The MIDI Association, Music Hackspace, and NAMM held the first MIDI Innovation Awards online. The event showcased the Top 10 entries, as innovators from nine countries competed for a share of $20,000 worth of prizes in a fast-paced, livestreamed show, which also featured live and recorded performances. The show's climax was announcing the three Gra...
From Master Card to Mister Mayor all the Waze to MIDI  Pentagram , the global multi-disciplinary, independently-owned design studio with offices in Austin, Berlin, New York and London has done some of the most original design work on the planet.  They do more than logo design although they have done that for clients li...
Livestream awards show on January 21 during NAMM's Believe in Music week It's time to honor the innovators and DIY enthusiasts who are advancing the state of the art in music technology. by Craig Anderton, President of the MIDI Association
NAMM is all virtual this year!  Every major event in the history of the MIDI Association has happened at Winter NAMM.  Whether it was the first introduction of MIDI at the 1983 NAMM to the adoption of MIDI 2.0 at the NAMM 2020, the NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants has always been a part and a partner in our shar...
Jacon Collier plays in the New Year with MIDI   2020 was a pretty tough year and everyone was affected by the events that shaped the world. But 2020 had its positive moments too. So we'd like to focus on the good things that happened during 2020 in the MIDI Association. At the January 2020 NAMM show, the MIDI Association and AMEI official...
MIDI Association member Endless expands Endlesss ecosystem via a desktop app with DAW integration Endless was first launched in the spring of 2020 as a mobile iOS app that focused on easy music creation integrating sampling,  looping, built-in sounds and cloud collaboration with other Endless users. &nbs...
Fluid Pitch from Pitch Innovations | Features Walkthrough - YouTube Elevate your expressions, Play any style of Music with Unparalleled ease. Upgrade Your Existing MIDI Keyboard With Revolutionary Scale Locked Pitch Bend System https://youtu.be/zhb1Z24d9XQ The Creative Pitch Bending Plugin.Fluid pitch is an innovative next-generation Pitch ben...
 ROLI has always been a leader in the world of MPE and now they have released LUMI Keys Studio Edition.   The LUMI features some impressive features for the price.  Per-key pitchbend and polyphonic aftertouchMPE makes the per-key pitch bend possible and poly aftertouch has always been a feature of MIDI 1.0Whole-key illuminationI...
Entering a New Era for Music and Musical InstrumentsThe Future of MIDI 2.0 Technology  Joe Zhang from Medeli and the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board At Music China 2020's MIDI Technology Forum, Joe Zhang (pictured in the article cover photo) gave an in-depth presentation covering a variety of MIDI...
We love the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!  Last year the three winners of the Guthman were all MIDI controllers and we interviewed them in one of our our May Is MIDI 2019 webinars.  May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Guthman Musical Instrument Design -   Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7P...
You can make Johan Von Konow's new modular synth for about $6! "I have designed a keyboard, drum pad, chord keyboard, arpeggiator and a step sequencer. One special feature is that the units have RGB LEDs for each key, enabling playback visualization (so each device is both MIDI out and in). This is helpful for music training and editing, but i...
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...
They thought it was abandoned long ago and never would return. They were wrong. The ancient knowledge of the MIDI elders silently faded away and left them clueless and unprepared. How on earth should they have known how to deal with MIDI SysEx programs? In a world where all SysEx apps fail, one app must resist, one app must prevail: F0F7 - Codename...
A new French company EMBODME launched a KickStarter on October 14 for their new  Polyphonic MIDI Controller, the Erae Touch.  Here's what they have to say about it, Super Sensitive & Reactive 1000 nerves in a backlit muscle padwith blazing fast aquisition speed, grasping every nuances, every articulations with...
MIDI Association Member Artiphon announced that the Orba is now available   Artiphon Orba Features: Eight capacitive-sensing pads for feather-touch controlAccelerometer and gyroscope capture a range of gesturesCenter menu button accesses four presets, the looper, and other functionsOnboard synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immedia...
Check out the MIDI 2.0 webinar for developers from May Is MIDI Month 2020 00:00:00 Athan Billias, Welcome to the Webinar  00:01:43 Rick Cohen,How MIDI Standards are Developed  00:05:30 Mike Kent, MIDI 2.0 Overview  00:31:03 Pete Brown, MIDI 2.0 and Microsoft  00:37:35 Brett Porter, About MDI 2.0 Scope  00:44:03 Andrew Mee, ...
Respiro is a new generation software synthesizer using physical modelling that contains a "state of the art" sound engine able to reproduce the sound and behaviour similar to wind-instruments. It has sonic capabilities of woodwinds and can also create 'never heard before' sounds. It turns your breath and/or touch into a unique experience, providing...
Sometimes you just need to relax and do something cool. So on Labor day weekend 2020 we shared this video from MEZERG enjoying some cool watermelon, some bright sun and a dip in the pool. Oh yeah, and MIDI of course!  Enter your text here ... Want to try it yourself ? Playtronic makes it possible Playtron is a new type of m...
The MIDI Manufacturers Association adopted 5 core MIDI 2.0 specifications on February 20, 2020.  MIDI 2.0 Specification Overview This document defines the specific collection of MMA/AMEI specifications that collectively comprise the core MIDI 2.0 Specification and introduces the fundamental concepts of MIDI 2.0. The document also defines minim...
Hi everyone! In this article I will teach you how to build your own Arduino powered MIDI controller. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and it is a protocol that allows computers, musical instruments and other hardware to communicate. If you follow each and every step of this tutorial you will be able to make music with ...
Easily connect your MIDI with Unity, Max/MSP and openFramework – and control them all at the same time EasyController is a standalone virtual tool for live performance. We use it in our audio-visual performance to map our midi controllers and presets while we are juggling between Unity, Max/MSP, and openFramework. For example, it enables us to cont...
As computers have become central components in many MIDI systems, USB has become the most widely used protocol for transporting MIDI data. With the introduction of MIDI 2.0, the USB Implementers Forum's USB MIDI 2.0 working group, headed by members of the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Musical Electronics Industry (AMEI...
HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg todayannounced the immediate availability of its latest VST SDK. VST 3.7 introduces several enhancements of the SDK interface that allow new levels of integrations between VST 3 hosts and plug-ins, including the new VST 3 Project Generator, improved documentation as well as support for MIDI 2.0 ...
Endlesss Studio joins the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) June 13, 2020- We'd like to welcome Endlesss Studio as  new member of the MMA.  Endlesss Studio is already available as a free iOS app that allows collaborative music making. Endlesss has launched a Kickstarter campaign running until July 3 , 2020 to develo...