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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.

MIDI 1.0 has been around since 1983, but finally MIDI 2.0 is ready to become a reality. 

What is the MIDI Association?

The MIDI Association is the global non-profit organization that connects the companies who develop new MIDI specifications and MIDI products with all the people around the world that create music and art with MIDI. 

Our Mission for Individual Members

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

MIDI Innovation Awards 2022

The MIDI Innovation Awards rewards products, prototypes, and art installations that are thought-provoking and inspire new, creative use cases of MIDI and creates oppportunities for entrepeneurs and startups to interact with veterans in the MIDI musical instrument business. 

Our Mission for Corporate Members

  • Develop and enhance MIDI to respond to new market needs
  • Create new MIDI 2.0 standards with broad industry participation
  • Ensure the interoperability of MIDI products
  • Protect the term MIDI and the MIDI logo marks
  • Promote the use of MIDI technology and products

Latest MIDI Blog Posts

New MIDI Association Member embodme releases Erae Touch MIDI 2.0 ready controller

On a recent trip to Paris, we got a chance to visit one of the newest members of the MIDI Association, embodme and meet their whole development team that had just finished up and shipped the first units of their Erae Touch MIDI 2.0 ready controller. 

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