This section of resources covers stories about MIDI people and the stories behind MIDI products.  
Here you'll find  stories about MIDI history all the way from 850 AD to the present, interviews with MIDI artists and the people behind the MID products you use, the inside scoop on what the future holds for MIDI and much mo...re.  More

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MIDI Artists, MIDI History

MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!

MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!
DC Cemetery will be updated for 2017! For years now the  Brent Ross,  Creator & Designer of the DC Cemetery  has been creating some of best Halloween haunts by using all kinds of technology including MIDI. Here is an article form 2008 updated with the 2014 video and information on where you can see the 2017 version...
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MIDI History:Chapter 6-MIDI Is Born 1980-1983

MIDI History:Chapter 6-MIDI Is Born               1980-1983
Visionaries including Dave Smith from Sequential Circuits, and Ikutaru Kakehashi from Roland began to worry that this lack of compatibility between manufacturers would restrict people's use of synthesizers, which would ultimately inhibit sales growth. Talk of a 'universal' digital communication system thus began circulating in 1981. Dave Smith and ...
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Craig Anderton's Brief History Of MIDI

The MIDI specification first saw the light of day at the 1981 AES, when Dave Smith of Sequential Circuits presented a paper on the "Universal Synthesizer Interface." It was co-developed with other companies (an effort driven principally by Roland's Ikutaro Kakehashi, a true visionary of this industry), and made its prime time debut at the 1983 Los ...
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MIDI History:Chapter 5-Synths Come of Age 1950-1983

MIDI History:Chapter 5-Synths Come of Age  1950-1983
The word 'Synthesizer' didn't arrive on the scene until the 1950s with the RCA Synthesizer I and II, but it wasn't long before these room-sized pieces of engineering had been, themselves, 'synthesized' down into more acceptable components and 'modules' thanks to the pioneering work of visionaries like Dr. Robert Moog, Don Buchla, Harold Bode, ...
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MIDI History:Chapter 4-Early Synthesizers 1900-1950

Electronic musical instruments had been around in some form since the late nineteenth century. The Telharmonium and the Singing Telegraph date back to the beginnings of electricity itself while throughout the first half of the twentieth century electronic musical contraptions were quite the rage in Europe, from the French Ondes-Martenot to the...
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