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 There's more to life than audio echo – like MIDI echo Although the concept of MIDI echo has been around for years, early virtual instruments often didn't have enough voices to play back new echoes without stealing voices from previous echoes. With today's powerful computers and instruments, this is less of a problem – so let's re-visit MIDI e...
What if you could control all your MIDI controllers, keyboards, and pedals all in one centralized application? What if this app didn't only allow you to control all your devices on stage but also provided you with a music score reader, a MIDI patchbay router, and a setlist manager? Camelot Pro is an application to make the lives of every stage musi...
YamahaSynth Tech Talks on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00 PM PST/10:00 PM GST Join Blake Angelos, Matt Johnson and special guest Nick Semrad from Jamiroquai  Tech Talk Season Two began with a livestream overview of using MONTAGE/MODX and YC. 
Join members of the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board and MIDI 2.0 working group chairs for an in-depth look at all the MIDI 2.0 specifications under development As you can see from the table above, there is a lot of technical standards activity in The MIDI Association's working groups.The MIDI 2.0 Working Group h...
Look at many modern drum setups, and you'll find an SPD-SX—but it can do a lot more than you might expect.  There's a reason why so many drum setups use Roland's SPD-SX. By combining a drum controller with sampling, the SPD-DX has allowed drummers to augment their performances with electronic production. The SPD-SX has transformed electronic d...
This event is organised by the Music Hackspace. Date & Time: Mondays 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th June 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC. Series of 4 x 2-hour workshops. Level: Intermediate, Some experience with C++ coding required, Experience with JUCE recommended Attendees should have experience building and debugging applications usin...
Why Physical Modeling Instruments are so expressive  With computers becoming more powerful everyday, digital musicians want more expressiveness, more realism, more flexibility in their virtual instruments. In fact, increased expressiveness and realism is a big part of what MIDI 2.0 is all about. MIDI Association member Audio Modeling...
Steinway & Sons has a long history of technology innovation  Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg built his first grand piano in Germany in 1836.  He moved to New York, changed his last name to Steinway and established Steinway & Sons in 1853.  The company has always been focused on new technology and in its first 40 years in bus...
The core MIDI 2. Specifications are available for download by MIDI Association Members You must be logged in as a TMA member to download the spec. If you are not a member yet (or not logged in) , clicking on the link will take you to the signup page to either create an account or log in.  On Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Annua...
 Steinberg released the latest update (3.3) to Cubasis, their music production app available for both iOS and Android devices.  Make use of extended MIDI routing options to create inspiring tracks in a snap. Explore even more creative possibilities via advanced MIDI track-to-track routing options. Extended MIDI Routing ...
Saturday May 8, 2021, May Is MIDI Month 2021 Webinar The Healing Power of Music The webinar kicked off with Michael Boddicker who has played synthesizer, vocoder, accordion and keyboards on albums by many notables such as Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, The Manhattan Transfer and The Bee Gees and worked on many soundtracks including...
Just like MIDI itself, the Korg SQ64 hardware sequencer focuses on connectivity and control  The SQ-64 is unique in its ability to drive MIDI and modular synths letting you create music with all your synth gear without the need for a computer, tablet or cellphone. It features four hardware based sequencer tra...
Within days of announcing their new group brand name, Muse Group (a music company focused on open source software) acquired Audacity.  Audacity will add to Muse Group's other brands that are all base open source standards.  Martin Keary who previously worked at MIDI Association member Microsoft talks about joining Audacity....
DAW software, like Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Studio One, etc. isn't just about audio. Virtual instruments that are driven by MIDI data produce sounds in real time, in sync with the rest of your tracks. It's as if you had a keyboard player in your studio who played along with your tracks, and could play the same part, over and over again, with...
If you don't know anything about  music therapy, this 18 minute Tedx Talk Youtube video is a great way to understand how music and medicine work together to heal.  Music therapist, Dr. Deforia Lane takes you inside University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center to experience first hand the response of patients to music therapy:...
Was May Is MIDI Month 2020 really only a year ago?  It seems that everyone has had a bit of trouble keeping time this year. Not musically as that is the one place where time remains constant.   But in talking to people , they often say that one moment last May seems like it was last week and the next it ...
Exciting news for one of MIDI's most important people  We're excited and pleased to add Sequential's instruments and pedigree to Focusrite Group's portfolio of world-class audio and music production tools,Dave Smith's history as an innovator speaks for itself. From his creation of the world's first fully programmable polysynth (the Prophet 5) ...
This workshop is part of a series of monthly free live events about MIDI organised by the Music Hackspace  Date & Time: Tuesday 27th April 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 1pm NYC / 10am LA Level: Beginner Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live's native MIDI FX pro...
Date & Time: Tuesday 20th April 6pm UK Level: Beginner MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live 11 supports a range of MPE tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. In this workshop you will creatively explore and d...
MIDI Association Member Music Hackspace featured this very cool new product on their Youtube channel Discover the ProxiMIDI, the first MIDI controller made by Copper & Cedar. ProxiMIDI detects proximity motion and transforms it into MIDI data. It can be configured so that the hand gesture is interpreted as pitch controller, volume, or any other...
Francis Preve has created a companion guide for Synth One  Audiokitpro has is the source for a lot of very cool projects. In this article, we will highlight some of the those and then show you AudioPro's most recent offer - a free guide to synthesis from sound designer and author Francis Preve! AudioKit is a leading free &a...
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...
Synth and Software's Nick Batzdorf interviews the MIDI Association about MIDI 2.0, Orchestral Articulations and more! Check out this interview with MIDI Association Exec Board member Athan BIllias as Nick Batzdorf from Synth and Software digs into details about MIDI 2.0.  
Playtronica makes playing with MIDI easy We have always been a big fan of Berlin-based Playtronica. They have done MIDI installations for Hermes and Issey Miyake.  Back on Labor Day 2020, we covered the Watermelon jam from MEZERG that used Playtronica to turn watermelons into MIDI controllers. Watermelons, Summer and MIDI from M...