A YouTube Channel for information specifically related to MIDI! Come and join two Australians, Ranz and Andrew, discuss all things MIDI. We welcome you to join the chat, ask question and discuss: MIDI news, especially around MIDI 2.0New MIDI productsDIY projects around the webInterviews with MIDI specialists and community m...
REX files chop digital audio into "slices," each of which is associated with a MIDI note. Playing a MIDI note triggers its associated slice, which is why REX files can follow tempo variations—slices can trigger at a faster or slower rate as you speed up or slow down a MIDI sequence. However, what really makes this fun is that you can also re-arrang...
Sometimes you don't need an external, dedicated MIDI controller—the one on your favorite synth may be all you need, and the synth even has built-in sounds. The keyboard usually feeds data to the synth's MIDI out, but also to its internal sounds (called "local control.") But if your sequencer echoes its interface's MIDI in to the interface's MIDI ou...
Some virtual instrument and effects parameters just cry out for footpedal control—too bad you don't have a pedal that outputs MIDI data…or do you? If you have a keyboard synthesizer or controller, it will probably have an expression pedal jack. The standard MIDI controller for expression is controller #11, and unless your keyboard or controller is ...
In the days before click tracks, tempos varied because musicians are humans, not crystal-controlled clocks. However, these changes were far from random. While researching an article for Sweetwater's inSync web publication, I analyzed the tempo changes for several hits from the past that didn't use a click track and noticed a common element of most ...
If you think of a keyboard as playing only notes, four or five octaves may be sufficient. However, many virtual instruments (e.g., FXpansion Geist, Native Instruments Kontakt, EastWest's Play engine, etc.) use MIDI keys not only to play specific notes but also to trigger articulations or variations on a basic sound. If your main USB MIDI controller...
You can make Johan Von Konow's new modular synth for about $6! "I have designed a keyboard, drum pad, chord keyboard, arpeggiator and a step sequencer. One special feature is that the units have RGB LEDs for each key, enabling playback visualization (so each device is both MIDI out and in). This is helpful for music training and editing, but i...
We love the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!  Last year the three winners of the Guthman were all MIDI controllers and we interviewed them in one of our our May Is MIDI 2019 webinars.  May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Guthman Musical Instrument Design -   Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7P...
Some MIDI instruments, particularly those from Arturia, include an external input for processing audio signals through the synthesizer's filter, VCA, and effects modules. That's cool enough, but of course, what's even cooler is that is that you can then use MIDI to trigger filter and VCA envelopes, turn filter resonance up high and use a keyboard t...
Entering a New Era for Music and Musical InstrumentsThe Future of MIDI 2.0 Technology  Joe Zhang from Medeli and the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board At Music China 2020's MIDI Technology Forum, Joe Zhang (pictured in the article cover photo) gave an in-depth presentation covering a variety of MIDI...
Most people of think of arpeggiation solely in melodic terms, but arpeggiation has additional uses. General MIDI instruments include drum kits where the top notes are percussion sounds, and many virtual instruments include percussion presets. Setting up an arpeggiator in a random mode to trigger various percussive sounds can create a really cool ef...
Check out the MIDI 2.0 webinar for developers from May Is MIDI Month 2020 00:00:00 Athan Billias, Welcome to the Webinar  00:01:43 Rick Cohen,How MIDI Standards are Developed  00:05:30 Mike Kent, MIDI 2.0 Overview  00:31:03 Pete Brown, MIDI 2.0 and Microsoft  00:37:35 Brett Porter, About MDI 2.0 Scope  00:44:03 Andrew Mee, ...
They thought it was abandoned long ago and never would return. They were wrong. The ancient knowledge of the MIDI elders silently faded away and left them clueless and unprepared. How on earth should they have known how to deal with MIDI SysEx programs? In a world where all SysEx apps fail, one app must resist, one app must prevail: F0F7 - Codename...
If you have Cubase/Nuendo, take advantage of the special 50% off promotion that Steinberg is running until June 30 on VST Connect Pro.  If you are a musician who works with producers who use Cubase/Nuendo, you can download VST Connect Performer for free and do studio sessions from the comfort of your home.  Music with no bo...
MIDI Association member Endless expands Endlesss ecosystem via a desktop app with DAW integration Endless was first launched in the spring of 2020 as a mobile iOS app that focused on easy music creation integrating sampling,  looping, built-in sounds and cloud collaboration with other Endless users. &nbs...
Audio Modeling has been coming out with more and more physical modeled instruments that add incredible realism and expressiveness. Recently they released the Solo Brass Bundle.  You can buy either individual instruments or save money by buying the entire bundle.  SWAM Solo Brass Bundle | Audio Modeling Enter some description here... ...
The MIDI Association, Music Hackspace, and NAMM held the first MIDI Innovation Awards online. The event showcased the Top 10 entries, as innovators from nine countries competed for a share of $20,000 worth of prizes in a fast-paced, livestreamed show, which also featured live and recorded performances. The show's climax was announcing the three Gra...
Safe Spacer™ is a new, lightweight wearable device that helps workers and visitors maintain safe social distancing, enabling MI and other industries to safely re-open and operate with peace of mind. Using Ultra-wideband technology, Safe Spacer runs wirelessly on a rechargeable battery and precisely senses when other devices come within 2m/6ft, aler...
Whether you are a beginner or advanced we invite you to explore our unique workshops, which range from live coding sound to creating dynamic drum patterns, plus much more…. All sessions will be led by women artists, creators, producers and educators, within a safe and inviting online space. Here, at Music Hackspace we champion and celebrate women w...
Francis Preve has created a companion guide for Synth One  Audiokitpro has is the source for a lot of very cool projects. In this article, we will highlight some of the those and then show you AudioPro's most recent offer - a free guide to synthesis from sound designer and author Francis Preve! AudioKit is a leading free &a...
MIDI Association Member Music Hackspace featured this very cool new product on their Youtube channel Discover the ProxiMIDI, the first MIDI controller made by Copper & Cedar. ProxiMIDI detects proximity motion and transforms it into MIDI data. It can be configured so that the hand gesture is interpreted as pitch controller, volume, or any other...
Playtronica makes playing with MIDI easy We have always been a big fan of Berlin-based Playtronica. They have done MIDI installations for Hermes and Issey Miyake.  Back on Labor Day 2020, we covered the Watermelon jam from MEZERG that used Playtronica to turn watermelons into MIDI controllers. Watermelons, Summer and MIDI from M...
Synth and Software's Nick Batzdorf interviews the MIDI Association about MIDI 2.0, Orchestral Articulations and more! Check out this interview with MIDI Association Exec Board member Athan BIllias as Nick Batzdorf from Synth and Software digs into details about MIDI 2.0.  
Date & Time: Tuesday 20th April 6pm UK Level: Beginner MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live 11 supports a range of MPE tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. In this workshop you will creatively explore and d...