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  Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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I was looking at the MIDI specifications on this website but I could not find the official specification that maps the MIDI note names to the MIDI note numbers.

Different websites provide different mapping.

For example this website maps C0 to octave -1
while this another website starts mapping with Octave -5.

Is there a specification that we can consider as official ?
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There was a similar question here not a long time ago.

The short answer: no, there is not an official MIDI standard, and there is no consensus among manufacturers and neither among musicians.

If you ask for my opinion, I prefer the Scientific pitch notation.
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Previous discussion appears half way down page 5. Please check back to that. Includes various links to other relevant info. May answer all your questions.

Geoff
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There was a similar question here not a long time ago.

The short answer: no, there is not an official MIDI standard, and there is no consensus among manufacturers and neither among musicians.

If you ask for my opinion, I prefer the Scientific pitch notation.
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