The MIDI Association

We’re launching our second annual membership and donation drive.

Donate directly before May 31 to help us reach our goal of $2000 in individual donations.
Matching donations from our corporate sponsors will multiply that to $22,000.

May Is MIDI Month 2019 Platinum Sponsors

May Is MIDI Month 2019 Gold Sponsors

Upcoming May Is MIDI Month Webinars

MIDI 2.0- The Future of MIDI
May 25 at 10 AM
MIDI Association members will have a chance to meet the team that put the new specification together. The members of the MMA MIDI-CI and Protocol working groups will explain their vision for the future of MIDI.

Amos Gaynes, Andrew Mee, Dave Starkey, Florian Bome, Franz Detro, Mike Kent, Phil Burk, Rick Cohen, Tom White

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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

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 MIDI Courses

Huge Savings in May!
The MIDI Association provides an intuitive web-based video player that streams tutorials to your web browser. In May, get a full access library pass for the whole year for only $127.63. That's only $10.76  a month for thousands of hours of music production videos. 


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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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Becoming A Member Is Free!

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. 

Download The MIDI Spec

Featured Video

In anticipation of May Is MIDI Month, this presentation by Mike Kent (one of the main architects of MIDI-CI and MIDI 2.0) gives you insight into the ideas behind the spec.

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