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...
World's First Alexa Controlled Digital Piano Translates Alexa Skills to MIDI Commands At CES 2019, Roland announced the first MIDI digital musical instrument able to be controlled by the Amazon Alexa.  Like all Roland GO products, the Roland GO:PIANO features both audio and MIDI Bluetooth connectivity.  With ...
2nd Prize Package worth over $2000
LET'S is a team of Seattle multi media artists (Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch) who create interactive sculptures that combine art and sound using MIDI.  In their latest installation , We , now on at MadArt gallery in Seattle, the LET's team uses DIY controllers and an in-depth knowledge of MIDI to allow&nbs...
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...
#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:...
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...
Computers and music, MIDI machines and interfaces, and music composition software. This 30 minute TV show from 1986 describes what was possible with MIDI back then. It's a window into the state of the art in music technology thirty years ago.  Guests: Chris French, Music Software; Bob Moore, Hybrid Arts; David Schwartz, Compusonics; Chris...
Beyond the MIDI Mockup: Achieving maximum depth, subtlety, nuance and expression using MIDI hardware and software. This two-hour HOT Zone workshop session by composer Jerry Gerber provided tips and techniques for musicians, composers and sound designers to make realistic MIDI recordings using popular DAW software such as Sonar by Cakewalk...
Audiobus 3 update adds MIDI learn functionality Last year Audiobus added MIDI pipelines to Audiobus 3 to allow MIDI data to be routed between apps in three different ways as inputs, effects or outputs.  The new MIDI learn function will make it easier to create really complex routings to external MIDI controllers.  Audiobus-...
​We were really surprised to see so much MIDI activity at the Intel booth at CES 2016. There were two presenters on their main demo stage that have direct connections to The MIDI Association.  DJ RaviDrums was there showing off the combination of a DJ MIDI controller and electronic drums with sophisticated video processing Ravi is always at th...
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...
Air DJ displays new MIDI Controller at SXSW There were some interesting new MIDI products introduced at SXSW.  One of them was the wireless BTLE MIDI controller for DMET Product Corporation.  It can control sound, DJ Video software, and lights. Of course, it is all done by mapping MIDI signals and in some cases translating them ...
MIDI Innovations Exhibit Hall E #1086 Exhibitors were: Sensorpoint : "Jambe" iOS Percussion Instrument Bome : MIDI/USB/Ethernet/WiFi Translator Box Ubisoft : "Rocksmith" guitar training & game software Quicco : Wireless (BLE) MIDI Adapter "MI.1" Psicraft : Synth Editing Software and Juno-106 MIDI Kit There was also a MIDI JAM Area where attende...
​ 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 ...
  Game design is an incredibly exciting creative industry that ties together many different disciplines, including graphical design, audio engineering and coding. Audio specialists in particular have one of the more lucrative positions in the industry, with sound designers earning $51k on average for using systems like MIDI to create epic soun...
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 Zi...
Music is a visual language, too. Composer Andrew Huang used the piano roll editor in his MIDI sequencer to create sound from a picture of a unicorn. Each dot and line outlining the mythical creature triggers a MIDi note. To make the notes harmonize, Huang had to think both visually and musically. Se...
MIDI Creators and Innovators Panel Featuring: Dave Smith, George Duke, Tom Oberheim, Alan Parsons, Jordan Rudess, Craig Anderton. For 30 years, MIDI has been at the forefront of music technology even as musical trends change. Watch a star-studded panel of MIDI instrument designers and musicians talk about the past, present, and future of MIDI with ...
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Tech company OWOW just launched a new wireless motion controlled instrument for singers. Named the Wiggle Kit, it consists of a mobile App and a small white  remote controller  which turns gestures into vocal effects.  By twisting and moving the Wiggle in different directions, singers can add digital eff...
Here is a summary of our social media activities for the past  month.  RT @midiassociation : https://t.co/ueZlqf2w10 Great article by @Synthtopia on Geert Bevin and his work on MPE. We're almost there! pic.twitter.com/nwztQfK8Kx — midi (@midiassociation) December 5, 2016 RT @midiassociation : https://t.co/FunmNnkXX3 Gig Performer looks pr...
​Established in 2009, ROLI is creating the future of musical instruments. From next-generation keyboards like the Seaboard to the modular music-making devices of BLOCKS , ROLI instruments are deeply expressive and intuitive to play. They are so versatile that they can sound like anything and be played anywhere.  Technologically advanced t...
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...