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Alan Parsons pioneers MIDI recording back in 1985

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There's a lot of excitement in the air -  MIDI 2.0, VR/AR, spatial audio, flying taxis and Facebook's own flight of fancy, Metaspace (it took me three goes to stop this being called Meatspace; perhaps aptly?).  Back in 1985 there was a similar air of expectation. MIDI had just been ratified by a quorum of MI ...

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Sequential Circuits Founder Dave Smith has passed away

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It's with great sadness that we announce that Dave Smith has passed away The MIDI Association wouldn't exist without Dave's contributions to MIDI, but having known Dave for over 30 years and worked closely with him at Korg (and also in getting the Sequential name back when I was a Yamaha), he was also not actually a big fan of being called the "Fat...

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MIDI 30th Anniversary Articles from around the world

MIDI 30th Anniversary Articles from around the world

 How MIDI changed music  In 2013, MIDI turned 30 and the whole world turned out to celebrate.  In 2023, MIDI will turn 40 and MIDI 2.0 will be three years old.  It's a fascinating time for MIDI and the people who create music and art with MIDI.  Note on, note off: How MIDI changed music - ABC Melbourne - Australian Broadcas...

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NAMM Museum Of Making Music Celebrates 30th Anniversary of MIDI

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MIDI 30th Anniversary Exhibit Display highlights historical significance of the communication interface in music making Carlsbad, CA (December 3, 2013) -- Commemorating 30 years of facilitating the creation of music, MIDI technology debuts a display at the Museum of Making Music that will be on exhibit now through 2014 at NAMM headquarters in Carls...

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MIDI History:Chapter 1- 850 AD to 1850 AD

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 computers, In fact you need to go back before there was even electricity to the very first mechanical music machines. The very first mechanical musical instruments were documented in the Book of Ingenious Devices...

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