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Jacon Collier plays in the New Year with MIDI 

 2020 was a pretty tough year and everyone was affected by the events that shaped the world.

But 2020 had its positive moments too. So we'd like to focus on the good things that happened during 2020 in the MIDI Association.

  • At the January 2020 NAMM show, the MIDI Association and AMEI officially adopted MIDI 2.0.
  • On February 20, 2020 (02-20-2020) we published the first five Core MIDI 2.0 specifications to the world.
  • In April, the MIDI.org website was selected by the United States Library of Congress for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive.
  • During May Is MIDI Month, we raised $18,000 and committed to spend that money on people affected by the global pandemic.
  • In June, at WWDC, Apple announced Big Sur (MacOS 11.0) which includes MIDI-CI support. The OS was released in November. Also in June, the USB-IF published the
    USB MIDI 2.0 specification.
  • In September, we did a webinar at the International Game Developers Association on MIDI 2.0 for our Interactive Audio Special Interest Group.
  • In October, we published a new Specifications area of our website and we have now published 15 MIDI 2.0 specifications.
  • In December, we announced our NAMM Believe In Music Week participation and the first annual MIDI Innovation Awards.

So in the midst of one of the challenging years in history, we made huge progress in moving MIDI (and the MIDI Association) forward.

To help celebrate, we have arranged for a discount on a great book on MIDI and free attendance at NAMM's Believe In Music week for all our MIDI Association members,

Welcome to 2021, it is going to be a very significant year in the history of MIDI.

Stay safe,

Your Friends at the MIDI Association