NI has released their smallest, most portable controller ever!  Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 Features: ​ Micro-size keyboard controller with 32 keys for all your virtual instruments and effectsAffordable entry point into the NI worldSynth-action, custom NI micro-keybedInformative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation8 touch-s...
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 of...
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/M...
I created the Plastic Pitch Plus (PPP) to experiment with microtonality.  My primary design goal was to create a physical interface that gives immediate and independent control of pitches in a scale.  One way of doing microtonality involves generating lists of frequencies or ratios. In contrast, I wanted something that would naturally eng...
TouchKeys is a new musical instrument transforming the piano-style keyboard into an expressive multi-touch control surface.  The TouchKeys are touch sensors that can be added to the surface of any keyboard, measuring the location of the fingers while retaining the familiar keyboard action.  TouchKeys lets you add vibrato, pitch bends, tim...
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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 Linnstrum...
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 MembersThe 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 toge...
PiSoundPisound is an ultra-low latency high-quality sound card and MIDI interface specially designed for Raspberry Pi pocket computers. It is equipped with 192kHz 24-bit Stereo Input and Output driven by the legendary Burr-Brown chips, DIN-5 MIDI Input and Output ports, user-customizable button and bundled software tools. Using Pisound you can...
Main FeaturesVST 32/64BIT & STANDALONE WINDOWS ONLY CONTROLLER  Officially supports Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Aimpad controllersStandalone and VSTi in 32 and 64 bitsRun it Standalone or in your DAW or choice.Control any MIDI-capable Hardware or SoftwareControl your favourite hardware and software, simply and easily! Control Music softwar...
The Jamstik 7 is a guitar, lessons, and MIDI controller all-in-one Zivix, the makers of the Jamstik smart guitars, is now shipping the Jamstik 7, a portable MIDI guitar bundled with interactive software for budding guitarists and music makers.At an MSRP of $249.99, the newest 7-fret Jamstik boasts brand new patented technology, including Zivix...
We have actively participated in creating the MIDI 2.0 specifications in the MIDI Manufacturers Association for many years. This year, some specifications will be finalized, and the Bome products will learn new MIDI 2.0 features along that path. The main focus will be on bridging MIDI 1.0 gear with the MIDI 2.0 world: proxying and translation....
 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...
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. 
#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: www....
#DigMyRig Photos Gear ListMy 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 acce...
Here are three new videos about how to use MIDI in FL Studio 20% Off Online Video Courses​This month get 20% off any TMA curriculum. Choose a monthly or an annual subscription and save even more! Supercharge your music production skills today. Massive Online Courseware Library : MIDI Association : NonLinear Educating Nonlinear Educating is an adapt...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear ListHi, 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 respectiv...
Do you want to develop MIDI hardware products?The SHARC® Audio Module is an expandable hardware/software platform enabling project prototyping, development and deployment of audio applications including effects processors; multi-channel audio systems; MIDI synthesizers/controllers, and many other DSP/MIDI-based audio projects.The centerpiece of the...
In the summer of 2018, the MIDI Manufacturers Association invited me to join a group of developers that would be tasked with creating prototype implementations of the protocol that is now being adopted as MIDI 2.0. Most of the other developers taking part in this effort were from companies that make existing MIDI hardware or software, and set ...
​This custom-built instrument is called Curve, and is named after the shape and contour of the interface itself. I wanted to create something that had a myriad of different sensors and ways of controlling different musical parameters, while also maintaining the functionality and traditional idioms of other controllers, interfaces, and instruments t...
"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 devi...
#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 Ap...