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Google Releases Song Maker with Web MIDI

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Google Creative Lab, Use All Five, and Yotam Mann launched a new browser-based music sequencer called Song Maker.  It's a classic grid style sequencer and allows anyone to easily create simple grooves on the web.  You can even connect your MIDI keyboard or other controllers to input notes via Web MIDI.  When you're fin...

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Google's Music Transformer- State of the Art in Music AI?

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Google has been doing amazing work in music AI and recently they posted demos created by their Music Transformer. The goal was to generate longer pieces of music that had more coherence because the model was using relative attention.  We found that by using relative attention, which explicitly modulates attention based on how far apart tw...

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AR Pianist combines MIDI and AI to create virtual piano performances in your home

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Massive Technologies releases major update to AR Pianist with new MIDI and Audio features Massive Technologies (MT) newest AR Pianist update shows the unique power of combining MIDI Data with AI and VR technologies and is an incredibly engaging combination of new technologies.  They gave The MI...

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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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Celebrate International Women's Day with Music Hackspace

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Whether you are a beginner or advanced we invite you to explore our unique workshops, which range from live coding sound to creating dynamic drum patterns, plus much more…. All sessions will be led by women artists, creators, producers and educators, within a safe and inviting online space. Here, at Music Hackspace we champion and celebrate women w...

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Sonoclast: Plastic Pitch Plus - Using MIDI to Experiment with Microtonality

I created the Plastic Pitch Plus (PPP) to experiment with microtonality.  My primary design goal was to create a physical interface that gives immediate and independent control of pitches in a scale.  One way of doing microtonality involves generating lists of frequencies or ratios. In contrast, I wanted something that would naturally eng...

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Music Hackspace, the MIDI Association and NAMM host the first MIDI Innovation Awards

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Livestream awards show on January 21 during NAMM's Believe in Music week It's time to honor the innovators and DIY enthusiasts who are advancing the state of the art in music technology. by Craig Anderton, President of the MIDI Association

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First Annual MIDI Innovation Awards Honors The Top 10 Entries: Watch the highlights

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The MIDI Association, Music Hackspace, and NAMM held the first MIDI Innovation Awards online. The event showcased the Top 10 entries, as innovators from nine countries competed for a share of $20,000 worth of prizes in a fast-paced, livestreamed show, which also featured live and recorded performances. The show's climax was announcing the three Gra...

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