Art+Logic Announces Launch of New Software Incubator Lab. Software innovation company will design and develop a working prototype of selected music technology or pro-audio app. Pasadena, CA: January 24, 2018, Art+Logic, a premier software innovation firm in the United States, announces the launch of a new software incubator called Art+Logic L...
Best New MIDI Products of Winter NAMM 2018  The Washington Post coverage of NAMM was all about MIDI controllers (you can skip the ad after 15 seconds)Here is The MIDI Association's list of must-see MIDI products at Winter NAMM 2018. MINDMusic Labs Elk-THE MUSIC OPERATING SYSTEM and Sensus, the world first real smartguitar. Booth...
Sensel was at CES 2018 and we were excited to get a chance to play with the Sensel Morph and check out its capabilities. Here is a brief overview of what the Sensel Morph does.  Digital artists rely on more than just one tool to tell their story. Until now, almost all those tools are bulky, take a lot of power, and don't capture the full ...
For the past several years a MIDI product has always been in the Best of CES product list including the Roli Seaboard and the Zivix JamStick.  It seems that MIDI and innovation naturally go together.  2018 was no exception with a number of unique new controllers introduced at the CES show. The Enhancia Ring MIDI Controller1The Enhanc...
MIDI (the Musical Instrument Digital Interface) was an integral part of the Intel CES 2018 Keynote "Rock The Park" pre-show entertainment.The pre-show started with the world's first Data only band, Algorithm and Blues. Want to guess what kind of data it was? MIDI, of course ! Using Intel's Intel® RealSense™ Technology, a band perform...
CES 2018 hasn't even started and there is already buzz around some new MIDI products. For the past several years a MIDI product has always been in the Best of CES product list including the Roli Seaboard and the Zivix JamStick.  It seems that MIDI and innovation natrually go together. The Enhancia Ring MIDI Controller1The Enhancia Ri...
​We got several entrees for suggested content from the December 2017 MIDI Association newsletter.  One was for an article on CTRLCap from Edwin Joassart. We did a little more research and decided to do an article not just on CNTRLCap, but on the developers behind it -Herrmutt Lobby. Herrmutt Lobby has created not just ...
"I can consolidate my foot pedals down to just a few that let me move through my song and set list. Then OnSong acts as a controller using Bluetooth MIDI and reconfigures my pedal board and keyboards specifically for each song."  by Jason KichlineMIDI or "Musical Instrument Digital Interface" is a powerful digital communications protocol that ...
The MIDI Association Face to Face Meet Up-MMA booth (Hall B, #9701) at 5:45 PM on Saturday, January 27​ We'd like to invite all our MIDI friends to meet up at the NAMM show. Just come to the MMA booth (Hall B, #9701) at 5:45 PM on Saturday, January 27.  We'll be there and we'd like to get a picture of all the MIDI Associati...
Attend the NAMM Show at a special discounted price for MIDI Association Members!​The NAMM Show is open to professionals that manufacture, distribute, or utilize music, sound and event technology products and services.  Normally you have to be a NAMM Member (or a guest of one) to attend the NAMM Show, but we've made arrangements for up to ...
AudioPedia 109: MIDIAsk Audio's AudioPedia series is a comprehensive video dictionary of audio terminology. Created by audio expert Joe Albano, this encyclopedia of technical terms is the ultimate audio reference tool. Here are the topics covered and defined in the ninth installment of this authoritative series:MIDI:MIDI | Musical Instrument Digita...
Tech company OWOW just launched a new wireless motion controlled instrument for singers. Named the Wiggle Kit, it consists of a mobile App and a small white remote controller which turns gestures into vocal effects. By twisting and moving the Wiggle in different directions, singers can add digital effect...
New MIDI Possibilities Outlined at ADC 2017At the Audio Developers Conference in London, Ben Supper from Roli outlined a new MIDI proposal called MIDI Capability Inquiry ( MIDI-CI) which outlines a path to future expansions of MIDI.  Almost exactly a year ago AMEI (the Association of Music Electronic Industries and the Japanese MIDI stand...
 Game design is an incredibly exciting creative industry that ties together many different disciplines, including graphical design, audio engineering and coding. Audio specialists in particular have one of the more lucrative positions in the industry, with sound designers earning $51k on average for using systems like MIDI to create epic sound...
MICROTUNING VIRTUAL AND ELECTRONIC HARDWARE INSTRUMENTS: AN OVERVIEW OF FORMATS AND METHODS FOR USING ALTERNATIVE INTONATION SYSTEMSFor those electronic hardware synthesis enthusiasts, as well as computer based musicians and composers who wish to explore the vast expressive possibilities, new harmonies and melodic potentials of using alternative in...
We collected up links to the top MIDI educational resources from around the web. Links are embedded in the logos, the pictures and the text in blue. Clicking on a link in a picture takes you to directly to what is pictured.  ​​​​​​Link to Berklee OnlineBerklee Online is the online extension school of Berklee College of Music, delivering a...
Here are links to some of the best MIDI film scoring resources. Any text in blue is a link. Of course, we have some great resources right on our site from Nonlinear Educating. Peter Schwartz has put together not only the core DeMystifying MIDI course, but advanced video courses in MIDI Orchestration. The MIDI Orchestra MusicThese courses are d...
HERE ARE LINKS TO SONGWRITING RESOURCES ON THE WEB.  We collected up links to the top songwriting resources from around the web. Links are embedded in the logos, the pictures and the text in blue. Free Book on Songwriting from Berklee OnlineDownload the free Songwriting Handbook from Berklee Online featuring lesson content from Berklee Online'...
We collected up links to the top MIDI DIY resources from around the web. Links are embedded in the logos, the pictures and the text in blue. Clicking on a link takes you to the site's search engine with the keyword MIDI so the latest MIDI DIY projects will always appear. Instructables: Hundreds of DIY MIDI ProjectsLearn how to make anything wi...
 Want to make music with your friends on Internet. This tutorial  from Andrew Bales will show you how to build an app that allows you to collaborate with friends to make music in real-time!  Try out a live demo: https://midi-collaboration.herokuapp.com/Check out the code: https://github.com/agbales/web-midi-collab...
What if you could control MIDI with your brain? Does that sound like science fiction? Actually there are lots of people who have been exploring how to connect brain waves Electroencephalography (EEG) to MIDI. Let's take a look at how that works.  Electroencephalography (EEG) is a method to record electrical activity of the ...
Do It Yourself MIDI​With the boom in open-source electronics platform like Arduino and the growth of 3-D printers, it's become easier and easier to create your own MIDI controller. We wanted to introduce you to some of the people and companies who helped create the DIY MIDI revolution.Moldover- The Godfather of ControllerismMold...
One of the biggest recent developments in MIDI is MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). MPE is a method of using MIDI which enables multidimensional controllers to control multiple parameters of every note within MPE-compatible software. In normal MIDI, Channel-wide messages (such as Pitch Bend) are applied to all notes be...
Pens and stylus' have been employed as computer interaction devices for quite some time now. Most commonly they were used along with peripheral graphics tablets to give a more natural flow to the artist or designer than a mouse could muster. With the release of the Surface Pro hybrid laptop by Microsoft in 2012 they brought a digital pen along to p...