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Details about MIDI 2.0™, MIDI-CI, Profiles and Property Exchange

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Core MIDI 2.0 specifications now available. Click here to download You must be logged in as a TMA member to download the spec. Clicking on the link will take you to the signup page to either create an account or log in.  On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Annual Meeting of the MIDI Manufacturers Association, the complete suite of MIDI 2.0 spec...
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Historical Early MIDI Documents Uncovered

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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 ...
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Ikutaro Kakehashi passes away at 87

Ikutaro Kakehashi passes away at 87
Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland and co-inventor of MIDI passes away Ikutaro Kakehashi was certainly one of the most influential figures in electronic music in the 20th century.  He influenced music and technology throughout his lifetime.  He overcame many challenges in his early life to become the head of one of the most influen...
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MIDI From The Inside

MIDI From The Inside
This post was contributed by the well known film composer, Jeff Rona. Jeff was the first president of the MIDI Manufacturers Association and ran the MMA from 1983 until 1992 . Jeff was  instrumental (pun intended) in getting MIDI started and gives us an inside look at the beginnings of MIDI.  We recently did an exclusi...
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The History Of MIDI

The History Of MIDI
We put together a series of articles about the history of electronic music and MIDI. Here are links to the series. MIDI History:Chapter 1- 850 AD to 1850 AD - To really understand the origins of MIDI, you need to go all the way back to before there were digitally controlled synthesizers and computers, In fact you need to go back before there w...
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