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Ask.Audio Article on MIDI Messages
Ask.Audio Article on MIDI Messages
The MIDI Association
MIDI 1.0
Ask.Audio and Non Linear Educating Ask.Audio is one of our favorite technology websites and has been a great partner to The MIDI Association. We have worked with Ask.Audio's parent company, Non Linear Educating to provide extensive video training right here on the MIDI.org website in our courses section.  Here's a brief des...
Fun with MIDI
Fun with MIDI
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
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...
MIDI Contest Photo Previews
MIDI Contest Photo Previews
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
In a few weeks the #DigMyRig contest submissions end (on June 30, 2016) and then there will be a 30 day period for peer voting.  We thought  you'd like to get a preview of some of the entries we have received so far.   There are some really sweet MIDI setups out there.  Don't worry if you don't see your entry...
ALMA Sound: True Music of the Spheres
ALMA Sound: True Music of the Spheres
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
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...
The MIDI Association Announces #DigMyRig Contest
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Thousands in Prizes Open to All TMA Members The MIDI Association (TMA), a global community of people who use MIDI to create music and art, has announced the first #DigMyRig contest. Sponsored in cooperation with media partner Broadjam, the contest is a celebration of more than 30 years of MIDI, and its impact on modern music. The contest brings tog...
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The MIDI Association offers free download of the MIDI 1.0 specifications document
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
The MIDI Association, the global community of people who work, play and create with MIDI, is offering the MIDI 1.0 specifications for download at no charge to their members at www.midi.org. Until now, 300+ page document has only been available at a charge of $60 to cover the cost of printing and shipping. The MIDI 1.0 Detailed Specification is an i...
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The MIDI Association Forms Prestigious Advisory Groups
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
​The MIDI Association (TMA), a global community of people who use MIDI to create music and art, has been founded with the goals of providing education for existing users, as well as creating new music makers by promoting the creative possibilities of connecting digital musical instruments, MIDI controllers, smartphones, tablets and computers. ...
The Great American Horn Machine GAHM
The Great American Horn Machine GAHM
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
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 ...
Novalia Partners with Pizza Hut to make the world's first playable DJ pizza box
Novalia Partners with Pizza Hut to make the world's first playable DJ pizza box
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
Not to be outdone by McDonald's or Bud Light, Pizza Hut in the UK has worked with TMA member Novalia and released a limited edition DJ Pizza box. DJ Vectra  Novalia creates paper thin self adhesive touch sensors from printed conductive ink and attached silicon micro controller modules. Their control modules use bluetoo...
May MIDI Association Tweets
May MIDI Association Tweets
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
We thought it might be a good idea to put up a summary of news we sent out via our social media channels.  https://www.facebook.com/TheMIDIAssociation/ https://twitter.com/midiassociation?lang=en https://t.co/Bz6qv8nz2eThe Mune is a new BTLE wireless MIDI controller from Canada designed for live performance. — midi (@midiassociation) May ...
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
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
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...
A curated list of MIDI DIY projects on Instructables
A curated list of MIDI DIY projects on Instructables
The MIDI Association
Creating with MIDI
​ Instructables is a site which hosts DIY projects and is a platform for people to share what they make through words, photos, video and files. We have gone through the many MIDI DIY projects  and picked our some of our favorite projects.  To see all the MIDI projects that are available on the site, just...
[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables
[Updated] How to Make Your Own 3.5mm mini stereo TRS-to-MIDI 5 pin DIN cables
The MIDI Association
MIDI Connections
Editors note: This article was written before the MMA published an official standard for using TRS adapters with MIDI devices, and simply describes the TRS connectors that exist in the market. Future products should use the MMA Specification if they want to be interoperable.  In the past few years, MIDI hardware products have become ...
Keith McMillen combines Leap Motion and Web MIDI
Keith McMillen combines Leap Motion and Web MIDI
The MIDI Association
MIDI Connections
Keith McMillen Instruments shared this short demo of gestural mixing, using their K-Mix programmable mixer, a Leap Motion controller and Web MIDI. MIDI Gestural control really seems to be taking off recently enabled by wireless BTLE MIDI, improvement in gesture recognition technology and advances in sensors. In this case, KMI is using a L...
Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones
Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
Okay, I admit it.  I'm a sucker for this sort of thing.  First, I have been into MIDI my whole life. Second, I lived in Japan for 7 years and have climbed Mt Fuji (twice).  Third, I love the combination of MIDI and art especially visual art.    So when I saw this I was hooked even before I watched it.  The Be...
MIDI From The Inside
MIDI From The Inside
Jeff Rona
MIDI Stories
Updated with a new Youtube video We found this excellent Youtube interview by Orchestral Tools and thought it would be a great addition to this article with the first President of the MIDI Manufacturers Association, Jeff Rona.  This post was contributed by the well known film composer, Jeff Rona. Jeff was the first president of the M...
Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup
Itty Bitty Squishy Things Roundup
David Battino
MIDI Hardware
Dave Battino wrote an article which was a  roundup of ultra-compact keyboard and pad MIDI controllers in the December 2013 issue of keyboard.  He shared the video he created to show these itty bitty MIDI devices. 
Becoming an author for MIDI.org
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
It's easy to become an author for The MIDI Association. Simply join the MIDI Association as a member and then use the Contact form to tell us your username, a bit about your background and the MIDI topics you'd like to cover.  We can then enable you as an author and give you access to our content management system which makes it easy to upload...
The MIDI Association and Bluetooth MIDI at 2016 SXSW
The MIDI Association and Bluetooth MIDI at 2016 SXSW
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
For the past few days we have been at the SXSW Music Expo.  It turns out that Austin now only has a vibrant synth scene, but there are a lot of Austin based startups doing some pretty cool things with MIDI. Also at the show we got to meet with some companies from around the globe and from all over the US doing cool things with Bluetooth M...
Alternative Controllers: Part 5 Hand-Held and Struck Controllers, and Controllers for Microtonal Tunings
Mark Vail
MIDI Hardware
Hand-Held Controllers Electronic MIDI controllers that you hold in your hands and shake or move about to make music date back to 1986. That was the year Palmtree Instruments introduced Airdrums, a tabletop MIDI controller wired to two tubes that contain sensors for detecting motion in any of six directions. The control box transmits six triggers pe...
"What is MIDI" Guide by Paul Lehrman
"What is MIDI" Guide by Paul Lehrman
The MIDI Association
MIDI 1.0
Join the MIDI Association and download the 21 page booklet "What is MIDI" excerpted from "MIDI for the Professional" by Paul Lehrman and Tim Tully.  We're always trying to help our MIDI Association members get the most out of MIDI.  Paul Lehrman has been involved with MIDI since its inception. Paul has w...
MIDI and Robots
MIDI and Robots
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
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.  Here's a quick selection of some of our favorite MIDI robots curated from the web.  Eric Singer and the Lea...
Winter NAMM 2016 MIDI Minutes
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
If you had a minute to tell us what MIDI means to you, what would you say? At the Winter NAMM show 2016, we wanted to capture what people felt about MIDI.  Thanks to Lawrence and Mick Levine we were able to capture people's instant reaction to the question- What does MIDI mean to you?  It is amazing how articulate and passionate...
"#DigMyRig" 2nd Prize Package
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
2nd Prize Package worth over $2000