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Alan Parsons pioneers MIDI recording back in 1985

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There's a lot of excitement in the air -  MIDI 2.0, VR/AR, spatial audio, flying taxis and Facebook's own flight of fancy, Metaspace (it took me three goes to stop this being called Meatspace; perhaps aptly?).  Back in 1985 there was a similar air of expectation. MIDI had just been ratified by a quorum of MI ...

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A very MIDI Christmas and Happy Holidays 2021 to all

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The Santasizer - MIDI Controlled Santa madness Sam Battle (LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER) released a new MIDI creation just in time for Christmas- "The Santasizer." It's a choir of toy Santas that can be played from a MIDI keyboard.  Add some MIDI and modular synths for the sound track and you have everything you need to have a very MIDI Chri...

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MIDI used to complete Beethoven's 10th symphony

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MIDI Association contributor Walter Werzowa was featured on CNN today (Dec 26, 2021) One of the best things about the MIDI Association is the great people we get to meet and associate with. After all they don't call it an association for nothing.  This year during May Is MIDI Month, we were putting together a panel on ...

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MIDI and Music AI

MIDI and Music AI

Google's Duet AI (with Web MIDI)  Google Creative Lab recently released A.I. Duet, an interactive AI Music experiment that lets you use your laptop keyboard or a MIDI keyboard (using Chrome's Web MIDI feature) to make music and experiment with artificial intelligence .  Duet was built by Yotam Mann and t...

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Moritz Simon Geist aka "Sonic Robots" creates Techno Music Robots!

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 At SXSW 2019, Moritz Simon Geist performed and presented several workshops on using robots and MIDI.  His new EP is created completely with MIDI controllers controlling robots he created himself.  A latency control concept for midi driven mechanic robotic instruments Geist is deeply into MIDI. His blog details a proposal for ho...

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Ólafur Arnalds' MIDI Generative effects and Pianos that go Bleep Bloop

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Ólafur Arnalds didn't start out playing keyboards. He started out as a drummer in hard rock bands. He is not alone. Yoshiki from the legendary Japanese hard rock band X Japan comes to mind. Many people forget that the piano is classified as a percussion instrument along with marimbas and vibraphones.  He has ...

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55th GRAMMY® Award for MIDI

55th GRAMMY® Award for MIDI

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...

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The Open Door: Macintosh, Midi, and Music (1988)

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. 

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MIDI From The Inside

MIDI From The Inside

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...

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Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones

Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones

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...

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