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What are you creating with MIDI?

Live Performances, Songs, Movie Scores, Music for Games ?

Maybe you are a DYI/Arduino/Maker creator or an app developer for Web MIDI, iOS or Android. 

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AudioCipher V3: The Word-to-MIDI Melody and Chord Progression Generator

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MIDI Association partner AudioCipher Technologies has just published Version 3.0 of their melody and chord progression generator plugin. Type in a word or phrase and AudioCipher will automatically generate MIDI files for any virtual instrument in your DAW. AudioCipher helps you overcome creative block with the first ever text-to-MIDI VST for music ...

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What is MIDI Art and MIDI Drawing?

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MIDI art is a fun, emerging technique that's taking the internet by storm. This unusual approach to songwriting centers around creating 2-D art from colored MIDI notes in the piano roll of a Digital Audio Workstation, displayed to the listener for their amusement. Not all MIDI art sounds good, but it usually expresses a visual concept. Th...

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Google Magenta-Making Music with MIDI and Machine Learning

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In January 2018, we covered Intel's Keynote pre-show which prominently featured Artificial Intelligence and MIDI.   But one of the leaders in the AI and Machine Learning field is Google.  Their Magenta project has been doing a lot of research and experimentation in using machine learning for both art and music. The gre...

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Explore MIDI Effects in Live – free workshop 27th April

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This workshop is part of a series of monthly free live events about MIDI organised by the Music Hackspace  Date & Time: Tuesday 27th April 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 1pm NYC / 10am LA Level: Beginner Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live's native MIDI FX pro...

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DrumSpider - MIDI -> Light Interface for beginner drummers

DrumSpider Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drumspider-play-the-drums-in-5-minutes/x/19050349?fbclid=IwAR2aP4hc6K_kHtt-R9dYbChTI0SKM3YoBFBtJFFZyoxi2yRE8L09XPktSow#/           Group of passion electronics and musicians created DrumSpider - the device to learn how to play the drums in 5 minutes. The...

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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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The People Who Created the DIY MIDI Revolution

The People Who Created the DIY MIDI Revolution

Do It Yourself MIDI ​With the boom in open-source electronics platform like Arduino and the growth of 3-D printers, it's become easier and easier to create your own MIDI controller. We wanted to introduce you to some of the people and companies who helped create the DIY MIDI revolution. Moldover- The Godfather of Controllerism M...

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Animusic-MIDI-Driven Computer Animation

Animusic-MIDI-Driven Computer Animation

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...

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MIDI and the Surface Pen

Pens and stylus' have been employed as computer interaction devices for quite some time now. Most commonly they were used along with peripheral graphics tablets to give a more natural flow to the artist or designer than a mouse could muster. With the release of the Surface Pro hybrid laptop by Microsoft in 2012 they brought a digital pen along to p...

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Game Design Angles: How To Become A Designer

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 Game design is an incredibly exciting creative industry that ties together many different disciplines, including graphical design, audio engineering and coding. Audio specialists in particular have one of the more lucrative positions in the industry, with sound designers earning $51k on average for using systems like MIDI to create epic sound...

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