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Tapis Magique: A Choreomusical Interactive Carpet
Irmandy
MIDI News
Tapis Magique is a pressure-sensitive, knitted electronic textile carpet that generates three-dimensional sensor data based on body postures and gestures and drives an immersive sonic environment in real-time. Demonstrating an organic and expressive relationship between choreography and music has been a never-ending feat in the performance arts, as...
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Don Lewis: A Remembrance
Gregory Scandalis
MIDI News
Some of you may be aware that Don Lewis passed away the week of Nov 7, 2022.  Don was a synthesis pioneer who created a hardware platform for controlling banks of Synthesizers (Oberheim, Arp 2600s) prior to MIDI, which he called LEO (Live Electronic Orchestra). Mr. Kakehashi of Roland worked with Don starting in 1969 and cr...
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Naada Collection I for GeoShred
Gregory Scandalis
MIDI News
MIDI Association members Wizdom Music and moForte are proud to announce the release of the new Naada Instruments for GeoShred. As with all GeoShred instruments, these are models of the physics of the instrument. They are expressive and interactive.  These instruments can be played from the expressive GeoShred Keyboard, an MPE controller, ...
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The MIDI Association at ADC 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
The MIDI Association will be presenting two very important sessions at the Audio Developers Conference in 2022  There are two very important MIDI Association sessions for developers at ADC 2022 described below. Those sessions are important because since adopting the core MIDI 2.0 specifications in January of ...
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AMEI to Fund Open Source MIDI 2.0 Driver for Windows
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
November 1, 2022 - The Association of Musical Electronics Industries (AMEI), the organization that oversees the MIDI specification in Japan, has committed to funding the development of an open-source USB MIDI 2.0 Host Driver for Windows Operating Systems under a memorandum of understanding between AMEI, AmeNote Inc, and Microsoft. AMEI is underwrit...
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CME introduces hybrid MIDI Thru box with built-in Bluetooth MIDI
Thomas
MIDI News
CME Pro, the small-scale innovator and contributing board member of the MIDI Association, is pleased to announce the world's first hybrid MIDI-thru-box with premium Bluetooth MIDI. Following the successful launch of its WIDI technology, CME is taking the next step with the introduction of WIDI Thru6 BT as the latest addition to the WIDI family. WID...
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Hans Zimmer says "“MIDI saved my life”
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Hans Zimmer is one of the most famous and prolific film composer in the world.  He has composed music for over 150 films including blockbusters like The Lion King, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, the Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk.  In a recent interview with ...
Bace Plug-in & Standalone App Bace transforms your voice into a Drum Machine
Introducing Bace: a Voice-to-MIDI Plug-in & Standalone App
Chris Samuels
MIDI News
Almost two years ago, we set out to build a tool that could capture an idea and turn it into workable music. After a long period of developing machine learning models and getting the UI just right, I'm incredibly proud to say that we are ready to put our creation out into the world. That idea I had while on tour with my band, sitting in the back of...
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3 Best AI Music Generators for MIDI Creation
Ezra Sandzer-Bell
MIDI News
A new generation of AI MIDI software has emerged over the past 5 years. Google, OpenAI, and Spotify have each published a free MIDI application powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. The MIDI Association reported on innovations in this space previously. Google's AI Duet, their Music Transformer, and Massive Technolo...
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MIDI - The Music Education Tool K-12 Can't Live Without: New Benchmarks for Chromebooks
John Kuzmich, Jr., Ph.D.
MIDI News
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is the technical standard for connecting electronic musical instruments and computers to record, edit, and playback music.Created in 1983 and 40 years later, it is still essential in music education because playing any keyboard note can generate: Notation Pitch Velocity Panning Vibrato Clock Signals Key P...
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The MIDI Association at Synthplex 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Live events are starting to happen again after a long layoff and the MIDI Association is excited to be participating in Synthplex. October 27-October 30, 2022Los Angeles Burbank Airport Convention Center2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank, California 91505 We will be at Booth 58 and we will be joined by MIDI Association companies who have their own bo...
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MIDI Makes The Mainstream on Jeopardy
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
In April 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected MIDI.org for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive. But in 2022, MIDI went mainstream as a question on Jeopardy and one of three contestants got the answer right.  Heather, you are our her...
