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MIDI Controllers (Products, Physical Controls, and Messages) Unfortunately the word controller is overburdened in the MIDI lexicon and probably the most overused word in the world of MIDI.  It can refer to three different things- products, physical controls and messages.  MIDI Controller=Product  People can say MIDI Control...
After the successful launch of WIDI Master and WIDI Jack, CME returns with two premium BLE MIDI solutions completely focussed on USB MIDI devices.  In its essence, WIDI Uhost offers wireless MIDI solutions for all USB MIDI devices. Both USB hosts as well as USB devices. Together with the already available WIDI solution...
Available in  tabletop and keyboard versions, IK's follow up to the original UNO adds a lot of new capabilities The new IK Multimedia Uno Pro lineup has two versions- the Synth Pro features a 37-note Fatar keyboard and pitch/mod wheels while the Synth Pro Desktop version has capacitance-sensing keys and pitch/mod touchstrips.  B...
Innovation: AI, AR and Gamification in Music Apps   We hosted our final May Is MIDI Month 2021 webinar on May 29 with a focus on Innovation.   There were four presenters covering different aspects of innovation around Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning and Gamification A3E Deep Dive™: AI ...
The Problem-No Real-Time Solutions  Three years ago, while on tour with my band, Ritual Howls, I encountered a problem. After five grueling hours of sitting in a van on our way to the next gig, I had an idea for a drum beat but no way to capture it. All my gear was surgically packed away and out of reach. How could I capture my idea and turn i...
Ableton 11 adds MPE support  The MPE specification was adopted by The MIDI Association at the 2018 Winter NAMM show.   MPE is designed for MIDI Devices that allow the performer to vary the pitch and timbre of individual notes while playing polyphonically. In many of these MIDI Devices, pitch is expressed by l...
Massive Technologies releases major update to AR Pianist with new MIDI and Audio features Massive Technologies (MT) newest AR Pianist update shows the unique power of combining MIDI Data with AI and VR technologies and is an incredibly engaging combination of new technologies.  They gave The MI...
A DAW's MIDI Plug-Ins Can Provide Solutions to Common Problems In a world obsessed with audio plug-ins, MIDI plug-ins may not seem sexy—but with MIDI's continued vitality, they remain very useful problem solvers. For an introduction to MIDI plug-ins, please check out the article Why MIDI Effects Are Totally Cool: The Basics. Although processing MID...
This just came in at the last minute tonight and we thought we would get it out to everyone.  You will see some really cool Augmented Reality and AI from another company that will be an exclusive here later in the month, but we thought this announcement from Artiphon was worth a quick post.  "We've been designing AR Music techno...
 There's more to life than audio echo – like MIDI echo Although the concept of MIDI echo has been around for years, early virtual instruments often didn't have enough voices to play back new echoes without stealing voices from previous echoes. With today's powerful computers and instruments, this is less of a problem – so let's re-visit MIDI e...
What if you could control all your MIDI controllers, keyboards, and pedals all in one centralized application? What if this app didn't only allow you to control all your devices on stage but also provided you with a music score reader, a MIDI patchbay router, and a setlist manager? Camelot Pro is an application to make the lives of every stage musi...
YamahaSynth Tech Talks on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00 PM PST/10:00 PM GST Join Blake Angelos, Matt Johnson and special guest Nick Semrad from Jamiroquai  Tech Talk Season Two began with a livestream overview of using MONTAGE/MODX and YC. 
Join members of the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board and MIDI 2.0 working group chairs for an in-depth look at all the MIDI 2.0 specifications under development As you can see from the table above, there is a lot of technical standards activity in The MIDI Association's working groups.The MIDI 2.0 Working Group h...
Look at many modern drum setups, and you'll find an SPD-SX—but it can do a lot more than you might expect.  There's a reason why so many drum setups use Roland's SPD-SX. By combining a drum controller with sampling, the SPD-DX has allowed drummers to augment their performances with electronic production. The SPD-SX has transformed electronic d...
This event is organised by the Music Hackspace. Date & Time: Mondays 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th June 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC. Series of 4 x 2-hour workshops. Level: Intermediate, Some experience with C++ coding required, Experience with JUCE recommended Attendees should have experience building and debugging applications usin...
Why Physical Modeling Instruments are so expressive  With computers becoming more powerful everyday, digital musicians want more expressiveness, more realism, more flexibility in their virtual instruments. In fact, increased expressiveness and realism is a big part of what MIDI 2.0 is all about. MIDI Association member Audio Modeling...
Steinway & Sons has a long history of technology innovation  Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg built his first grand piano in Germany in 1836.  He moved to New York, changed his last name to Steinway and established Steinway & Sons in 1853.  The company has always been focused on new technology and in its first 40 years in bus...
The core MIDI 2. Specifications are available for download by MIDI Association Members You must be logged in as a TMA member to download the spec. If you are not a member yet (or not logged in) , clicking on the link will take you to the signup page to either create an account or log in.  On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Annua...
 Steinberg released the latest update (3.3) to Cubasis, their music production app available for both iOS and Android devices.  Make use of extended MIDI routing options to create inspiring tracks in a snap. Explore even more creative possibilities via advanced MIDI track-to-track routing options. Extended MIDI Routing ...
Saturday May 8, 2021, May Is MIDI Month 2021 Webinar The Healing Power of Music The webinar kicked off with Michael Boddicker who has played synthesizer, vocoder, accordion and keyboards on albums by many notables such as Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, The Manhattan Transfer and The Bee Gees and worked on many soundtracks including...
Just like MIDI itself, the Korg SQ64 hardware sequencer focuses on connectivity and control  The SQ-64 is unique in its ability to drive MIDI and modular synths letting you create music with all your synth gear without the need for a computer, tablet or cellphone. It features four hardware based sequencer tra...
Within days of announcing their new group brand name, Muse Group (a music company focused on open source software) acquired Audacity.  Audacity will add to Muse Group's other brands that are all base open source standards.  Martin Keary who previously worked at MIDI Association member Microsoft talks about joining Audacity....
DAW software, like Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Studio One, etc. isn't just about audio. Virtual instruments that are driven by MIDI data produce sounds in real time, in sync with the rest of your tracks. It's as if you had a keyboard player in your studio who played along with your tracks, and could play the same part, over and over again, with...
To celebrate the last day of May is MIDI Month, we are happy to announce 3 major product updates. Florian Bomers (Founder of Bome Software) New BomeBox Firmware 1.5 As of today, Bome Software has released version 1.5 of the BomeBox firmware. It is a free download for BomeBox owners and adds a number of new features: new MIDI processi...