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Roland Announces "MIDI 2.0 Ready" A-88MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Roland (LVCC Central Hall, Exhibit #10719), one of the co-founders of the original MIDI specification, introduces the A-88MKII, a powerful new 88-note MIDI keyboard controller for studio and stage. The latest in a long line of professional MIDI controllers from Roland, the A-88MKII is supremely playable, with modern creative tools for today's music...
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MIDI 2.0 Scope-A Development and Test Tool for MIDI 2.0 Messages

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In the summer of 2018, the MIDI Manufacturers Association invited me to join a group of developers that would be tasked with creating prototype implementations of the protocol that is now being adopted as MIDI 2.0. Most of the other developers taking part in this effort were from companies that make existing MIDI hardware or software, and set ...
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MIDI 2.0 at the 2020 NAMM Show

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Calendar of MIDI Events at NAMM 2020 Thursday January 16  ​Who: MMA and CMIA Members plus invited guests What: Meeting with the Chinese Musical Instrument Association (CMIA) to discuss promotion of MIDI at Music China 2020When: Thursday, January 16 • 9 AM- 10 AMWhere: Contact the MMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  ​Wh...
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MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Announces Major Expansion

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With over 70 member companies and the imminent release of MIDI 2.0, the MMA's importance continues to increase  Los Angeles, CA—December 2019…With the impending adoption of MIDI 2.0, the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors is expanding the scope of the organization to accommodate future growth. Tom White, who guided th...
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10 Innovative Companies Share MMA booth 9701 at NAMM 2020

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​MIDI is at the center of the NAMM Synth ShowcaseFor the past few years, the MIDI Manufacturers Association's booth has been located right by the main entrance to Hall A in the Anaheim Convention center in an area called the Synth Showcase. We actually host two booths.  Booth 9700 is the MIDI Manufacturers Booth where MMA board members ar...
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