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#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...
5 Tricks to getting a great MIDI bass track  1. How to get rid of a hangover  Most bass lines are single notes, and because bassists lift fingers, mute strings, and pick, there's going to be a space between notes. Go through your MIDI sequence note by note and make sure that no note extends over another note's attack (Fig. 1). If two note...
LIVE PERFORMING IS NOW MORE FUN AND EASY CROSS PLATFORM LIVE PERFORMANCE APPLICATION Wondering how to connect and control your hardware and software instruments in one place? Want to remotely control your Yamaha synthesizers and quickly recall presets on stage? How about attaching a lead sheet or music score with your own notes to a set of sounds? ...
As computers have become central components in many MIDI systems, USB has become the most widely used protocol for transporting MIDI data. With the introduction of MIDI 2.0, the USB Implementers Forum's USB MIDI 2.0 working group, headed by members of the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Musical Electronics Industry (AMEI...
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 ...
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...
#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...
What does the weather sound like?   David Bowen is an artist who uses data.  He has used data to point an installation of 50 twigs in unison towards the largest piece of space junk currently overhead. He used data to allow the flight of flies to control, aim and shot a revolver. He is not a musician, yet he used M...
Recently Ableton announced a free update to Live - Version 10.1  There were a number of workflow improvements , but one of the major new features is the Wavetable synthesizer now supports user wavetables. This allows you to import any wavetable or sample  and use it as an oscillator. Check out this Youtu...
​August 2015 -- This contest is a joint partnership between CMIA, MMA, Google, and AMEI, to sponsor the promotion of web based music and audio application development and innovations, by leveraging the latest development in web audio APIs and web MIDI APIs, to develop new products and services, and creating more business opportunities for the music...
#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 has lasted over 30 years, so the MIDI data you entered in a sequencer back in the 80s can still drive today's virtual instruments (which is pretty amazing, come to think about it). However virtual instruments, computers, and operating systems don't have, shall we say, quite the same kind of longevity. You'll be reminded of this when Steven Spi...
Earlier this month, Roland unveiled the biggest enhancements yet to the Roland Cloud platform. These include the introduction of the ZENOLOGY software synthesizer, new membership options, and the ability to buy Lifetime Keys to individual instruments. Since its inception, Roland Cloud has grown into a collection of more than 50 instruments—includin...
Data Garden, the people behind MIDISprout release new kickstarter campaign Data Garden was started by Joe Patitucci and Alex Tyson in 2011 to explore the connection between plants, music and technology. In 2012, Data Garden was invited to produce a piece at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. They launched a Kickstarter in...
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 ...
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 ...
 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 sound...
Planned Major Update to MIDI Technology Attracts New Members to the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Los Angeles, CA, November 6, 2018 – The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced that Ableton, Aodyo, Audio Modeling, Art+Logic, Jammy Guitar, Melodics, MIND Music Labs, Native Instruments, OnSong, and TouchKeys have joined the MMA to coll...
Respiro is a new generation software synthesizer using physical modelling that contains a "state of the art" sound engine able to reproduce the sound and behaviour similar to wind-instruments. It has sonic capabilities of woodwinds and can also create 'never heard before' sounds. It turns your breath and/or touch into a unique experience, providing...
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 effect...
Yamaha has been intimately involved with the development of MIDI since the very beginning. We pioneered groundbreaking technology by making the first all digital FM synthesizer, the epoch making DX7. Yamaha synths like the Motif and the Montage have been the standard for touring and studio professionals for the past 2 decades.  ...
BLOCKS is a modular music making system made up of 5 components Seaboard Block Super Powered Keyboard Multi-award-winning Seaboard interface5D Touch technology24 keywave, two-octave playing surfaceHundreds of free soundsSuite of music making software for desktop and mobileWireless and portable for making music on the goConnects to other B...
Don't Let Notes Overlap. Most bass lines are single notes, and because bassists lift fingers, mute strings, and pick, there's going to be a space between notes. Go through your MIDI sequence note by note, and make sure that no note extends over another note's attack. The orange notes have overhanging decays and attacks. The gray notes to the left a...
As kids, we grew up knowing that our father had done something remarkable, but it was rarely talked about in the house. Dad didn't talk about work much… at home he just wanted to be Dad. So, it was through thousands of testimonials that were sent to my family during his illness and passing that I came to learn for the first time, at 37 years old, t...