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

Historical Early MIDI Documents Uncovered

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MIDI 1.0 Specification From August, 1983 Uncovered at Yamaha US offices in April, 2018.    Recently we uncovered some unique historical MIDI documents.  These were discovered in a file cabinet at Yamaha Corporation of America's headquarters in Buena Park, California.  These documents pre-date the formati...
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The Story of SMOMID

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Nick Demopoulos started out as a jazz musician and played with legends like Chico Hamilton.  But then he began exploring the possibilities of using MIDI and that led him to a new path as a DIY maker and creator of some fascinating and unique MIDI devices.  HIs website ( Smomid.com )  is named after the first instrument he ever built....
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My Body is MIDI Controller by Daði Freyr

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When we saw this YouTube video of  Daði Freyr using the Genki wave MIDI controller,  we knew we had to post it right away.  The Wave MIDI controller from Genki has been .... well making waves.   " Wave adds a new dimension to musical creativity... It's a cool tool for all creatives and I can definitely recommend adding...
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Yamaha-May is MIDI Month Platinum Sponsor

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Yamaha has been intimately involved with the development of MIDI since the very beginning. We pioneered groundbreaking technology by making the first all digital FM synthesizer, the epoch making DX7. Yamaha synths like the Motif and the Montage have been the standard for touring and studio professionals for the past 2 decades.  ...
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Cabot- MIDI Cahon

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At SXSW, we got a chance to check out the Cabor MIDI cahon.  Cabot is a project of UTSUWA, Inc., a Kyoto, Japan based tech start-up.  The Cabot percussion robot was conceived by Hideaki Iio, Director of the Cabot development team and guitar player/singer. "I wanted to create a product that would rev up my solo performance." &nbs...
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