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The MIDI Association Announces MIDI 2.0 Development Tools
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
MIDI Association announces global initiative by over 50 MIDI Association companies to prototype MIDI 2.0.  The MIDI Association has released details of the ongoing, industry-wide initiative by over 50 MIDI Association companies to develop MIDI 2.0 products and services. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, MIDI Associati...
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More Playful Products with MIDI at NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Join MIDI Association President Athan Billias, artiphon's Emma Supica and Oddball's Pasquale Totaro for a discussion of playful (and round) products that use MIDI from the June 2022 NAMM show  Follow the bouncing ball as it sends out MIDI messages and learn how music teachers in Anaheim are getting kids to express thei...
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Playful Products with MIDI at NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Join MIDI Association President Athan Billias, Big Ear Games Aviv Ben-Yahuda , Playtronics' Sacha Pas and Playtime Engineering's Troy Sheets for a discussion of playful products that use MIDI from the June 2022 NAMM show.  Sorry, it took awhile to get this interview up. But it was an entertaining conversation. Just remembering how great i...
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What is MIDI Art and MIDI Drawing?
Ezra Sandzer-Bell
MIDI News
MIDI art is a fun, emerging technique that's taking the internet by storm. This unusual approach to songwriting centers around creating 2-D art from colored MIDI notes in the piano roll of a Digital Audio Workstation, displayed to the listener for their amusement. Not all MIDI art sounds good, but it usually expresses a visual concept. Th...
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The NAMM Foundation and the MIDI Association announce the Launch of The MIDI Fund
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Los Angeles, CA - June 2, 2022 The NAMM Foundation and the MIDI Association are pleased to announce the MIDI Fund, a new donor-advised fund in The NAMM Foundation.  The MIDI Fund will support projects and programs that advance engagement in music-making and the varied and unique options to make, create and explore music made possible by MIDI, ...
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The MIDI Association Announces MIDI 2.0 Over A2B™
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Los Angeles, CA - June 1, 2022.The MIDI Association announced today the addition of MIDI 2.0 capabilities to the Automotive Audio Bus (A2B®) from Analog Devices, Inc. The technology was showcased at the MIDI Association booth #10300 at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California on June 3-5, 2022.  A2B® is a high bandwidth, bidirectional, digital aud...
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The June NAMM MIDI Zone Virtual Tour
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
NAMM puts MIDI on the map at the June NAMM show  We covered all the MIDI Association booths (10300, The MIDI Zone Lounge and Studio 108) in our last article and now it is time to dive into the booths of MIDI Association and AMEI members at the June NAMM show.   With NAMM's cooperation, we were able to put together a solid b...
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MIDI Association hosts multiple events and makes multiple announcements at June NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Behind the scenes at the NAMM Show 2022 The first day of set up for a trade show is always interesting because you get to see all the behind the scenes action.  Like most trade shows in the US, Freeman is the company that provides all the  infrastructure for the NAMM show from carpet to drapes to the AV gear ...
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Sequential Circuits Founder Dave Smith has passed away
Athan Billias
MIDI News
It's with great sadness that we announce that Dave Smith has passed away The MIDI Association wouldn't exist without Dave's contributions to MIDI, but having known Dave for over 30 years and worked closely with him at Korg (and also in getting the Sequential name back when I was a Yamaha), he was also not actually a big fan of being called the "Fat...
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PTZOptics Brings MIDI Control to PTZ Cameras
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
New firmware update allows users to control a PTZ camera with any MIDI device  Downingtown, PA - May 26, 2022. PTZOptics, leading manufacturers of affordable broadcast-quality robotic cameras, and the MIDI Association, the international stewards of MIDI technology, today announce a new frontier for MIDI control. In a joint project, rapidl...
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MIDI Association Offers a Full Schedule Leading up to NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
 Saturday, May 21 MIDI In Music Education webinar with Craig Anderton  Anaheim, CA - May 18, 2022... The MIDI Association has been working furiously behind the scenes over the past year, and we're ready to showcase the results, kicking off a series of events leading to the NAMM Show in June. It all begins Saturday, May 21, celebrating&nbs...
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MIDI In Music Education Webinar -Saturday, May 21
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Join the inaugural webinar of the MIDI Association's MIDI in Music Education (MiME) working group.  To celebrate "May is MIDI Month," we welcome Craig Anderton - who's played Carnegie Hall, written 45 books on music technology, and lectured around the world for over four decades.His talk on "Music, MIDI, and the Art of Inspired Instruction" wi...