The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who 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.

Individuals who use MIDI technology can join The MIDI Association to learn about MIDI, share their experiences and creative projects on forums, participate in TMA webinars and broaden their MIDI knowledge. This includes musicians, artists, educators, retail salespeople, DIY/Arduino enthusiasts, DJs, game developers, sound designers and audio engineers.

TMA's Mission

  • 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 MIDI users with the companies that develop MIDI products. 

TMA's Advisory Board

  • Craig Anderton, independent author, musician, and consultant 
  • Athan Billias, Digital Marketing Strategy Manager at Yamaha
  • Roy Elkins, CEO at Broadjam
  • Gene Joly, MMA Interim President and former NAMM Board member
  • Daniel Keller, CEO, Get It In Writing media relations
  • Kevin LaManna, Principal at the digital marketing agency Monday Loves You
  • Lawrence Levine, CEO at Horn
  • Gerson Rosenbloom, Vice President of Strategic Management at Sweetwater and former NAMM Chairman. 

The MIDI Manufacturer's Association

The non-profit trade association for companies that develop products that use MIDI technology The MIDI Association is administrated by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. For information about the MMA, our mission, our services, and the benefits of MMA membership, click below.

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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Paul Prudence is an audio-visual performer who uses MIDI to create live-cinematic visual-music experiences.