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55th GRAMMY® Award for MIDI
55th GRAMMY® Award for MIDI
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MIDI Artists
Ikutaro Kakehashi and Dave Smith receive Technical GRAMMY Award from the Recording Academy® In 1983, Ikutaro Kakehashi, founder of Roland Corporation, and Dave Smith, president of Sequential Circuits, unveiled MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface). The launch of MIDI motivated the cooperation of an entire industry and helped move music t...
MMA @ The 2014 NAMM Show
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Beyond the MIDI Mockup: Achieving maximum depth, subtlety, nuance and expression using MIDI hardware and software. This two-hour HOT Zone workshop session by composer Jerry Gerber provided tips and techniques for musicians, composers and sound designers to make realistic MIDI recordings using popular DAW software such as Sonar by Cakewalk...
The Computer Chronicles: MIDI Music (1986)
The MIDI Association
MIDI History
Computers and music, MIDI machines and interfaces, and music composition software.This 30 minute TV show from 1986 describes what was possible with MIDI back then. It's a window into the state of the art in music technology thirty years ago.  Guests: Chris French, Music Software; Bob Moore, Hybrid Arts; David Schwartz, Compusonics; Chris ...
The Open Door: Macintosh, Midi, and Music (1988)
The MIDI Association
MIDI Artists
Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Tony Williams, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson, Bryan Bell, Laurie Anderson, David Mash, David Rosenthal, Tom coster and more  talk about Macintosh, MIDI and music  in 1988. 
MMA at 2013 International CES - January 8-11, 2013
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
​This year at CES we previewed our MIDI Makes Music promotional campaign, sponsored by a coalition of leading industry companies and organizations including, Roland, Yamaha, Gibson, Fishman, Dave Smith Instruments, Korg, Dream, Mediamation, NAMM, AES, Keyboard Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine and Robertson Communications. Our booth featured g...
MMA at 2014 International CES - January 7-10, 2014
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
MIDI Makes Music CES 2014 we continued our MIDI Makes Music promotional campaign with booth graphics and handouts explaining that MIDI is a Grammy®-winning technology, with photos and descriptions of typical applications and products that use MIDI technology. . ​We also displayed our "MIDI Makes Music" introductory video about the past, presen...
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A3E – Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange Boston, 23-24 September, 2014
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
OVERVIEW A3E - the Advanced Audio + Applications Exchange - is the first major industry conference focused on Audio Development and true Next–Gen Technology Innovations. A3E features three conferences, which bring Artists, Developers and Manufacturers together to explore the impact of Algorithmic Intelligence, Mobile Technology, Controllerism &...
MMA @ The 2015 NAMM Show January 22-25 2015 Anaheim CA USA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
MIDI Innovations Exhibit Hall E #1086 Exhibitors were: Sensorpoint: "Jambe" iOS Percussion InstrumentBome: MIDI/USB/Ethernet/WiFi Translator BoxUbisoft: "Rocksmith" guitar training & game softwareQuicco: Wireless (BLE) MIDI Adapter "MI.1"Psicraft: Synth Editing Software and Juno-106 MIDI Kit There was also a MIDI JAM Area where attendees could ...
Older MMA Press Releases-1996-1998
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MIDI News
Industry Players Agree on Common Format for Wavetable Synthesis (10/98) ​At the 45th meeting of the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), audio experts reached agreement on a common format for creating sounds with the popular "wavetable synthesis" technique. The agreement merges the best features of different specifications promoted by the MIDI Manu...
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About MIDI-Part 1:Overview
The MIDI Association
MIDI 1.0
MIDI (pronounced "mid-e") is a technology that makes creating, playing, or just learning about music easier and more rewarding. Playing a musical instrument can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and friendship. Whether your goal is to play in a band, or you just want to perform privately in your home, or you want to develop your skills as a music com...
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About MIDI-Part 2:MIDI Cables & Connectors
The MIDI Association
MIDI 1.0
Part 2: MIDI Cables & Connectors Many different "transports" can be used for MIDI messages. The speed of the transport determines how much MIDI data can be carried, and how quickly it will be received. 5-Pin MIDI DIN Using a 5-pin "DIN" connector, the MIDI DIN transport was developed back in 1983, so it is slow compared to common high-spee...
Animusic-MIDI-Driven Computer Animation
Animusic-MIDI-Driven Computer Animation
The MIDI Association
Creating with MIDI
Animusic produces innovative music animation by leveraging MIDI data in creating "virtual concerts". The animation of graphical instrument elements is generated using proprietary software called MIDImotionTM. The technique is analytical, note-based, and involves a pre-process (as opposed to being reactive, sound-based, and real-time). Feature: Inte...
