The MIDI Association

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

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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

Music China
Oct 10-13
IMSTA FESTA Toronto
Oct 12
ASSR Alan Parson's Master Class Training Sessions
Oct 17-18
IMSTA FESTA Germany
Oct 26

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 www.MIDI.org 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

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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!

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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.

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. 


Featured Video

Check out a preview of the MIDI chapter from Alan Parson's Art and Science of Recording.

"MIDI began life as a keyboard-aid but it went on to help establish the digital revolution that has transformed to entire recording landscape. Alan talks to MIDI founder Dave Smith, then looks at the ways MIDI recording is still widely used in film, dance music, and many other genres."

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