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6 Tips for Programming More Realistic Sounding Drums
Mitch Gallagher
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​We're in a golden age of sampled instruments; these days, you can find realistic-sounding samples of everything, including drums. Back in the day, programmed drums sounded artificial and mechanical. Today, drums only have to sound that way if you want them to — and that sound is perfect for certain tracks! But assuming you want realistic-sounding ...
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ROLI-May is MIDI Month Platinum Sponsor
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May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
​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 to...
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May 01 Hum a Few Bars, and I'll Fake It
Craig Anderton
Byte Sized Tips and Tricks
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...
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FL Studio- MIDI Recording and Editing
The MIDI Association
MIDI Software
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...
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Cubase 10 MIDI Recording and Editing
The MIDI Association
MIDI Software
Here are three new videos about how to use MIDI in Cubase 10  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...
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Moritz Simon Geist aka "Sonic Robots" creates Techno Music Robots!
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
 At SXSW 2019, Moritz Simon Geist performed and presented several workshops on using robots and MIDI.  His new EP is created completely with MIDI controllers controlling robots he created himself.  A latency control concept for midi driven mechanic robotic instruments Geist is deeply into MIDI. His blog details a proposal for ho...
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DUBLER STUDIO KIT: Your voice, the ultimate MIDI controller.
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Dubler Studio Kit is a real-time vocal recognition MIDI controller.  Vochlea Music recently launched a Kickstarter for Dubler Studio Kit and have raised over double their goal of $53,000 and still have 29 days left in their campaign.  The Kit consists of both hardware and software.  The Dubler software — a virtual MIDI...
DrumSpider - MIDI -> Light Interface for beginner drummers
Dario
MIDI News
DrumSpider Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drumspider-play-the-drums-in-5-minutes/x/19050349?fbclid=IwAR2aP4hc6K_kHtt-R9dYbChTI0SKM3YoBFBtJFFZyoxi2yRE8L09XPktSow#/           Group of passion electronics and musicians created DrumSpider - the device to learn how to play the drums in 5 minutes. The...
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MIDIWrist turns your Apple Watch (and soon Siri) into a MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Geert Bevins' watch app lets you wear your MIDI controller on your wrist Geert Bevin (who was one of the main people who developed MIDI Polyphonic Expression)  recently released MIDIWrist.  MIDIWrist truns your Apple Watch intoa MIDI controller.  Here is a pre-release demo using the Moog Model D iPhone app (Geert does a lot of w...
2019 Winter NAMM Show MIDI Highlights!
John Kuzmich, Jr., Ph.D.
MIDI News
The NAMM Show is the pulse of the music industry. The 2019 Winter NAMM Show lived up to expectations with 115,000+ attendees and 2,000 exhibiting member companies. Most notable, there was a 14% increase in international participants, boosting the global importance of The NAMM Show. It's always a pure delight to attend the Winter NAMM Show. This yea...
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Ploytec joins the MMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Ploytec (Ploytec.com) develops chipsets for USB MIDI and audio as well as the PL2, analog synthesizer module and the ONE.2 MIDI CLOCK TAP TEMPO PEDAL.  PL2  The PL2 is an analog synthesizer module with a digital (125kHz, state variable) multimode filter, offering unique saturation. That filter's followed by a second analog lowpass filter....
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Spectrasonics Joins MMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Founded in 1994 by Los Angeles composer Eric Persing and his wife Lorey, Spectrasonics quickly became a leading developer of world-class sampled sound libraries. As Chief Sound Designer for Roland Corporation since 1984, Eric was already well-known in the music industry for creating many of the most popular sounds in their classic synthesizers, inc...
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Second Sound, Makers of Audio to CV/MIDI chips Joins MMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Second Sound showcases new ACO160 chip at NAMM 2019 Second Sound is the owner of the technology behind Sonicsmith's famous audio-controlled synthesizers, the ConVertor+ and Squaver P1+.  Now Second Sound is developing a new improved audio-controlled oscillator chip, the ACO160, which will bring frequency-tracking synthesizers to a new level of...
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Gewa Joins MMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Gewa was founded in 1925 by Georg Walther in a region in Saxony famous for its musicians and manufacturers of musical instruments),  Today, the GEWA company not only has subsidiaries in all important export markets but also holds substantial shares in Asian factories of musical instruments that enable a world-wide marketing of lots of GEWA pro...
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East West, Producer of virtual software instruments joins MMA and wins Tec Award
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MIDI News
EASTWEST (soundsonline.com) is one of the largest virtual (software) instrument companies in the world. With clientele that spans the who's who of the music, film, television, games, multimedia and performing arts, EASTWEST has led the industry for 30 years and provides professionals with the very best music creation tools available. They...
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Blokas, EastWest, Gewa, Ploytec, Second Sound and Spectrasonics Join MMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Six New Companies Join the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) at Winter NAMM 2019    With the MIDI 2.0 specification moving forward, more and more new companies are joining the MMA.  Blokas (https://blokas.io/)  is the team behind PiSound, an ultra-low latency high-quality sound card and MIDI interface specially...
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Blokas.io, Makers of PiSound and Midihub join the MMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
PiSound Pisound 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 ca...
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The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) announce MIDI 2.0™ Prototyping
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
For more details on MIDI 2.0, see this article on the site.  Details about MIDI 2.0™, MIDI-CI, Profiles and Property Exchange -   Core MIDI 2.0 specifications now available. Click here to download You must be logged in as a TMA member to download the spec. Clicking on the link will take you to the signup page to either create an acco...
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Roland GO:PIANO with Alexa Voice Controlled MIDI
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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 ...
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Audiobus 3 adds MIDI Learn feature
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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-...
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Google's Music Transformer- State of the Art in Music AI?
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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 tw...
The Top 5 MIDI to CV Converters in 2018
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
If you want to use MIDI with either pre-MIDI analog synths or with modular Eurorack analog synth systems, you need to convert digital MIDI signals into analog voltages.  Fortunately, there are lots of options.  We've selected the top 5 MIDI to CV convertors, but there are tons of choices.  The first three are Euro...
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OceanSwift Xbox Midi Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Main Features VST 32/64BIT & STANDALONE WINDOWS ONLY CONTROLLER    Officially supports Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Aimpad controllers Standalone and VSTi in 32 and 64 bitsRun it Standalone or in your DAW or choice. Control any MIDI-capable Hardware or Software Control your favourite hardware and software, simply and easily! Control Music s...
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midiBeam v2 ADVANCED WIRELESS MIDI TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
pandaMidi Solutions announces midiBeam v2   This two-box system connects any controller having a standard 5-pin MIDI Out socket to any of the following devices: any synthesizer, sound generator, effect device, computer having a standard MIDI In socket,any laptop or desktop computer having a USB connector,any iOS 7+ device (iPhone, iPad) with a...