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BLE-MIDI, Sonar and Zivix Jam Stick- A New Way to Enter MIDI into your DAW

BLE-MIDI, Sonar and Zivix Jam Stick- A New Way to Enter MIDI into your DAW
This is an article that was originally posted on the Cakewalk blog and they kindly gave us permission to excerpt it here on MIDI.org.  Greetings! My name is Mike Green, Music Product Specialist at Zivix, we make the jamstik+ portable SmartGuitar & PUC+ wireless MIDI link. I'm primarily a guitar player, and in my 15+ years of musical c...
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A Web Developer's Tale of the Octapad Revival

Two months ago, I was tasked with presenting a talk on the Web MIDI API to an amazing crowd of music-loving web developers. Obviously, I wanted the presentation to be exciting, so my first idea was to find a cool MIDI controller that I could use to demo the API with. What kind of controller could fit the bill? What about an old... keytar?...
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[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables

[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables
Editors note: This article was written before the MMA published an official standard for using TRS adapters with MIDI devices, and simply describes the TRS connectors that exist in the market. Future products should use the MMA Specification if they want to be interoperable.  In the past few years, MIDI hardware products have become ...
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Keith McMillen combines Leap Motion and Web MIDI

Keith McMillen combines Leap Motion and Web MIDI
Keith McMillen Instruments shared this short demo of gestural mixing, using their K-Mix programmable mixer, a Leap Motion controller and Web MIDI. MIDI Gestural control really seems to be taking off recently enabled by wireless BTLE MIDI, improvement in gesture recognition technology and advances in sensors. In this case, KMI is using a L...
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Serial, Parallel, and Joystick Ports

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Serial, Parallel, and Joystick Ports Before USB and FireWire, personal computers were all generally equipped with serial, parallel, and (possibly) joystick ports, all of which have been used for connecting MIDI-equipped instruments (through special adapters). Though not always faster than MIDI-DIN, these connectors were already available on compute...
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