THE MIDI ASSOCIATION (TMA)The community of people who work, play and create with MIDI The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who 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. More

​Tutorial: Benefits of MIDI

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 Unlike audio  file formats like MP3 files and CDs, MIDI files contain individual instructions for playing each individual note of each individual instrument. So with MIDI it is actually possible to change just one note in a song, or to re-orchestrate an entire song with entirely different instruments. And since each instrument in a MIDI ...
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About Web-MIDI

About Web-MIDI
The Web MIDI API connects your MIDI gear directly to your browser.  Your browser connects you to the rest of the world. MIDI hardware support has been available for a long time in Windows, OSX, iOS and most computer/tablet/smart phone platforms through USB, WiFi and even Bluetooth interfaces. But until now, there has been no standard mechanism...
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Specification for TRS Adapters Adopted and Released

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The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) has released a Specification for use of TRS Connectors with MIDI Devices. It is available for free download by MIDI Association members. The document defines how to wire "TRS" (tip-ring-sleeve) connectors for use with MIDI devices, and describes the necessary device circuitry and cable specifications to supp...
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RTP-MIDI or MIDI over Networks

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RTP-MIDI ( IETF RFC 6295 ) is a specification for sending/receiving standard " MIDI 1.0 " messages using standard networking protocols ("Real Time Protocol" and "Internet Protocol"). RTP-MIDI includes a data recovery mechanism (MIDI event journaling) to address packet loss that can occur on networks, eliminating the need for packet retransmission (...
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Tutorial: MIDI and Music Synthesis

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An explanation of music synthesis technology and how MIDI is used to generate and control sounds. This document was originally published in 1995 at a time when MIDI had been used in electronic musical instruments for more than a decade, but was still a relatively new technology in the computer industry. All these years later, the PC industry has ch...
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