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 ...
Google has been doing amazing work in music AI and recently they posted demos created by their Music Transformer. The goal was to generate longer pieces of music that had more coherence because the model was using relative attention.  We found that by using relative attention , which explicitly modulates attention based on how far apart t...
"I can consolidate my foot pedals down to just a few that let me move through my song and set list. Then OnSong acts as a controller using Bluetooth MIDI and reconfigures my pedal board and keyboards specifically for each song."   by Jason Kichline MIDI or "Musical Instrument Digital Interface" is a powerful digital communications protocol tha...
#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...
It always amazes us that you can find a MIDI version of almost any instrument. So we decided to look at what's available for MIDI bagpipes. There are actually a good number of choices.   The technochanter The Technochanter is portable and fits  its in your pocket. It's also battery powered and runs on one standard AAA 1.5V ...
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MMA Booth #1086 Hall E Winter NAMM 2016 is going to be a busy one for The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA), the non-profit trade organization that develops and protects the MIDI specification and the brand new MIDI Association, the global community of people who work, play and create with MIDI.  The&...
XT Synth-The expression of a violin, the playability of a guitar, with the power of a MIDI controller that shines.  "The XT Synth is a mix of guitar, violin and midi controller. My inspiration was to make an instrument that could be played like a guitar, with the expression of a violin, with the sounds of a synthesizer. The neck has 4 soft pot...
We recently sent out our first MIDI Message newsletter and our goal was to do a survey to find out more about who MIDI Association members are, what their level of MIDI experience is and what kind of content and service they want The MIDI Association to provide.   We sent the survey to over 8000 members. We wanted to share all o...
If you had a minute to tell us what MIDI means to you, what would you say? At the Winter NAMM show 2016, we wanted to capture what people felt about MIDI.  Thanks to Lawrence and Mick Levine we were able to capture people's instant reaction to the question- What does MIDI mean to you?  It is amazing how articulate and passionate...
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...
#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...
Dave Battino wrote an article which was a  roundup of ultra-compact keyboard and pad MIDI controllers in the December 2013 issue of keyboard.  He shared the video he created to show these itty bitty MIDI devices. 
We recently sent out a MIDI Message newsletter and asked people to describe their favorite MIDI project.  Harry Williamson from the Federation Bells in Melbourne, Australia sent us this message.  Favorite MIDI Project- The Federation Bells, Birrung Marr, Melbourne. 39 Bronze up-turned bells play compositions 3 times daily from a MAX/...
 Art+Logic Announces Launch of New Software Incubator Lab. Software innovation company will design and develop a working prototype of selected music technology or pro-audio app. Pasadena, CA: January 24, 2018, Art+Logic, a premier software innovation firm in the United States, announces the launch of a new software incubator called Art+Logic L...
#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...
On May 26, we held the very first  MIDI Live! chat with a panel of MPE specialists.  We recorded the session and it is presented here as a podcast.  Listeners were not only able to send in questions via text but were able to actually join the discussion and interact directly with the panelists. Roger Linn demoed his Linnstr...
#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...
MIDI 1.0 Specification From August, 1983 Uncovered at Yamaha US offices in April, 2018.    In November of 2018 we uncovered some unique historical MIDI documents.  These were discovered in a file cabinet at Yamaha Corporation of America's headquarters in Buena Park, California.  These documents pre-date ...
 New MIDI Manufacturer Association member RnD64  funded their development of the Jammy MIDI controller via Indiegogo and raised $218,872.  Jammy is a super portable steel string digital guitar that fits in your backpack. - 15-fret extensive sound range - Onboard guitar FX - ¼" and ⅛" direct audio outputs to your headphones or an...
#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...
"Manipulate the state of your mind" using Light Scape sequences. Enjoy the psychedelic color experience that the eLSD is inducing. It gently pulses light and color in front of your eyes, influencing your brain waves and the state of your mind. Create your own Light Scape sequences (The eLSD is a USB-MIDI device).  We have seen lots of MIDI dev...
GRIDI is a large scale physical midi sequencer    Gridi is a large scale physical midi sequencer (2.80 X 1.65 Meters) with embedded LEDs. It was created by music producer Yuval Gerstein with the simple aim, to allow visitors to create a musical composition in an accessible and intuitive way. GRIDI translates the methodology of compos...
SoulPedal® (SP) is a wearable controller that slips inside your shoe (as an insole) and wirelessly controls effects for musicians. In this YouTube demo, local Beta Tester and Musician, Kody Raine of Chandler Arizona, explains how he's using MIDI Change Control messages from SP's wireless controller to modulate his own gear. Not so obvious in the vi...