a host and a device. 

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