MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is an industry standard music technology protocol that connects digital musical instruments, computers, tablets, and smartphones from many different companies. MIDI is used every day around the world by musicians, DJs, producers, educators, artists, and hobbyists to create, perform, learn, and share music and artistic works.
MIDI 1.0 has been around since 1983, but finally MIDI 2.0 is ready to become a reality.
The MIDI Association is the global non-profit organization that connects the companies who develop new MIDI specifications and MIDI products with all the people around the world that create music and art with MIDI.
The MIDI Innovation Awards rewards products, prototypes, and art installations that are thought-provoking and inspire new, creative use cases of MIDI and creates oppportunities for entrepeneurs and startups to interact with veterans in the MIDI musical instrument business.
On a recent trip to Paris, we got a chance to visit one of the newest members of the MIDI Association, embodme and meet their whole development team that had just finished up and shipped the first units of their Erae Touch MIDI 2.0 ready controller.