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  • MIDI News, Resources and Press

    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?
    It's all covered here, so dig in and enjoy!


MIDI Tutorials

​Here is a collection of tutorials on MIDI which is a great place to get started with the site. 


Android MIDI in Marshmallow -

About Android MIDIAndroid 3.1 and later support USB On-The-Go, which permits an Android device to act as USB host to drive USB peripherals. The USB host mode APIs introduced in Android 3.1 permit developers to implement MIDI over USB at the applicati

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.

We've got lots of tutorials about MIDI.  Here's a list of links. 


An Intro to MIDI -

What MIDI does, how to use it, how devices are connected, and more. pdf File Name: intromid_20151101-180649_1.pdf File Size: 2.1

About MIDI-Part 1:Overview -

MIDI (pronounced "mid-e") is a technology that makes creating, playing, or just learning about music easier and more rewarding. Playing a musical instrument can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and friendship. Whether your goal is to play in a band, o

About MIDI-Part 2:MIDI Cables & Connectors -

Part 2: MIDI Cables & ConnectorsMany different "transports" can be used for MIDI messages. The speed of the transport determines how much MIDI data can be carried, and how quickly it will be received.5-Pin MIDI DINUsing a 5-pin "DIN" connect

About MIDI-Part 3:MIDI Messages -

Part 3: MIDI MessagesThe MIDI Message specification (or "MIDI Protocol") is probably the most important part of MIDI.MIDI is a music description language in digital (binary) form. It was designed for use with keyboard-based musical instruments, so th

About MIDI-Part 4:MIDI Files -

Standard MIDI Files (SMF & .mid files) are a popular source of music on the web, and for musicians performing in clubs who need a little extra accompaniment. The files contain all the MIDI instructions for notes, volumes, sounds, and even effects

​Tutorial: Benefits of MIDI -

Unlike MP3 files and CDs, MIDI files contain individual instructions for playing each individual note of each individual instrument. So with MIDI it is actually possible to change just one note in a song, or to re-orchestrate an entire song wit

Tutorial: MIDI and Music Synthesis -

​An explanation of music synthesis technology and how MIDI is used to generate and control sounds. pdf File Name: MIDIandMusicSynthesis.pdf F

Audio Wiki MIDI Message diagram -

Our friends over at http://en.wikiaudio.org created this simplfied diagram of MIDI messages and kindly let us put it up here. 
​Tutorial: Benefits of MIDI
The History Of MIDI