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The latest MIDI news and product releases plus archives of  The MIDI Association's monthly newsletter- The MIDI Message.

168 year old Steinway's newest Spirio | r is focused on the future

Steinway & Sons has a long history of technology innovation  Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg built his first grand piano in Germany in 1836.  He moved to New York, changed his last name to Steinway and established Steinway & Sons in 1853.  The company has always been focused on new technology and in its first 40 years in bus...
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MIDI Tool Integrates Real and Virtual Synths

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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...
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May 30-Hands-On Fader Control

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In the tip for May 22, we covered how to control effects and virtual instrument parameters with a footpedal hooked into a synthesizer or other controller. But what if you don't have a synthesizer or other controller...and would rather use a 100 mm fader than a footpedal? No problem, if you're willing to do a little soldering. Take a 1/4" phone jack...
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Complimentary Summer NAMM registration for TMA members!

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​Complimentary Summer NAMM registration for TMA members!Thanks to NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants), we have complimentary registration through June 13 for MIDI Association members to the Summer NAMM show which happens this year in Nashville from June 28-30.  Summer NAMM is open to all NAMM members as well as professionals and...
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MIDI Association Partners at Super Booth 2018

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Super Booth has been growing rapidly over the past few years, but this year there will be a record 227 companies exhibiting at the synth extravaganza held at the Fez in Berlin. May is MIDI Month Platinum sponsors Ableton, IK Multimedia, Moog, Roli and Yamaha will all be there. Here are their booth locations in the Fez ...
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