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MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Announces Major Expansion
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
With over 70 member companies and the imminent release of MIDI 2.0, the MMA's importance continues to increase   Los Angeles, CA—December 2019…With the impending adoption of MIDI 2.0, the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Board of Directors is expanding the scope of the organization to accommodate future growth. Tom White, who guided t...
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10 Innovative Companies Share MMA booth 9701 at NAMM 2020
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
​MIDI is at the center of the NAMM Synth Showcase For the past few years, the MIDI Manufacturers Association's booth has been located right by the main entrance to Hall A in the Anaheim Convention center in an area called the Synth Showcase. We actually host two booths.   Booth 9700 is the MIDI Manufacturers Booth where MMA board members ...
WIDI Master Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter
CME Introduces WIDI: New milestone in Bluetooth MIDI
Yitian Zhao
MIDI Connections
Introducing WIDI MasterCME has been the wireless MIDI expert since 2005. Our WIDI (Wireless MIDI) technology already serves thousands of professional musicians worldwide. After CME launched the Xkey Air (2015) and the WIDI BUD (2016) there has been ongoing conversations about advanced MIDI connectivity over Bluetooth. Following that ...
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Elk Audio OS for everyone!
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Elk releases open source version of award winning Audio Operating System and Development Kit for Raspberry Pi.   We've covered ELK innovations on the site before. Check out these articles on Steinberg and the  Elk Powered Retrologue desktop synth and the collaboration between Fishman, Arturia and MIND Music Labs and th...
KMI K-Board Pro 4 with a Bitwig Studio 8-Track Bundle Makes MPE Easy
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
The KMI K-Board Pro 4   The KMI K-Board Pro 4 started off as Kickstarter campaign in 2016 and quickly got to its funding goal of $50.000. What sets the Pro 4 apart from other controllers is KMI's patented Smart Sensor Fabric technology which is a unique and proprietary conductive material that changes resistance as it ...
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The Bob Moog Foundation honors synth innovator
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
As kids, we grew up knowing that our father had done something remarkable, but it was rarely talked about in the house. Dad didn't talk about work much… at home he just wanted to be Dad. So, it was through thousands of testimonials that were sent to my family during his illness and passing that I came to learn for the first time, at 37 years old, t...
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FLASH — The MIDI OUT Connector that's also Polyphonic FM Synth
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Aaron Andrew Hunt from H-Pi Instruments  in Germany), Tim Alex Jacobs (mitxela · UK)  and Jordan Dimitrov Petkov (Largonet Ltd., MIDI Boutique · Bulgaria have teamed up to create the world's smallest polyphonic MIDI instrument.  It's really incredibly powerful.  FEATURES  TuningUnlimited pitch Gener...
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Skwitch: Connect to your iPhone and start making music
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Skwitch: It's an iPhone accessory David Skulina from Edinburgh, United Kingdom founded Skoogmusic  and in 2015 ran a successful funding campaign on Indiegogo and released it's first original tactile music interface, Skoog. Skwitch is Skoogmusic's newest offering and it is has a unique approach. It clips on yo...
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Monogram Creative Console - A Modular MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Creative Console is a MIDI controller and much, much more  Creative Console integrates with all your typical DAW software Logic Pro XCubaseAbleton LiveFL StudioReaper But it also features native integration with the most popular graphics programs including:  Adobe LumetriPremiere ProAfter Effects. Lightroom Classic,Photosho...
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Reclouder-Hardware, Mobile App and Cloud Service
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Reclouder- personal hybrid recorder  MMA member CME based in Singapore was at Music China in October, 2019 and their new concept called Reclouder received an award as "Most Innovative Newcomer". Reclouder is a unique idea and actually more than just another hardware product. It's actually a totally unique approach to solvin...
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Tristan Calderbank made a drum robot for acoustic music
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Tristan is an acoustic musician and a coder so he combined his skills in this musical performance.   What worked and what didn't  Tristan tried a number of different types of motors for his robot including Car Door Locks, Stepper Motors and Solenoids, but they were all too noisy for the acoustic application he was...
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Re.corder re.invented as a MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
 re.corder gives you three different ways to play.  Play acoustically, with or without the application running. It's a regular recorder. Play digitally (you can mute it with the supplied mute-plug) silently and use the sounds of the app's library, alone or play with up to three other friends! This will allow you to to pract...
