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This section of resources covers stories about MIDI people and the stories behind MIDI products.  

There are interviews with MIDI artists and the people behind the MIDI products you use, the inside scoop on what the future holds for MIDI and much more. 

EasyController – By 42Percent Noir

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Easily connect your MIDI with Unity, Max/MSP and openFramework – and control them all at the same time EasyController is a standalone virtual tool for live performance. We use it in our audio-visual performance to map our midi controllers and presets while we are juggling between Unity, Max/MSP, and openFramework. For example, it enables us to cont...

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Conlon Nancarrow and Black MIDI

Conlon Nancarrow and impossible music In an earlier MIDI history blog, we talked about the strange symbiotic relationship between player pianos and MIDI. But one of the things we didn't talk about was Conlon Nancarrow, the 20th century American composer who lived most of his life in Mexico and wrote most of his pieces for player pianos because...

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Novalia Partners with Bud Light,McDonalds and Yo Gabba Gabba: Bluetooth MIDI Happy Meals

Novalia Partners with Bud Light,McDonalds and Yo Gabba Gabba: Bluetooth MIDI Happy Meals

TMA member Novalia has recently had three very successful partnerships to bring interactive conductive ink installations featuring BTLE MIDI to SXSW, McDonald's locations in the Netherlands and Moogfest 2016.  Novalia creates paper thin self-adhesive touch sensors from printed conductive ink and attached silicon microcontro...

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Frank Zappa and the Synclavier.

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​In 1986 Frank Zappa  released his final studio album  in his lifetime; for the remaining seven years of his life, he would only release live concert albums.Jazz from Hell is an instrumental album whose selections were all composed and recorded by Frank Zappa. It was released in 1986 by Barking Pumpkin Records on vinyl and by Rykodis...

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Flight of the Bumble Bee-MIDI Style

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5 Different Sites and 5 different views of the same song, but they are all driven by MIDI.  Multimedia artist Andy Fillebrown creates visualizations of classical, public domain musical compositions. His YouTube channel, audiosculptures, is filled with 100+ spellbinding journeys through a tunnel of glowing, pulsing notes. by The ...

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The Great American Horn Machine GAHM

The Great American Horn Machine GAHM

The loudest MIDI instrument ever ?   Dana Dolfi has created what is probably the loudest MIDI controlled instrument ever made out of recycled ship, truck and train air horns and steam whistles.  Dolfi, a pipe-fitter and project manager for Chapman Corp. in Washington, Pennsylvania sets his 3-ton, red, white and blue atop a ...

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ALMA Sound: True Music of the Spheres

ALMA Sound: True Music of the Spheres

There has always been a connection between astronomy and music. In fact, if you go all the way back to the ancient Greeks, Pythagoras first identified the relationship between musical pitch and numerical ratios. He discovered the ratio, 2:1, of the octave. That means a string and a string with exactly half the length will sound in perfect consonanc...

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Fun with MIDI

Fun with MIDI

Here's a collection of articles about some of the more entertaining MIDI projects we have covered on the site. MIDI and Robots - ​We have a soft spot for robots.......People who tinker with robots, art installations and circuit bending are right in our wheelhouse They seem to share a passion for pushing the limits of what MIDI can do.&nbs...

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Mind To MIDI

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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...

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Herrmutt Lobby

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​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...

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