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The MIDI Association at NAMM's Believe In Music Week 2021

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NAMM is all virtual this year!  Every major event in the history of the MIDI Association has happened at Winter NAMM.  Whether it was the first introduction of MIDI at the 1983 NAMM to the adoption of MIDI 2.0 at the NAMM 2020, the NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants has always been a part and a partner in our shar...

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MIDIWrist turns your Apple Watch (and soon Siri) into a MIDI Controller

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Geert Bevins' watch app lets you wear your MIDI controller on your wrist Geert Bevin (who was one of the main people who developed MIDI Polyphonic Expression)  recently released MIDIWrist.  MIDIWrist truns your Apple Watch intoa MIDI controller.  Here is a pre-release demo using the Moog Model D iPhone app (Geert does a lot of w...

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ROLI BLOCKS-Modular Wireless MIDI Touch System

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BLOCKS is a modular music making system made up of 5 components Seaboard Block Super Powered Keyboard Multi-award-winning Seaboard interface5D Touch technology24 keywave, two-octave playing surfaceHundreds of free soundsSuite of music making software for desktop and mobileWireless and portable for making music on the goConnects to other B...

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Roland Brings Wireless MIDI to Digital Wind Instruments!

Roland Brings Wireless MIDI to Digital Wind Instruments!

As one of the inventors the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, Roland has continued to push the boundaries of the now 36-year old protocol(!) by continuously developing MIDI-based applications which bring totally new creative opportunities to musicians. One such application is the Roland AE-05 Aerophone GO, a unique digital wind instrument which...

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IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard

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Bluetooth LE MIDI Pedalboard for controlling iOS and Mac apps The IK Multimedia Blue Board uses the new BTLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) MIDI specification so you can control your music apps wirelessly with your feet!  If you're using iOS apps such as IK Multimedia's AmpliTube, you can now send control messages to them for up to 32.8...

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IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O

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MIDI Controller/Audio Interface for mobile musician The iRIg Keys I/O comes in two version a a 25-key MIDI controller version and a 49-key MIDI controller version.  Both feature built-in audio interfaces with 24-bit/96kHz sound quality, a Neutrik combo input, and phantom power and eight touch-sensitive RGB LE...

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GenkI Instruments Wave Ring is Now Shipping

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Genki Instruments announced that they were shipping Wave, the ring that lets you control sound with motion. With three easy-to-use buttons, Wave allows musicians to easily change sounds, parameters and effects using gestures. Since being funded on Indiegogo, many well known musicians have used the Genki Wave on st...

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PlantWave uses wireless Bluetooth MIDI to let plants sing

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Data Garden, the people behind MIDISprout release new kickstarter campaign Data Garden was started by Joe Patitucci and Alex Tyson in 2011 to explore the connection between plants, music and technology. In 2012, Data Garden was invited to produce a piece at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. They launched a Kickstarter in...

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Reclouder-Hardware, Mobile App and Cloud Service

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Reclouder- personal hybrid recorder  MMA member CME based in Singapore was at Music China in October, 2019 and their new concept called Reclouder received an award as "Most Innovative Newcomer". Reclouder is a unique idea and actually more than just another hardware product. It's actually a totally unique approach to solvin...

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Zenbeats Free Offer for iOS & Android and 1.2 Update

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In early April, Roland began offering the full unlocked version of Zenbeats for iOS and Android for free for the time being through the #rolandathome initiative. The giveaway garnered attention from Yahoo Finance, Discchord, KEXP, Trend Hunter, CDBaby Podcast, The Verge, and other outlets. Whether making a first beat or tracking a full song, Zenbea...

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