MIDI is one of the single most important standards in modern music production, without it, whole genres of music would not have been created. Even now, 30 years on, MIDI still provides the building blocks for the entire music industry.
Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, and audio processing devices. With over 40 years of innovation that continues to shape the sound of modern music, Roland sets the standards in music technology for the world to follow.
Synthtopia is a portal devoted to electronic music. There are lots of electronica sites, but they all seem to cover one tiny aspect of electronica: trance, classical electronic music, dance, or synthesizers. Synthtopia covers it all.