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If you are new to MIDI or want to go over some basics, this is the best place to start.  

Here is where you'll find guides to understanding what MIDI is, what it's not and general information everyone who uses MIDI should know.

There are Categories for MIDI 1.0, MIDI 2.0 and MIDI History. 

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MIDI 1.0, MIDI 2.0, MIDI History, Byte Sized Tips and Tricks

MIDI 2.0 at the 2020 NAMM Show

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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 2020 When: Thursday, January 16 • 9 AM- 10 AM Where: Contact the MMA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  W...
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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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Audiopedia 109 MIDI from Ask Audio

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AudioPedia 109: MIDI Ask 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 Digi...
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Ask.Audio Article on MIDI Messages

Ask.Audio Article on MIDI Messages
Ask.Audio and Non Linear Educating Ask.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 des...
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55th GRAMMY® Award for MIDI

55th GRAMMY® Award for MIDI
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...
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