If you are new to MIDI or want to go over some basics, this is the best place to start.  

Here is where you'll find guides to understanding what MIDI is, what it's not and general information everyone who uses MIDI should know. 

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MIDI History

Ask.Audio Article on MIDI Messages

Ask.Audio Article on MIDI Messages
Ask.Audio and Non Linear Educating Ask.Audio is one of our favorite technology websites and has been a great partner to The MIDI Association. We have worked with Ask.Audio's parent company, Non Linear Educating to provide extensive video training right here on the MIDI.org website in our courses section.  Here's a brief des...
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MIDI From The Inside

MIDI From The Inside
Updated with a new Youtube video We found this excellent Youtube interview by Orchestral Tools and thought it would be a great addition to this article with the first President of the MIDI Manufacturers Association, Jeff Rona.  This post was contributed by the well known film composer, Jeff Rona. Jeff was the first president of the M...
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"What is MIDI" Guide by Paul Lehrman

"What is MIDI" Guide by Paul Lehrman
Join the MIDI Association and download the 21 page booklet "What is MIDI" excerpted from "MIDI for the Professional" by Paul Lehrman and Tim Tully.  We're always trying to help our MIDI Association members get the most out of MIDI.  Paul Lehrman has been involved with MIDI since its inception. Paul has w...
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The History Of MIDI

The History Of MIDI
We put together a series of articles about the history of electronic music and MIDI. Here are links to the series. MIDI History:Chapter 1- 850 AD to 1850 AD - To really understand the origins of MIDI, you need to go all the way back to before there were digitally controlled synthesizers and computers, In fact you need to go back before there w...
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MIDI Tutorials

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Here is a collection of tutorials on MIDI which is a great place to get started.  For quick access to a list of all MIDI Messages, see our Reference Tables section. Why MIDI Matters -   MIDI is like air, it's all around you, most of the time you can take it for granted, but if you are a digital musician you probably couldn't live wit...
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