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This section of resources covers stories about MIDI people and the stories behind MIDI products.  

There are interviews with MIDI artists and the people behind the MIDI products you use, the inside scoop on what the future holds for MIDI and much more. 

The Great American Horn Machine GAHM

The Great American Horn Machine GAHM

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 ...

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ALMA Sound: True Music of the Spheres

ALMA Sound: True Music of the Spheres

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...

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Fun with MIDI

Fun with MIDI

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...

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Mind To MIDI

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What if you could control MIDI with your brain? Does that sound like science fiction? Actually there are lots of people who have been exploring how to connect brain waves Electroencephalography (EEG) to MIDI.  Let's take a look at how that works.  Electroencephalography (EEG) is a method to record electrical activity of the...

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Herrmutt Lobby

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​We got several entrees for suggested content from the December 2017 MIDI Association newsletter.  One was for an article on CTRLCap from Edwin Joassart. We did a little more research and decided to do an article not just on CNTRLCap, but on the developers behind it -Herrmutt Lobby.  Herrmutt Lobby has created not just...

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Music, Plants, MIDI and the founder of the CIA Polygraph Unit!

Music, Plants, MIDI and the founder of the CIA Polygraph Unit!

MIDI gets used for so many different things and one interesting MIDI application is plant music.  The story of MIDI and plants starts quite naturally with the CIA.  Yes, that's right "that" CIA,  the Central Intelligence Agency. Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Backster (which you must admit is a great name for an interrogatio...

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MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!

MIDI's Not Scary -- Unless it's Halloween!

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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"Let's" Makes You Want to Play Music with Art

"Let's" Makes You Want to Play Music with Art

LET'S is a team of Seattle multi media artists (Andy Arkley, Courtney Barnebey and Peter Lynch) who create interactive sculptures that combine art and sound using MIDI.  In their latest installation , We, now on at MadArt gallery in Seattle, the LET's team uses DIY controllers and an in-depth knowledge of MIDI to allow ...

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Brockett Parsons and the Piano Arc

Brockett Parsons and the Piano Arc

 Brockett Parsons is a keyboard player from Summit, New Jersey.  Brockett studied at Bucknell University and played both piano and trumpet. He went on to study further at Berkelee College of Music in Boston.  In 2009 Brockett then became a winner of the MTV reality show "Making His Band" featuring P Diddy. The show was an intens...

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Navi Retlav-#DigMyRig Top Ten

Navi Retlav-#DigMyRig Top Ten

#DigMyRig Photo Gear List  This is my "Battery powered studio" currently unplugged since I'm missing the multi channel audio interface that could handle most of my synths at once for live play. I'm also hoping to record the new CD with all of them and make some live gigs in local clubs. I'm trying to limit my self only to battery powered hardw...

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