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...
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...
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...
The Live Performance Challenge ​The challenge for me as a performing musician has always been not being able to readily access desired sounds and sound layers during a live performance in an effective way. The tools given to us on modern stage keyboards are difficult to manage on the live stage, and even if you take the time and make the effort to ...
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...
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 alk...
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 ...
Calendar of MIDI Events at NAMM 2020 Thursday January 16  ​Who: MMA and CMIA Members plus invited guests What: Meeting with the Chinese Musical Instrument Association (CMIA) to discuss promotion of MIDI at Music China 2020When: Thursday, January 16 • 9 AM- 10 AMWhere: Contact the MMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  ​Wh...
#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 &...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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'...
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...
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 ...
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...
 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...
Nick Demopoulos started out as a jazz musician and played with legends like Chico Hamilton.  But then he began exploring the possibilities of using MIDI and that led him to a new path as a DIY maker and creator of some fascinating and unique MIDI devices. HIs website (Smomid.com)  is named after the first instrument he ever built.&nb...
Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Tony Williams, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson, Bryan Bell, Laurie Anderson, David Mash, David Rosenthal, Tom coster and more  talk about Macintosh, MIDI and music  in 1988. 
AudioPedia 109: MIDIAsk Audio's AudioPedia series is a comprehensive video dictionary of audio terminology. Created by audio expert Joe Albano, this encyclopedia of technical terms is the ultimate audio reference tool. Here are the topics covered and defined in the ninth installment of this authoritative series:MIDI:MIDI | Musical Instrument Digita...
Ikutaro Kakehashi and Dave Smith receive Technical GRAMMY Award from the Recording Academy® In 1983, Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland Corporation, and Dave Smith, president of Sequential Circuits, unveiled MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). The launch of MIDI motivated the cooperation of an entire industry and helped move music t...