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MIDI Association member Moog Music release announced Animoog Z is available as a free download. A decade after its release as Moog Music's first professional synthesizer for iOS devices, the award-winning Animoog Anisotropic Synth Engine (ASE) app sees a complete transformation, reborn as Animoog Z. The evolved iteration of the app, now a...
MIDI Association member DoreMIDI announced the MPC10 Pedal convertor MIDI Pedal Converter (MPC-10) is a converter designed by DOREMiDi that can automatically detect multiple types of instrument pedals and convert the signals from the pedals into MIDI Messages.  This product is compatible with positive polarity expression pedal, reverse po...
MIDI Association member Moforte announced Geoswam II created in collaboration with MIDI Association member Audio Modeling GeoSWAM II, beautifully inspired physically modeled instruments including GeoTrumpet, GeoBassTrombone, GeoBassFlute, GeoViola and GeoPizzBass, all powered by Audio Modeling's SWAM technology. The GeoSWAM II instruments are aweso...
MIDI Association member Bome Software announced their MIDI networking and routing tool is now available in the Apple App Store. Connect your iPad or iPhone to the BomeBox' built-in WiFi: now all MIDI gear plugged into the BomeBox can be used with and from your mobile device.Or access the BomeBox(es) via an existing WiFi hub using WiFi or ...
MIDI Association member Media Overkill announced Miniraze and a special Bob Moog Foundation 15th Anniversary Miniraze Sound Bank   Miniraze is a powerful yet approachable wave-slicing virtual synth that offers you sounds for the future, inspired by the past. Featuring MOK's patented wave-slicing engine, Miniraze gives you the ab...
MIDI Association member Bitwig announced Studio 4.1 with an emphasis on new ways to create and process notes  What if notes did more than trigger your sounds? As musical signals that dance and curve, notes just do more in Bitwig Studio, both on the timeline and in performance. Version 4.1 is here, adding eight new note effects. So with 20+ FX ...
MIDI Association corporate member Spectrasonics has introduced a new brand and new experiences for Omnisphere.  Omnisphere has been a huge part of many producer's and musician's sonic arsenal for years since it was introduced in 2009.  Now Spectrasonics has developed a brand new way of interfacing with Omnisphere call Sonic...
MIDI 2.0 Universal MIDI Packet (UMP)  The Universal MIDI Packet (UMP) is a fundamental aspect of MIDI 2.0, which allows programs to negotiate and communicate with MIDI 1.0 and MIDI 2.0 products.  Florian Bomers joins us again to lead 3 workshops across November and December to explore this in detail. Florian runs his own company...
MIDI Association Member Nektar Releases IMPACT LX MINI Nektar has introduced the Impact LX Mini, a new mobile USB MIDI Controller Keyboard that offers 2 independent Arpeggiator/Repeat engines, LED drum pads, a joystick, foot-switch socket and a 25-note mini-keyboard with velocity. Impact LX Mini makes the power of Nektar's Impact LX range...
MIDI Association Member Apple Releases Logic Pro 10.7  Apple released Logic Pro 10.7 with spatial audio as the star, but there are also a lot of other new features.  New in Logic Pro 10.7 New features and enhancements Mixer now supports spatial audio tools for Dolby Atmos:Expanded pan controls.13 plug-ins expanded for 7.1.2 chan...
MIDI Association Member Expressive E Releases Imagine-multidimensional acoustic tones Expressive E has taken a different approach to synthesis in their newest plugin-imagine.  Imagine offers hundreds of instrument layers, meticulously modeled to bring their very own character. Each preset combines two of these instrument layers to of...
MIDI Association Member Antares Audio Technology releases vocoder modeling technology   Antares new release integrates the sound of vintage vocoders with their renown Autotune technology.  Of course, MIDI control is integral using a vocoder.  This advanced vocoder plug-in includes models of all the classic vocoders you know...
There's a lot of excitement in the air -  MIDI 2.0, VR/AR, spatial audio, flying taxis and Facebook's own flight of fancy, Metaspace (it took me three goes to stop this being called Meatspace; perhaps aptly?).  Back in 1985 there was a similar air of expectation. MIDI had just been ratified by a quorum of MI ...
This is a translation of an article on the Chinese Musical Instrument Association's website.  The original article is linked below. Music China is now scheduled for  January 14-17, 2022  Creating an interconnected space for music technology and leading the cross-border integration of the musical instrument industry  Under t...
Exclusive interviews with the embodme team from their offices in Paris  It's always exciting to see something new. On a recent trip to Paris, we got a chance to visit one of the newest members of the MIDI Association, embodme and meet their whole development team that had just finished up and shipped the first units of their Erae Touch MI...
KnittedKeyboard is a recent project coming out from the Responsive Environments Group at the MIT Media Lab. This instrument provides new interactions and tactile experiences for musical expressions, and it can be easily worn, folded, rolled up, and packed in our luggage like a pair of socks or a scarf. The project was initi...
MIDI Association Member Hotone's new Ampero Control is deceptively simple, but extremely powerful  At first glance, the Ampero Control looks like it is just 4 simple footswitches, but it is really so much more.   Let's take a look at the complete feature set and then dig into details of each feature.  Compact, smart 4-foots...
Mark of the Unicorn's newest version of Performer adds MPE support, Articulation Maps, and Per Note Controls It seems like MOTU has been paying close attention to developments in the MIDI Association around MIDI 2.0.  Their newest version of Performer adds a ton of new MIDI features.  MPE and Per Note CC Support  First, Per...
Who are Sound Iron? Soundiron is a recent addition to the growing list of MIDI Association companies.  They joined after attending a webinar with developers that was focused on the Orchestral Articulation Profile which will use the new Attribute Types and Attribute Data of MIDI 2.0 to embed sample articulations right i...
ISLA Instruments recently joined the MIDI Association as voting corporate member ISLA Instruments was founded by Brad Holland, a professional musician and studio technician in 2015.  He realized his love of music, technology and electronics were perfect for a new type of MIDI controller.   ISLA's first produc...
How MIDI helped create one of the most innovative albums in Venezuelan musical history by transcending epochs, distances, styles and production strategies By Bartolomé Díaz & Félix Carmona Caracas, Venezuela Venezuela was, and still is, and extremely musical land, a fact documented by such illustrious travelers as Alexander Von Humboldt upon hi...
A Week of Game Audio Lessons  The Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG) of the MIDI Association is the special interest group that represents MIDI and audio to the gaming community. This year the all virtual Game Developers Conference includes a number of sessions sponsored by the IASIG and other sessions on audio that should be of ...
Geert was instrumental in getting MPE standardized  Geert currently works at Moog as a product manager and software engineer, but he was at the center of the MPE revolution and helped develop firmware for several key MPE products including the Roger Linn LinnStrument and the Eigenharp.  The whole Gaz Williams show is 2...
MIDI Controllers (Products, Physical Controls, and Messages) Unfortunately the word controller is overburdened in the MIDI lexicon and probably the most overused word in the world of MIDI.  It can refer to three different things- products, physical controls and messages.  MIDI Controller=Product  People can say MIDI Control...