The latest MIDI news and product releases plus archives of  The MIDI Association's monthly newsletter- The MIDI Message.

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MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) Specification Adopted!

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MPE MIDI LIve! Chat on May 26 with Roger Linn, Geert Bevin, Ben Supper and Pat Scandalis We've arranged for a MIDI Live! Chat with some of the key people behind the MPE specification. The MIDI Live! event will happen on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Here are the times for the event in various time zones. 1 0 am- Los Angeles 1 pm - New York 6 p...
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MIDI and the Surface Pen

Pens and stylus' have been employed as computer interaction devices for quite some time now. Most commonly they were used along with peripheral graphics tablets to give a more natural flow to the artist or designer than a mouse could muster. With the release of the Surface Pro hybrid laptop by Microsoft in 2012 they brought a digital pen along to p...
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Bluetooth MIDI is here to stay

Bluetooth MIDI is here to stay
This is an article that was originally posted on the Cakewalk blog and they kindly gave us permission to excerpt it here on MIDI.org and link to the full article. The cover photo is courtesy of Pete Brown from Microsoft.  There are dozens of wireless data standards today. So why is Bluetooth so popular? Wireless standards may be grouped into a...
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BLE-MIDI, Sonar and Zivix Jam Stick- A New Way to Enter MIDI into your DAW

BLE-MIDI, Sonar and Zivix Jam Stick- A New Way to Enter MIDI into your DAW
This is an article that was originally posted on the Cakewalk blog  and they kindly gave us permission to excerpt it here on MIDI.org.  Greetings! My name is Mike Green, Music Product Specialist at Zivix, we make the jamstik+ portable SmartGuitar & PUC+ wireless MIDI link. I'm primarily a guitar player, and in my 15+ years of musical ...
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MIDI and Robots Part 2- Super Booth 2017

MIDI and Robots Part 2- Super Booth 2017
There has recently been a surge in robotic MIDI devices as Arduinos and low cost CPUs make it easier and easier to develop MIDI-controlled robotic components.  At Super Booth 2017, there were a number of significant MIDI robot introductions.  Felix Thorn From a very early age Felix was inspired by both visual and sound arts. He studi...
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