The Official MIDI Specifications

MIDI Reference Tables

Our reference tables are the quick and easy way to look up the meaning of a particular MIDI message number, find a Manufacturer ID number, find international standards that incorporate MIDI, and more.

Summary of MIDI Messages

The following table lists many of the major MIDI messages in numerical (binary) order.

Expanded Messages List (Status Bytes)

The following table lists all of the Status Bytes in binary numerical order.

Control Change Messages (Data Bytes)

The following table lists all currently defined Control Change messages and Channel Mode messages, in control number order.

Universal System Exclusive Messages

The following table lists all currently defined Universal System Exclusive Messages.

Manufacturer SysEx ID Numbers

Manufacturer SysEx IDs allow manufacturers to uniquely identify their products and communicate product-specific information over MIDI.

DLS Proprietary Chunk IDs

DLS Proprietary Chunk IDs allow manufacturers to uniquely identify their DLS products and provide a means for embedding customized product information into a standard DLS file.

Standards that Incorporate MIDI

MIDI technology is incorporated by reference (to the MMA documents) in many standards developed by other Standards Setting Organizations.