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What is MIDI?
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is an industry standard music technology protocol that connects digital musical instruments, computers, tablets, and smartphones from many different companies. 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.

What is the MIDI Association?

The MIDI Association is the non-profit community for both the companies who develop new MIDI specifications and products and the 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.

Our Mission for Individual Members

  • Nurture an inclusive community of people who create music and art with MIDI.
  • Create an environment for community members to learn from each other.
  • Explain new technical developments in MIDI and explore how to use them.
  • Promote new ways of creatively using MIDI.
  • Connect the people who use MIDI with the companies that create MIDI products

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. We’re dedicated to helping you get the most out of MIDI. Whether you are brand newnew to MIDI or a seasoned veteran with years of experience, we have the resources you're looking for.

Our Mission for Corporate Members

  • Promote the use of MIDI technology and MIDI products.
  • Develop and enhance MIDI to respond to new market needs.
  • Create an open standards process with broad industry participation.
  • Work to ensure the interoperability of MIDI products.
  • Protect the meaning of the term MIDI and MIDI logo marks.

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May Is MIDI Month 2021

Watch Lisa Harriton from Smashing Pumpkins, Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Scott Shriner from Weezer, and actress/singer/songwriter Minnie Driver explain the important mission of Children’s Music Fund.

Children’s Music Fund (CMF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization whose mission is to provide music therapy programs to kids affected by serious conditions to help them on their journey towards a better quality of life.

The MIDI Association is raising $22,000 to donate to help sick kids through the healing power of music and MIDI with the help of Art+Logic, Audio Modeling, Bome, imitone, IK Multimedia, Korg, NAMM, Steinberg, Steinway, Sweetwater, and Yamaha.