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...

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.

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Imogen Heap Exclusive Interview

Imogen Heap Exclusive Interview
Tell us about yourself briefly-I write, sing, play various instruments, program drums etc, edit, mix and produce my own work in my home studio or wherever a project takes me.I'm now fully independent, with no management, publishing or label! It feels amazing to be completely untethered. Over the last 5 years I've been developing with a team of now ...
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Flight of the Bumble Bee-MIDI Style

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5 Different Sites and 5 different views of the same song, but they are all driven by MIDI.  Multimedia artist Andy Fillebrown creates visualizations of classical, public domain musical compositions. His YouTube channel, audiosculptures, is filled with 100+ spellbinding journeys through a tunnel of glowing, pulsing notes. by The ...
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Conlon Nancarrow and Black MIDI

Conlon Nancarrow and impossible musicIn an earlier MIDI history blog, we talked about the strange symbiotic relationship between player pianos and MIDI. But one of the things we didn't talk about was Conlon Nancarrow, the 20th century American composer who lived most of his life in Mexico and wrote most of his pieces for player pianos because ...
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Serial, Parallel, and Joystick Ports

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Serial, Parallel, and Joystick PortsBefore USB and FireWire, personal computers were all generally equipped with serial, parallel, and (possibly) joystick ports, all of which have been used for connecting MIDI-equipped instruments (through special adapters). Though not always faster than MIDI-DIN, these connectors were already available on computer...
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Basics of USB-MIDI

Basics of USB-MIDI
USB and MIDIMIDI has stayed relevant for over 30 years by adapting to the different ways that computers send information to and from external devices. MIDI can now be sent over 5 Pin DIN, Serial Ports, USB, Firewire, Ethernet, Bluetooth and more. But currently the most prevalent way to connect to computers, tablets and smartphones is USB....
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