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The Sonogenic is not just a MIDI controller, it has built-in sounds, speakers and USB Audio/MIDI connectivity  ​The SHS-500 has everything you need to start playing right away all built-in to the compact "keytar" form factor.  The Sonogenic has both Audio (stereo 44.1kHz) and MIDI USB capabilities and lots of connectivity The SH...
What do you think of when you first hear the word MIDI? In a few weeks, MIDI will have been around for 34 years.  For the first 10 years after MIDI was developed it was on the cutting edge of technology. If you look at a Keyboard Magazine from 1989, you'll see tons of ads for MIDI software and hardware. Remember at that&nbs...
TMA member Novalia has recently had three very successful partnerships to bring interactive conductive ink installations featuring BTLE MIDI to SXSW, McDonald's locations in the Netherlands and Moogfest 2016.  Novalia creates paper thin self-adhesive touch sensors from printed conductive ink and attached silicon microcontro...
British mega band MUSE is currently on tour promoting their latest album Simulation Theory performing in sold out stadiums all over the world. Each night frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy brings out a one of a kind guitar with a special history to play the song "The Dark Side." While Bellamy is happy with the result, reporting that "the guitar wo...
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, leade...
 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 ...
Whizdom Music and Moforte announced the release of Geoshred 2 this week with tons of new MIDI features including Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression.   GeoShred, Winner of a 2017 Electronic Musician Editor's Choice Award as "one of the most innovative, groundbreaking products to emerge in the past twelve months", has bee...
We had a great NAMM show  in 2016.  The MMA booth was really busy with constant demos by Quicco, Bome and Kagura from Shikumi Designs. All of the Tec Track panels we hosted were well attended.  The  Executive Roundtable: Keyboards and Virtual Instruments — with Craig Anderton, Jordan Rudess, Mi...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 Be...
MIDI 1.0 Specification From August, 1983 Uncovered at Yamaha US offices in April, 2018.    In November of 2018 we uncovered some unique historical MIDI documents.  These were discovered in a file cabinet at Yamaha Corporation of America's headquarters in Buena Park, California.  These documents pre-date ...
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...
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 no...
 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...
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...
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 ...
"What is MIDI and How Can I Use It" (Seymour Duncan website). What is MIDI and How Can I Use It? | Seymour Duncan http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/what-is-midi-and-how-can-i-use-it
In a few weeks the #DigMyRig contest submissions end (on June 30, 2016) and then there will be a 30 day period for peer voting.  We thought  you'd like to get a preview of some of the entries we have received so far.   There are some really sweet MIDI setups out there.  Don't worry if you don't see your entry...
#DigMyRig Photo Gear List The 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 mid...