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THE MIDI ASSOCIATION (TMA)
The community of people who work, play and create with MIDI The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who create music and art with MIDI. The www.MIDI.org website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to next- gen protocols on the horizon.

The MIDI Association at CES 2016

​We were really surprised to see so much MIDI activity at the Intel booth at CES 2016. There were two presenters on their main demo stage that have direct connections to The MIDI Association.  DJ RaviDrums was there showing off the combination of a DJ MIDI controller and electronic drums with sophisticated video processing Ravi is always at th...

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The MIDI Association at Winter NAMM 2016

We had a great NAMM show  in 2016.  The MMA booth was really busy with constant demos by Quicco, Bome and Kagura from Shikumi Designs. All of the Tec Track panels we hosted were well attended.  The  Executive Roundtable: Keyboards and Virtual Instruments — with Craig Anderton, Jordan Rudess, Mi...

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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. The History of MIDI from 850 AD to the present 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 c...

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MIDI Tutorials

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Here is a collection of tutorials on MIDI which is a great place to get started.  For quick access to a list of all MIDI Messages, see our Reference Tables section. MIDI Basics  Why MIDI Matters -   MIDI is like air, it's all around you, most of the time you can take it for granted, but if you are a digital musician you probably...

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MIDI at Winter NAMM 2016

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MMA Booth #1086 Hall E Winter NAMM 2016 is going to be a busy one for The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA), the non-profit trade organization that develops and protects the MIDI specification and the brand new MIDI Association, the global community of people who work, play and create with MIDI.  The&...

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An Intro to MIDI

An Intro to MIDI

What MIDI does, how to use it, how devices are connected, and more. pdf File Name: An Introduction to MIDI File Size: 2.1 mb Download File

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Audio Wiki MIDI Message diagram

Our friends over at http://en.wikiaudio.org created this simplfied diagram of MIDI messages and kindly let us put it up here. 

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​Tutorial: Benefits of MIDI

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 Unlike audio file formats like MP3 files and CDs, MIDI files contain individual instructions for playing each individual note of each individual instrument. So with MIDI it is actually possible to change just one note in a song, or to re-orchestrate an entire song with entirely different instruments. And since each instrument in a MIDI p...

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Imogen Heap Exclusive Interview

Imogen Heap Exclusive Interview

Tell us about yourself briefly- I write, sing, play various instruments, program drums etc, edit, mix and produce my own work in my home studio or wherever a project takes me. I'm now fully independent, with no management, publishing or label! It feels amazing to be completely untethered. Over the last 5 years I've been developing with a team of no...

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Flight of the Bumble Bee-MIDI Style

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5 Different Sites and 5 different views of the same song, but they are all driven by MIDI.  Multimedia artist Andy Fillebrown creates visualizations of classical, public domain musical compositions. His YouTube channel, audiosculptures, is filled with 100+ spellbinding journeys through a tunnel of glowing, pulsing notes. by The ...

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