MIDI Electronic Light Scape Device ("eLSD")
MIDI Electronic Light Scape Device ("eLSD")
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MIDI Hardware
"Manipulate the state of your mind" using Light Scape sequences. Enjoy the psychedelic color experience that the eLSD is inducing. It gently pulses light and color in front of your eyes, influencing your brain waves and the state of your mind. Create your own Light Scape sequences (The eLSD is a USB-MIDI device).  We have seen lots of MIDI dev...
MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!
MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
DC Cemetery will be updated for 2017! For years now the Brent Ross, Creator & Designer of the DC Cemetery has been creating some of best Halloween haunts by using all kinds of technology including MIDI. Here is an article form 2008 updated with the 2014 video and information on where you can see the 2017 version DC...
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RTP-MIDI or MIDI over Networks
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MIDI Connections
RTP-MIDI (IETF RFC 6295) is a specification for sending/receiving standard "MIDI 1.0" messages using standard networking protocols ("Real Time Protocol" and "Internet Protocol"). RTP-MIDI includes a data recovery mechanism (MIDI event journaling) to address packet loss that can occur on networks, eliminating the need for packet retransmission (whic...
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Tutorial: MIDI and Music Synthesis
The MIDI Association
Creating with MIDI
An explanation of music synthesis technology and how MIDI is used to generate and control sounds. This document was originally published in 1995 at a time when MIDI had been used in electronic musical instruments for more than a decade, but was still a relatively new technology in the computer industry. All these years later, the PC industry has ch...
The Taxonomy of Arpeggiator/LFO Sync
The Taxonomy of Arpeggiator/LFO Sync
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
An explanation of issues to consider for syncing hardware devices (LauterZEIT website). lauterZEIT - Taxonomy of Arpeggiator and LFO Sync http://lauterzeit.com/arp_lfo_seq_sync/
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MIDI for Guitarists
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MIDI Hardware
"What is MIDI and How Can I Use It" (Seymour Duncan website). What is MIDI and How Can I Use It? | Seymour Duncan http://www.seymourduncan.com/blog/the-tone-garage/what-is-midi-and-how-can-i-use-it
About Web MIDI
About Web MIDI
The MIDI Association
MIDI Connections
The Web MIDI API connects your MIDI gear directly to your browser. Your browser connects you to the rest of the world. MIDI hardware support has been available for a long time in Windows, Mac OS, iOS and most computer/tablet/smart phone platforms through USB, WiFi and even Bluetooth interfaces. But until now, there has been no standard mechani...
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2015 China Web Audio/MIDI Application & Innovation Contest
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MIDI News
​August 2015 -- This contest is a joint partnership between CMIA, MMA, Google, and AMEI, to sponsor the promotion of web based music and audio application development and innovations, by leveraging the latest development in web audio APIs and web MIDI APIs, to develop new products and services, and creating more business opportunities for the music...
Google Web Audio/MIDI Hackathon at Music China 2015
Google Web Audio/MIDI Hackathon at Music China 2015
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MIDI Connections
A special Web Audio/MIDI Hackathon was organized for web developers by Google at the Google Shanghai office. More than 70 developers from across China, from as far as Beijing and Zhangjiakou in northern China, and even a developer from the Netherlands, came to attend the event, which was lead by Ryoya Kawai and Encai Liu of Yamaha, to train the dev...
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About MIDI-Part 4:MIDI Files
The MIDI Association
MIDI 1.0
Standard MIDI Files ("SMF" or *.mid files)   Standard MIDI Files ("SMF" or *.mid files) are a popular source of music on the web, and for musicians performing in clubs who need a little extra accompaniment. The files contain all the MIDI instructions for notes, volumes, sounds, and even effects. The files are loaded into some form of 'player' ...
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About MIDI-Part 3:MIDI Messages
The MIDI Association
MIDI 1.0
Part 3: MIDI Messages The MIDI Message specification (or "MIDI Protocol") is probably the most important part of MIDI. MIDI is a music description language in digital (binary) form. It was designed for use with keyboard-based musical instruments, so the message structure is oriented to performance events, such as picking a note and then striking it...
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Why MIDI Matters
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Getting Started with MIDI Tutorials
MIDI is like air, it's all around you, most of the time you can take it for granted, but if you are a digital musician you probably couldn't live with out it. MIDI is inside musical instruments, computers, tablets, smart phones, stage lighting, audio mixers, and many other products from well-known international companies including Apple, Gibso...