The MIDI Association

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

“MIDI makes everything I do possible. I wouldn't be the musician I am today without it” 

“MIDI is without a doubt an example of what happens when competing companies work together for common good. In no other industry before or since have we seen something so noble.” 

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.

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Update on Windows Audio and MIDI

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CES 2019 Jan 8-11

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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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MIDI CI Specification

Paves the Way for Future Expansion
An important new extension to MIDI, Capability Inquiry messages enable the three Ps - Protocol Negotiation, Profile Configuration and Property Exchange.

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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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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 find and download all of the available MIDI Specifications and Recommended Practices. 

The newly adopted MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) specification is now available for download at the bottom of the MIDI 1.0 specification page in the Supplemental Specifications section. 

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Featured Video

Possibilities with Property Exchange

Here is a short video showing what some of the possibilities are with the new Property Exchange MIDI-CI specification that is being worked on in the MMA. 

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