The Glitch Mob has started touring with what may be one of the most complicated MIDI controllers every built.  The Blade 2 .0 was designed by Martin Phillips also who has done work for Deadmau5, Kanye and Daft Punk. Dell partnered with the Glitch Mob to provide Dell Alienware 15s computers that run Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processors. Th...
MIDI Bling with wireless ringsThere are a number of MIDI rings on the market. IK Multimedia makes one and so does Enhancia. Here are links to articles on those.  The Enhancia Ring MIDI Controller at CES 2018 -   For the past several years a MIDI product has always been in the Best of CES product list including the Roli Seaboard and the Zi...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear ListThe goal of my rig has always been - it must be compact and convenient for electronic music live playing supporting flexible multichannel midi routing and multitimbrality. My first MIDIsystem was centered around my own DIY MidiBox hardware sequencer project kindly shared by developer Thorsten Klose. An 8 midi...
Tell us about yourself briefly-I write, sing, play various instruments, program drums etc, edit, mix and produce my own work in my home studio or wherever a project takes me.I'm now fully independent, with no management, publishing or label! It feels amazing to be completely untethered. Over the last 5 years I've been developing with a team of now ...
Okay, I admit it.  I'm a sucker for this sort of thing.  First, I have been into MIDI my whole life. Second, I lived in Japan for 7 years and have climbed Mt Fuji (twice).  Third, I love the combination of MIDI and art especially visual art.   So when I saw this I was hooked even before I watched it.  The Bea...
If you have never run across Claude Woodward, The Sonic Manipulator while searching the web then you really have to start with his own description of his origins.  Greetings Earthlings,I have had many interesting adventures on my way to becoming a spaceman, such is the nature of the convolutions of life.After taking a spin out from M...
NI Maschine-Production and Performance System ​Native Instruments' Maschine MK3 is a comkplet music production system that includes  a built-in 24-bit/96kHz audio interface, high-resolution full-color displays, large pads, touch-sensitive knobs, and more. It comes with over 8GB of sample content, along with the full Komplet...
Not to be outdone by McDonald's or Bud Light, Pizza Hut in the UK has worked with TMA member Novalia and released a limited edition DJ Pizza box. DJ Vectra Novalia creates paper thin self adhesive touch sensors from printed conductive ink and attached silicon micro controller modules. Their control modules use bluetoot...
Here's a collection of articles about some of the more entertaining MIDI projects we have covered on the site. MIDI and Robots - ​We have a soft spot for robots.......People who tinker with robots, art installations and circuit bending are right in our wheelhouse They seem to share a passion for pushing the limits of what MIDI can do.&nbs...
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...
Attend the NAMM Show at a special discounted price for MIDI Association Members!​The NAMM Show is open to professionals that manufacture, distribute, or utilize music, sound and event technology products and services.  Normally you have to be a NAMM Member (or a guest of one) to attend the NAMM Show, but we've made arrangements for up to ...
#DigMyRig Photos Gear ListI Started recording with midi back in 1985. Over the years I have amassed a great selection of gear. I have owned most samplers and synths and still have a huge EMU collection including Emulator 2,3,4,emax plus others mostly korg stuff and roland synths also a Chroma polaris (my 3rd) around about 100 midi synths,samplers &...
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&nb...
HERE ARE LINKS TO SONGWRITING RESOURCES ON THE WEB.  We collected up links to the top songwriting resources from around the web. Links are embedded in the logos, the pictures and the text in blue. Free Book on Songwriting from Berklee OnlineDownload the free Songwriting Handbook from Berklee Online featuring lesson content from Berklee Online'...
Cubasis 2.6 OverviewSynonymous 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 rig...
Fix those little "gotchas" before they make it into the final mixby Craig AndertonMIDI sequencing is wonderful, but it's not perfect—and sometimes, you'll be sandbagged by problems like false triggers (e.g., what happens when you brush against a key accidentally), having two different notes land on the same beat when quantized, voice-stealing that ...
For the past few days we have been at the SXSW Music Expo.  It turns out that Austin now only has a vibrant synth scene, but there are a lot of Austin based startups doing some pretty cool things with MIDI. Also at the show we got to meet with some companies from around the globe and from all over the US doing cool things with Bluetooth M...
Sensel was at CES 2018 and we were excited to get a chance to play with the Sensel Morph and check out its capabilities. Here is a brief overview of what the Sensel Morph does.  Digital artists rely on more than just one tool to tell their story. Until now, almost all those tools are bulky, take a lot of power, and don't capture the full ...
The newest Jamstik, the Studio, is a full-size, MIDI-capable electric guitar allowing producer-guitarists to create seamlessly in DAWs and music apps.Guitarists and piano players have an equal appetite for music production, but guitar players have been left wanting due to previous technological barriers in the digital guitar market. Jamstik, leader...
Ask.Audio and Non Linear EducatingAsk.Audio is one of our favorite technology websites and has been a great partner to The MIDI Association. We have worked with Ask.Audio's parent company, Non Linear Educating to provide extensive video training right here on the MIDI.org website in our courses section.  Here's a brief desc...
Tristan Shone A.K.A. Author and Punisher is a musician and mechanical engineer who makes heavy metal MIDI controllers, really heavy metal ! He has created a range of unique MIDI controllers he calls "dub machines" using his electronic and mechanical engineering expertise.  Tristan studied for a Master of Fine ...
 Want to make music with your friends on Internet. This tutorial  from Andrew Bales will show you how to build an app that allows you to collaborate with friends to make music in real-time!  Try out a live demo: https://midi-collaboration.herokuapp.com/Check out the code: https://github.com/agbales/web-midi-collab...
 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 a...
It's a pure delight to attend the Winter NAMM Show. You get to bask in the warm Southern California sun, in the middle of winter, next to Disneyland, while your family enjoys a mini-vacation. The annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim California puts you at the global crossroads of the music products industry. This year's event, which to...