When it comes to mixing, a lot of engineers will tell you there's nothing quite like a good piece of hardware with real faders. Some synthesizers nclude faders for real-time control over the sound you're playing, however you may be able to program these to control the faders in a recording program's mixer. Several keyboards, such as Nektar's Panora...
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=enhttps://t.co/Bz6qv8nz2eThe Mune is a new BTLE wireless MIDI controller from Canada designed for live performance.— midi (@midiassociation) May 27, ...
​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. ...
Industry Players Agree on Common Format for Wavetable Synthesis (10/98)​At the 45th meeting of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), audio experts reached agreement on a common format for creating sounds with the popular "wavetable synthesis" technique. The agreement merges the best features of different specifications promoted by the MIDI Manuf...
ADC- the largest audio developers conference in the world  The Audio Developer Conference (ADC) started 5 years ago and has quickly become the leading conference for audio and MIDI programming professionals to gather and discover the latest trends ​in music production software development. This year...
MIND Music Labs announced the continuation of the official partnership with music and media production products provider Steinberg — by bringing a brand-new, co-developed desktop synth prototype with full MIDI support to SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11. "We immediately saw the potential of ELK MusicOS, and that's why we added it to the official VS...
MMA Member Blokas releases a USB to MIDI router with built-in MIDI processing Midihub has 4 MIDI DIN inputs, 4 MIDI DIN output ports and a USB port for power supply and/or communicating with the PC and its software. Using the dedicated Midihub Editor lets you customize Midihub's processing as well as set...
​MIDI is at the center of the NAMM Synth ShowcaseFor the past few years, the MIDI Manufacturers Association's booth has been located right by the main entrance to Hall A in the Anaheim Convention center in an area called the Synth Showcase. We actually host two booths.  Booth 9700 is the MIDI Manufacturers Booth where MMA board members ar...
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 ...
We make Live, Push and Link — unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the ...
Since Nektar Technology, Inc was founded in 2009, we have been passionate about our mission to bridge the gap between powerful music software and controller hardware. With software continuously evolving, a plethora of instruments and effects have become available. Able to run even on modest computers, music creation has become more accessible to th...
Elk releases open source version of award winning Audio Operating System and Development Kit for Raspberry Pi.  We've covered ELK innovations on the site before. Check out these articles on Steinberg and the  Elk Powered Retrologue desktop synth and the collaboration between Fishman, Arturia and MIND Music Labs and the...
Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7PM Pacific TimeAll three winners of the 2019 Guthman Musiclal Design Competition were MIDI Controllers. Check out Geoshred,AirSticks and The Glide as well as other unique MIDI instruments. This panel discussion will also include live and video performances from the participants...
After many years, Moog releases a polyphonic analog synth The Moog One is a programmable, tri-timbral analog synth featuring an intuitive tactile interface that allows you to explore a vast sonic universe of classic Moog analog circuits that have been know for many years for their unrivaled punch and rich harmonics,  An advanced...
MIDI 30th Anniversary Exhibit Display highlights historical significance of the communication interface in music makingCarlsbad, CA (December 3, 2013) -- Commemorating 30 years of facilitating the creation of music, MIDI technology debuts a display at the Museum of Making Music that will be on exhibit now through 2014 at NAMM headquarters in Carlsb...
Melodics™ is a desktop app that teaches you to play MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums.Melodics works with any MIDI capable keyboard, pad controller, or drum kit. It has plug & play support for the most popular devices on the planet and custom remapping for everything else. It's free to download, and comes with 60 free lessons...
Celemony Melodyne has one foot in audio, but the other in MIDI because the analysis that it runs on audio ends up being easily converted to MIDI data. If you can sing with consistent tone and level, Melodyne can convert your singing into MIDI. The same functionality for monophonic tracks exists in many DAWs. MIDI data has been extracted from the gu...
What is Social Sound Sharing?Yamaha originally launched the Soundmondo website and mobile app in 2015 for the reface line of keyboards.  It was one of the first major website to utilize Web MIDI. Connect your reface keyboard to your computer, iPAD or phone, launch Chrome as your browser and you can browse sounds shared by o...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear ListThe 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. T...
Although arguably the smaller NAMM event of the two for MIDI related products, there's certainly no shortage of things to discover at Summer NAMM and this year was no exception.With stimulating keynotes on the future of music technology, courtesy of the MIDI Association Advisory Board's very own Craig Anderton, the latest in next year's product lin...
NKS is an integration technology developed by Native Instruments NKS brings all your software instruments, effects, loops and samples, into one intuitive workflow – creating seamless integration between NI and other leading developers. It gives you streamlined browsing, consistent tagging, instant sound previews, pre-mapped parameters, Smart Play f...
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, smart phones, tablets and computers. To fu...
Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspirati...
​This year at CES we previewed our MIDI Makes Music promotional campaign, sponsored by a coalition of leading industry companies and organizations including, Roland, Yamaha, Gibson, Fishman, Dave Smith Instruments, Korg, Dream, Mediamation, NAMM, AES, Keyboard Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine and Robertson Communications. Our booth featured g...