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    MIDI News, Resources and Press

    Want to learn how to connect, control and create with MIDI?
    Find out more about the past, present and future of MIDI?
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This is where you find all the detailed MIDI specifications including:

The MIDI Protocol 1.0 Specification (1983-1996), including Time Code (MTC), Show Control (MSC), Machine Control (MMC)

Information about the General MIDI 1, General MIDI Lite, and General MIDI 2 Specifications, plus GM Developers Guidelines, and updates.

Information about the Standard MIDI File (SMF) Specification, and these updates:
- SMF Lyrics/Display Meta-events
- SMF Program Name /Device Name Meta-events
- XMF Patch Prefix SMF Meta-event

Downloadable Sounds ("DLS") Device Specification

eXtensible Music Format ("XMF")

Mobile MIDI & Ringtone Specifications

Transport Specifications and Info


MIDI Manufacturers Investigate HD Protocol

January 2015 The MMA Executive Board at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim CA held a meeting of prospective developers to discuss possible procedures for bringing HD Products to market. The Board noted that the additional options possible with the proposed HD Protocol could make product interoperability more challenging to achieve, and require signifi...
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