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MMANAMM2019
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...
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New MMA Members and New MMA Specs
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
Zivix now shipping the Jamstik 7 Smart Guitar, a new guitar tool and MIDI controller built for learners and music creators
Meredith Cannon
MIDI News
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...
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MIND Music Labs and Steinberg have announced ELK integration in VST starting from version 3.6.11
Björn
MIDI News
With the release of version 3.6.11, Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology plug-in format will natively support the integration of MIND Music Lab's ELK operating system, allowing VST-based plug-ins to run seamlessly in ELK-powered musical instruments and audio processors (source). ELK, an Operating System designed specifically for use in e...
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MIDI Bag Pipes
The MIDI Association
MIDI Hardware
It always amazes us that you can find a MIDI version of almost any instrument. So we decided to look at what's available for MIDI bagpipes. There are actually a good number of choices.   The technochanter The Technochanter is portable and fits its in your pocket. It's also battery powered and runs on one standard AAA 1.5V a...
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Jammy-A MIDI controller with real steel strings and authentic tone.
The MIDI Association
MIDI Hardware
 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 ...
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TouchKeys: expressive multi-touch sensing on the piano keyboard
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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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Oddball- A bouncing ball MIDI controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI Hardware
Kickstarter has been a place where some of our favorite MIDI controllers started whether it's Mogees or the Artiphon (one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time).  Our friends at A3E, the  Advanced Audio + Application Exchange sent us a link to this new Kickstarter about Oddball,  a ball you cab bounce with a&n...
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Cubasis 2.6 adds new MIDI features/Roli Blocks integration
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Cubasis 2.6 Overview Synonymous with ease of use, Cubasis 2 is a powerful and fully featured iOS-based music production system that pushes the creative envelope. Whether you're capturing simple ideas or musical masterpieces, Cubasis comes with outstanding, touch-optimized tools for recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world ri...
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Audioswift-Your Trackpad As A MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Control · Improve · Create Slider Divide the trackpad in 1 to 4 virtual sliders and send CC or Pitch Bend MIDI messages. Add expressiveness to virtual instruments or automate plugins parameters easily with a trackpad. Edit photos faster in Lightroom. XY Use your trackpad as an XY pad to control several parameters at the same time, using one, two an...
Sonoclast: Plastic Pitch Plus - Using MIDI to Experiment with Microtonality
Kevin Chang
MIDI Hardware
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...
GRIDI is a large scale physical Midi sequencer
GRIDI is a large scale physical Midi sequencer
Yuval
MIDI Hardware
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. Itwas created by music producer Yuval Gerstein with the simple aim, to allow visitors to createa musical composition in an accessible and intuitive way. GRIDI translates the methodologyof composing...
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SoulPedal® Beta Testing Begins - A Wearable Expression Controller with MIDI in your Shoe?
John
MIDI Hardware
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...
Tirare - MIDI String Instrument
Steve Joslin
MIDI Hardware
The Tirare is a custom performance interface. In Italian, Tirare means: (to) throw, (to) to pull. The name refers to the primary performative action employed in order to generate sound. Initially, I was trying to create a form of MIDI concertina. I wanted to pull and push the interface to generate sound, similar to a concertina. I also ma...
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Specification for TRS Adapters Adopted and Released
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) has released a Specification for use of TRS Connectors with MIDI Devices. It is available for free download by MIDI Association members. The document defines how to wire "TRS" (tip-ring-sleeve) connectors for use with MIDI devices, and describes the necessary device circuitry and cable specifications to supp...
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Virtual organ console unit: how to let your MIDI devices play as an organ
Oleg Rudakov
MIDI Hardware
Introduction We have started our project to find a way how to build full-featured organ console out of available MIDI instruments. One of our project goals was to extend the coverage of the "virtual organ" from software also to the hardware. We have turned it into "virtual organ console". Virtual pipe organ technology (VPO) has been well estab...