The latest MIDI news, product releases and event annoucements. 

MIDI Makes The Mainstream on Jeopardy


In April 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected MIDI.org for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive. But in 2022, MIDI went mainstream as a question on Jeopardy and one of three contestants got the answer right.  Heather, you are our her...

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MIDI - The Music Education Tool K-12 Can't Live Without: New Benchmarks for Chromebooks


Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is the technical standard for connecting electronic musical instruments and computers to record, edit, and playback music.Created in 1983 and 40 years later, it is still essential in music education because playing any keyboard note can generate: Notation Pitch Velocity Panning Vibrato Clock Signals Key P...

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Erae Touch Polyphonic MIDI Controller


A new French company EMBODME launched a KickStarter on October 14 for their new  Polyphonic MIDI Controller, the Erae Touch.  Here's what they have to say about it, Super Sensitive & Reactive 1000 nerves in a backlit muscle padwith blazing fast aquisition speed, grasping every nuances, every articulations with...

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Vote for the 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Finalists


We love the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!  Last year the three winners of the Guthman were all MIDI controllers and we interviewed them in one of our our May Is MIDI 2019 webinars.  May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Guthman Musical Instrument Design -   Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7P...

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Music China 2020 MIDI Technology Forum


Entering a New Era for Music and Musical InstrumentsThe Future of MIDI 2.0 Technology  Joe Zhang from Medeli and the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board At Music China 2020's MIDI Technology Forum, Joe Zhang (pictured in the article cover photo) gave an in-depth presentation covering a variety of MIDI...

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ROLI launches LUMI Keys Studio Edition


 ROLI has always been a leader in the world of MPE and now they have released LUMI Keys Studio Edition.   The LUMI features some impressive features for the price.  Per-key pitchbend and polyphonic aftertouchMPE makes the per-key pitch bend possible and poly aftertouch has always been a feature of MIDI 1.0Whole-key illuminationI...

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Pitch Innovations Releases Fluid Pitch - A Revolutionary Pitch Bend System

The Creative Pitch Bending Plugin.Fluid pitch is an innovative next-generation Pitch bend system, which is not only free of existing limitations  but a Revolutionary Leap Forward in Music expressions for all Musicians Fluid pitch introduces the World's First Scale-Locked-Pitch-Bend System powered by Midi to MPE upscale engi...

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Endlesss Studio, the new multi-track looper/cloud collaboration tool


MIDI Association member Endless expands Endlesss ecosystem via a desktop app with DAW integration Endless was first launched in the spring of 2020 as a mobile iOS app that focused on easy music creation integrating sampling,  looping, built-in sounds and cloud collaboration with other Endless users. &nbs...

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The MIDI Association at NAMM's Believe In Music Week 2021


NAMM is all virtual this year!  Every major event in the history of the MIDI Association has happened at Winter NAMM.  Whether it was the first introduction of MIDI at the 1983 NAMM to the adoption of MIDI 2.0 at the NAMM 2020, the NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants has always been a part and a partner in our shar...

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Synth and Software's MIDI 2.0 interview


Synth and Software's Nick Batzdorf interviews the MIDI Association about MIDI 2.0, Orchestral Articulations and more! Check out this interview with MIDI Association Exec Board member Athan BIllias as Nick Batzdorf from Synth and Software digs into details about MIDI 2.0.  

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