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

Summer NAMM
July 18-20

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IMSTA FESTA Atlanta
July 27

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Masterclass With Alan Parsons
July 25-27

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What is the MIDI Association?

About Us
The MIDI Association is a 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 next- gen protocols on the horizon.

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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.

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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. 

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Featured Videos

Shawn Wasabi has made MIDI controllers out of some amazing things like bobba and soda machines. 
For E3, he figured out how to send MIDI from a Yamaha Disklavier to Ableton and then transform it into messages to play a video game (and a song at the same time!).
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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