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Tsutomu Katoh and Korg


Early History KORG's founder, Tsutomu Katoh was born in Nagoya on August 28, 1926 (Taisho 15) to a merchant family that ran a livestock feed wholesale business along the Iida Highway. These were tough times in Japan. The Great Kanto Earthquake had hit the capital city of Tokyo directly in 1923, leaving 140,000 people dead and missing. The impact of...

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An Interview with GLASYS: Tugging on my Heartchips

GLASYS Gil Assayas

GLASYS (Gil Assayas) was a winner of the MIDI Association's 2022 Innovation Awards for artistic installations. He's a keyboard player, composer, sound designer, and video content creator who currently performs live with Todd Rundgren's solo band. The internet largely knows GLASYS for his viral MIDI art and chiptune music. We spoke with Gil to ...

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MIDI@40 and Hip-Hop@50 Anniversary Celebrations Await at The 2023 NAMM


The 2023 NAMM Show will celebrate two of history's most impactful musical innovations: the 40th anniversary of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) with MIDI@40 and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, with Hip-Hop@50. Each day of the show, which takes place April 13–15, in Anaheim, California, will offer the intertwined stor...

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MIDI Association Member Newzik Goes Beyond Sheet Music

MIDI Association Member Newzik Goes Beyond Sheet Music

Newzik is a Paris based MIDI Association member that has a unique approach to notation.  They offer a range of notation products that focus on classical orchestral scores and are used by a number of world renown orchestras and ensembles.  One of the most interesting parts of Muzik's technology is their AI driven OMR technol...

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The Interactive Audio Special Interest Group of The MIDI Association

IASIG_logo_26x10 The Interactive Audio Special Interest Group of The MIDI Association representing Game Audio Professionals

The IASIG is an organization in partnership with the International Game Developer's Association (IGDA) and MIDI Association (TMA) that brings together experts to share their knowledge and help improve the state of the art in audio for games, websites, VR content, and other interactive performances. Our members share tips and techniques, study trend...

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Bob Moog Foundation Launches Fundraising Raffle for Vintage Minimoog Model D Signed by Geddy Lee of Rush


The Bob Moog Foundation is excited to announce its fundraising raffle for a fully restored vintage Minimoog synthesizer signed by Geddy Lee, the legendary synthesist, bassist, and vocalist for the band Rush. The raffle begins on February 6 and ends on February 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, or when all 10,000 tickets sell out, whichever comes first. Th...

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Alan R Pearlman and ARP Synthesizers


Alan Robert Pearlman was born in 1925 (9 years before Bob Moog and 12 years before Don Buchla although he would outlive them both) and grew up in New York City.   Like many electronics buffs in the mid 20th century, he grew up making radios out of kits and schematics from Popular Mechanics.   He attended Worcester...

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Don Buchla-a different approach to sound and life

buchla1960s Don Buchla- Different Approach

At almost the exact same time that Bob Moog was starting to make modular synths on the East Coast, Don Buchla was starting to make modular synths on the West Coast at the San Francisco Tape Music Center.  Buchla was born in Southern California in 1937 and studied physics and music at UC Berkeley graduating with as a physic major...

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MIDI at CES 2023


The MIDI Association and MIDI Association members were at CES in Las Vegas The MIDI Association has had a long relationship with CES as an Affiliated Association.    CES helps to support organizations that maintain technical standards like MIDI.  At the 2023 CES show, there were a number of MIDI Association companies that also p...

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Dave Smith and Sequential Circuits

Dave-TransAmerica-Tint-SMALL2 Dave Smith with the Technical Grammy for MIDI

Dave Smith was born in San Francisco in 1950 and like Dave Rossum grew up in the Bay Area in the 1950s.  He took piano lessons as a child and started playing bass and guitar in rock bands in high school because it was after all the 1960s in San Francisco.  When the record Switched on Bach came out in 1968, Dave bo...

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