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MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) Specification Adopted!

Roli Block Keyboard
One of the biggest recent developments in MIDI is MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). MPE is  a method of using MIDI which enables multidimensional controllers to control multiple parameters of every note within MPE-compatible software.  In normal MIDI, Channel-wide messages (such as Pitch Bend) are applied to all notes ...
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Moldover-The Godfather of Controllerism

Moldover-The Godfather of Controllerism
Controllerism In 2005 , Matt Moldover and Dj Shakey (Julie Covello) coined the term "Controllerism"  to describe   Moldover's performance style.   Ean Golden from Remix Magazine (now running djtechtools ) wrote an article "Music Maneuvers: Discover the Digital Turntablism Concept, Controllerism, Compliments of Mol...
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A Web Developer's Tale of the Octapad Revival

Two months ago, I was tasked with presenting a talk on the Web MIDI API to an amazing crowd of music-loving web developers. Obviously, I wanted the presentation to be exciting, so my first idea was to find a cool MIDI controller that I could use to demo the API with. What kind of controller could fit the bill? What about an old... keytar?...
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[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables

[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables
Editors note: As there is not an MMA official standard for what size connector 2.5 mm or 3.5 mm should be used for TRS MIDI in the future, this article simply describes TRS connectors that already exist in the market.   In the past few years, MIDI hardware products have become smaller and smaller, especially as many of them are meant to be use...
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Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup

Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup
Dave Battino wrote an article which was a  roundup of ultra-compact keyboard and pad MIDI controllers in the December 2013 issue of keyboard.  He shared the video he created to show these itty bitty MIDI devices. 
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