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Join as an Individual Member

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The MIDI Association (TMA) is the global non-profit organization that connects the companies who develop MIDI products and new MIDI specifications with all the people around the world that create music and art with MIDI. Join for free and.....

  • Stay updated on the latest MIDI news
  • Get our free MIDI Message Newsletter
  • Share MIDI tips, tricks and ideas on our forum
  • Join us at live and virtual MIDI Events

Join as a Corporate Member

Corporate membership is open to any commercial entity that designs, develops, or produces products that use MIDI technology. Our members include OS companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft, hardware companies like Yamaha, Roland, and Korg, and software companies including Ableton, Bitwig, MoForte, Native Instruments, Steinberg, Synthogy and many, many more.

  • Get access to MIDI 2.0 developers tools
  • Get access to MIDI 2.0 specifications under development
  • Be a voting member on new specs
  • Apply to use the MIDI 2.0 logo marks at no charge
MIDI Association Event List

Consumer Electronics Show

MIDI Innovation Awards Live Show September 16

Registration is now open for CES® 2024 — taking place Jan. 9-12, in Las Vegas.

Flip the switch on global business opportunity with CES, where you can meet with partners, customers, media, investors, and policymakers from across the industry and the world all in one place.

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the most powerful tech event in the world.

The MIDI Association is Allied Association of the Consumer Electonics Show and will have a booth featuring the latest developments of MIDI 2.0. 

January 9-12, 2024

The NAMM Show 2024

Winter NAMM Show 2024

Registration is now open for NAMM 2024 — taking place Jan. 25-28, in Anaheim, CA. 

The MIDI Association is planning a large 30' by 30' booth (10302) at the front of Hall A.  The booth will have displays of recently released MIDI 2.0 products and a stage area for presentations and panels. About two thirds of the booth will be for seating so people can comfortable seat and watch the presentations. 

Click on the link below to check out more details of our plans and take a NAMM 2024 survey. 

January 9-12, 2024

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What is the MIDI Association?

The MIDI Association (TMA) is the global non-profit organization that connects the companies who develop MIDI products and new MIDI specifications with all the people around the world that create music and art with MIDI. 


The Official MIDI Specifications

The Official MIDI Specifications

The MIDI Association produces the technical Specifications that make MIDI products work together.

We are working on many updates and additions to the MIDI 2.0 specifications right now. 

Join the MIDI Association and then use the link below to download MIDI Specifications.

MIDI has been and will always be free for anyone to use. 


Our Mission for Individual Members

  • Nurture an inclusive global MIDI community 
  • Connect people who use MIDI with the companies that create MIDI products
  • Promote new ways of creatively using MIDI
  • Promote MIDI In Music Education

Our Mission for Corporate Members

  • Promote the use of MIDI technology and products
  • Ensure the interoperability of MIDI products
  • Create new MIDI standards for new market needs
  • Protect the term MIDI and the MIDI logo marks


Recent Forum Posts


Using Midi file as Midi device?
That's easy to do on Mac or Linux, but I don't know how to do it on Windows...
Funny enough I want to do this on Mac but only know how to do this on Windows. How would you do it on MacOS?
Master channel pitch? (And other pitch issues)
There are 2 RPN messages for “Channel Fine Tuning” and “Channel Coarse Tuning” in the MIDI 1.0 specification. Many MIDI devices support these. RPN 01 - FINE TUNING: Resolution: 100/8192 cents Range: 100/8192* (-8192) to 100/8192* ...
The MIDI@40 NAMM Movie