WHEN DID YOU FIRST GET INVOLVED WITH MIDI? That was so long ago. One of my first exposures to MIDI was the Hybrid Arts sequencer with an Atari computer, I have very fond memories of those days and somehow that older software seemed more stable then some software these days, maybe because today every program is trying to do so mu...
Introduction The Arduino UNO is a popular open-source microcontroller that, in many respects, is a perfect complement to the extensible nature of the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) protocol. Microcontroller platforms such as Arduino, Teensy, and others, make it relatively easy to develop custom MIDI controllers that respond to light, pre...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List Hi, Like most of us, my setup is always evolving, but this is its current state. I work mostly OOTB (Out of the Box), but once I've got something going I'll record into the computer for rearrangement and editing (esp. for length!). I have two main MIDI work stations, with a BeatStep Pro and a Squark Pyramid as the respecti...
#DigMyRig Photos Gear List My rig is focused on Modularity. In addition to the Eurorack Modular synthesizers, I employ a modular MIDI setup which consists of two Alyseum AL-88C MIDI>Ethernet interfaces. These MIDI Interfaces connect to a high-speed switch which is part of my larger home network. This means that any computer on my network can acc...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List The Monolith The Moog Sub37, Moog Minitaur and Minimoog VoyagerXL all sync to the midi clock generated by Ableton Live. The two customized Arturia Beatstep Pro sequencers also sync to the clock, while sending their sequences back to Ableton, which distributes the midi to the synths as well as the Roland TR-8 Drum Machine. ...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List ​ Dave Smith P6 and Pro2, Elektron Rytm and Analog 4, Kurzweil PC3x, Maschine, Push, Logic, Live... The MIDI Association Artist Interview ​ •Tell us about yourself briefly. My name is Hugo and I run Goldbaby, a studio in Auckland, New Zealand that focuses mainly on sound design. I sell my sample packs from my website:...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List  This is my "Battery powered studio" currently unplugged since I'm missing the multi channel audio interface that could handle most of my synths at once for live play. I'm also hoping to record the new CD with all of them and make some live gigs in local clubs. I'm trying to limit my self only to battery powered hardw...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List From left table around to right; Roland VT3, Scarlet 2i4 (1), Macbook Pro (1), Novation Launchkey 25, Akai MPK49, Ableton Push 2, Macbook Pro (2), Scarlet 2i4 (2), KRK Rokit 5 (x2), Pioneer receiver w/ 12" sub, Native Instruments Maschine, Pioneer CDJ800 (x2), Technics 1200 (x2), Behringer 12" PA monitor (x2). ​ The MIDI A...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List Moonwerk Labs Space Station was created 5 years ago by two aspiring musicians with a passion for Electronic music. We implement the use of MIDI with the help of MOTU's MIDI Express 8x8 units. Dane Blaesing (the other 1/2 of moonwerk) is the mastermind behind the visual design of the studio, using LEDs to showcase EVERYTHIN...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List The goal of my rig has always been - it must be compact and convenient for electronic music live playing supporting flexible multichannel midi routing and multitimbrality. My first MIDIsystem was centered around my own DIY MidiBox hardware sequencer project kindly shared by developer Thorsten Klose. An 8 mid...
#DigMyRig Photos Gear List I Started recording with midi back in 1985. Over the years I have amassed a great selection of gear. I have owned most samplers and synths and still have a huge EMU collection including Emulator 2,3,4,emax plus others mostly korg stuff and roland synths also a Chroma polaris (my 3rd) around about 100 midi synths,samplers ...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List ​ ** Computers & Recording **  Mac Pro 2014 6-core w/64Gb RAM, 1Tb Flash[Main DAW]  iMac 27" 3.4Ghz quad-core i7 w/32Mb RAM [Office Mac]  Philips 40" 4k Display x2  32" LED TV 2 x  3Tb Drives in thunderbolt chasis RAID 0  Focal cms65 Monitors  KRK Rokit 8 Monitors w/sub...
Here is a summary of news we sent out via our social media channels in June 2016. midi (@midiassociation) | Twitter The latest Tweets from midi (@midiassociation). The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who create music and art with MIDI.  https://twitter.com/midiassociation https://t.co/QIcQ2...
TMA: When were you first introduced to MIDI? Richard Devine: It was during high school when I was about 16 years old so maybe 1991. I had started buying a bunch of analog and digital keyboards at second hand shops. I had Jupiter 6 (one of the two first instruments to have MIDI), a Roland TR909, and I noticed that it had these jacks on the back...
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 de...
Here's a collection of articles about some of the more entertaining MIDI projects we have covered on the site. MIDI and Robots - ​We have a soft spot for robots.......People who tinker with robots, art installations and circuit bending are right in our wheelhouse They seem to share a passion for pushing the limits of what MIDI can do.&nbs...
In a few weeks the #DigMyRig contest submissions end (on June 30, 2016) and then there will be a 30 day period for peer voting.  We thought  you'd like to get a preview of some of the entries we have received so far.   There are some really sweet MIDI setups out there.  Don't worry if you don't see your entry...
There has always been a connection between astronomy and music. In fact, if you go all the way back to the ancient Greeks, Pythagoras first identified the relationship between musical pitch and numerical ratios. He discovered the ratio, 2:1, of the octave. That means a string and a string with exactly half the length will sound in perfect consonanc...
Thousands in Prizes Open to All TMA Members The MIDI Association (TMA), a global community of people who use MIDI to create music and art, has announced the first #DigMyRig contest. Sponsored in cooperation with media partner Broadjam, the contest is a celebration of more than 30 years of MIDI, and its impact on modern music. The contest brings tog...
The MIDI Association, the global community of people who work, play and create with MIDI, is offering the MIDI 1.0 specifications for download at no charge to their members at www.midi.org . Until now, 300+ page document has only been available at a charge of $60 to cover the cost of printing and shipping. The MIDI 1.0 Detailed Specification is an ...
​ The MIDI Association (TMA), a global community of people who use MIDI to create music and art, has been founded with the goals of providing education for existing users, as well as creating new music makers by promoting the creative possibilities of connecting digital musical instruments, MIDI controllers, smartphones, tablets and computers. ...
The loudest MIDI instrument ever ?   Dana Dolfi has created what is probably the loudest MIDI controlled instrument ever made out of recycled ship, truck and train air horns and steam whistles.  Dolfi, a pipe-fitter and project manager for Chapman Corp. in Washington, Pennsylvania sets his 3-ton, red, white and blue atop a ...
Not to be outdone by McDonald's or Bud Light, Pizza Hut in the UK has worked with TMA member Novalia and released a  limited edition DJ Pizza box. DJ Vectra  Novalia creates paper thin self adhesive touch sensors from printed conductive ink and attached silicon micro controller modules. Their control modules use blueto...
We thought it might be a good idea to put up a summary of news we sent out via our social media channels.  https://www.facebook.com/TheMIDIAssociation/ https://twitter.com/midiassociation?lang=en https://t.co/Bz6qv8nz2e The Mune is a new BTLE wireless MIDI controller from Canada designed for live performance. — midi (@midiassociation) May...