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PlantWave uses wireless Bluetooth MIDI to let plants sing
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Data Garden, the people behind MIDISprout release new kickstarter campaign Data Garden was started by Joe Patitucci and Alex Tyson in 2011 to explore the connection between plants, music and technology. In 2012, Data Garden was invited to produce a piece at The Philadelphia Museum of Art. They launched a Kickstarter in...
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ADC 2019 Features MIDI 2.0 and more
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
ADC- the largest audio developers conference in the world   The Audio Developer Conference (ADC) started 5 years ago and has quickly become the leading conference for audio and MIDI programming professionals to gather and discover the latest trends in music production software development.  This yea...
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Audio Assemble-Video Tutorials, Product Reviews, & Pro Tools
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
There are lots of websites that offer information on DAWs and music production.  Audio Assemble takes a unique approach by offering articles, videos, reviews, interviews and information on schools that offer degrees in music and music production.  The database they have put together about music schools is impressive and they also hav...
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GenkI Instruments Wave Ring is Now Shipping
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Genki Instruments announced that they were shipping Wave, the ring that lets you control sound with motion. With three easy-to-use buttons, Wave allows musicians to easily change sounds, parameters and effects using gestures. Since being funded on Indiegogo, many well known musicians have used the Genki Wave on st...
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Bitmi - New USB MIDI Drum Pad
Diego
MIDI Hardware
Hello everyone, my name is Diego Leroux. I´m from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I would like to share with the community a new product I've been developing for the past 3 years. It's called Bitmi, a USB MIDI velocity sensitive drum pad. Bitmi was designed to be simple and effective as a tool to record percussive MIDI tracks. It's class compliant so n...
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The Cloud Piano by David Bowen
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
What does the weather sound like?   David Bowen is an artist who uses data.  He has used data to point an installation of 50 twigs in unison towards the largest piece of space junk currently overhead. He used data to allow the flight of flies to control, aim and shot a revolver. He is not a musician, yet he used M...
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Blokas Midihub Standalone MIDI Processor & Router
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
MMA Member Blokas releases a USB to MIDI router with built-in MIDI processing  Midihub has 4 MIDI DIN inputs, 4 MIDI DIN output ports and a USB port for power supply and/or communicating with the PC and its software. Using the dedicated Midihub Editor lets you customize Midihub's processing as well as se...
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Ólafur Arnalds' MIDI Generative effects and Pianos that go Bleep Bloop
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Ólafur Arnalds didn't start out playing keyboards. He started out as a drummer in hard rock bands. He is not alone. Yoshiki from the legendary Japanese hard rock band X Japan comes to mind. Many people forget that the piano is classified as a percussion instrument along with marimbas and vibraphones.  He has ...
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Developing MIDI applications on Android
Don Turner
Operating Systems
​About Android MIDI​ In 2015 Android introduced MIDI support. Android has billions of users which means there's a whole lot of people with MIDI compatible devices in their pocket! In this article I'll explore the most popular types of MIDI applications on Android and how to choose the right MIDI API when developing your own app. Common types of MID...
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Jamstik Shares Plans for New Studio MIDI Guitar
Meredith Cannon
MIDI Hardware
The newest Jamstik, the Studio, is a full-size, MIDI-capable electric guitar allowing producer-guitarists to create seamlessly in DAWs and music apps. Guitarists and piano players have an equal appetite for music production, but guitar players have been left wanting due to previous technological barriers in the digital guitar market. Jamstik, leade...
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SHARC MIDI and Audio Module from Analog Devices
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Do you want to develop MIDI hardware products? The SHARC® Audio Module is an expandable hardware/software platform enabling project prototyping, development and deployment of audio applications including effects processors; multi-channel audio systems; MIDI synthesizers/controllers, and many other DSP/MIDI-based audio projects. The centerpiece of t...
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How Fishman, Arturia and MIND Music Labs Followed their MUSE to a State of the Art Synth Guitar in 30 Days
Björn
MIDI News
British mega band MUSE is currently on tour promoting their latest album Simulation Theory performing in sold out stadiums all over the world. Each night frontman and guitarist Matt Bellamy brings out a one of a kind guitar with a special history to play the song "The Dark Side." While Bellamy is happy with the result, reporting that "the guitar wo...