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Bob Moog- The Father of Modern Synthesis

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If you were forced to pick one single person who is responsible for the creation of the modern music production environment, Bob Moog would be a good choice.    He spans the era from the early days of synths to the post MIDI world and is arguably the most influential figure in synth history.    In researching...

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In praise of MIDI, tech’s hidden gift to humanity


The Register posted an article today about Firefox supporting Web MIDI.  MIDI was created by a small group of American and Japanese synthesiser makers. Before it, you could hook synths, drum machines and sequences together, but only through analogue voltages and pulses. Making, recording and especially touring electronic music was messy, ...

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2023 MIDI Innovation Awards Now Open for Entries

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Are you exploring new ways for musicians to interact with digital musical instruments? Have an idea for an original electronic instrument or controller? Trying to raise investment or attract attention for a new product? If you're looking to make waves in music technology, you need to know about The MIDI Innovation Awards. In 2023, MIDI celebrates i...

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The MIDI Association at ADC 2022


The MIDI Association will be presenting two very important sessions at the Audio Developers Conference in 2022  There are two very important MIDI Association sessions for developers at ADC 2022 described below. Those sessions are important because since adopting the core MIDI 2.0 specifications in January of ...

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AMEI to Fund Open Source MIDI 2.0 Driver for Windows


November 1, 2022 - The Association of Musical Electronics Industries (AMEI), the organization that oversees the MIDI specification in Japan, has committed to funding the development of an open-source USB MIDI 2.0 Host Driver for Windows Operating Systems under a memorandum of understanding between AMEI, AmeNote Inc, and Microsoft. AMEI is underwrit...

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Hans Zimmer says "“MIDI saved my life”

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Hans Zimmer is one of the most famous and prolific film composer in the world.  He has composed music for over 150 films including blockbusters like The Lion King, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, the Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk.  In a recent interview with ...

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The MIDI Association at Synthplex 2022


Live events are starting to happen again after a long layoff and the MIDI Association is excited to be participating in Synthplex. October 27-October 30, 2022Los Angeles Burbank Airport Convention Center2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank, California 91505 We will be at Booth 58 and we will be joined by MIDI Association companies who have their own bo...

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MIDI Makes The Mainstream on Jeopardy


In April 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected MIDI.org for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive. But in 2022, MIDI went mainstream as a question on Jeopardy and one of three contestants got the answer right.  Heather, you are our her...

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The MIDI Association Announces MIDI 2.0 Development Tools


MIDI Association announces global initiative by over 50 MIDI Association companies to prototype MIDI 2.0.  The MIDI Association has released details of the ongoing, industry-wide initiative by over 50 MIDI Association companies to develop MIDI 2.0 products and services. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, MIDI Associati...

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More Playful Products with MIDI at NAMM 2022


Join MIDI Association President Athan Billias, artiphon's Emma Supica and Oddball's Pasquale Totaro for a discussion of playful (and round) products that use MIDI from the June 2022 NAMM show  Follow the bouncing ball as it sends out MIDI messages and learn how music teachers in Anaheim are getting kids to express thei...

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