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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
New Product Releases
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...
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Projucer: Deliver music apps for desktop and mobile, with the same code
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
 You may not know it, but a lot of the software you use may be made by the same system, JUCE.  JUCE is used for the development of desktop and mobile applications.  The aim of JUCE is to allow software to be written such that the same code will can run identically on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms. It suppo...
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Melodics- the best way to build your musical skills.
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Melodics™ is a desktop app that teaches you to play MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. Melodics works with any MIDI capable keyboard, pad controller, or drum kit. It has plug & play support for the most popular devices on the planet and custom remapping for everything else.  It's free to download, and comes with 60 free lesso...
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Ableton Link- Play Together
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
With acoustic instruments, playing in time comes naturally. You can jump in when the time's right, and everyone keeps their flow. Playing together with electronic instruments hasn't always been so easy. Now Link makes it effortless. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a local network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and ...
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Ableton Push- Music at your fingertips
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Push is an instrument that puts everything you need to make music in one place—at your fingertips Making music is hard. To stay in the flow, you need to be able to capture your ideas quickly, and you need technology to stay out of the way. Computers make it possible for one person to create whole worlds of sound. But instruments are where inspirati...
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Native Instruments Native Control Standard (NKS)
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
NKS is an integration technology developed by Native Instruments NKS brings all your software instruments, effects, loops and samples, into one intuitive workflow – creating seamless integration between NI and other leading developers. It gives you streamlined browsing, consistent tagging, instant sound previews, pre-mapped parameters, Smart Play f...
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Yamaha SHS-500 Sonogenic MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
The Sonogenic is not just a MIDI controller, it has built-in sounds, speakers and USB Audio/MIDI connectivity  ​The SHS-500 has everything you need to start playing right away all built-in to the compact "keytar" form factor.  The Sonogenic has both Audio (stereo 44.1kHz) and MIDI USB capabilities and lots of connectivity The SH...
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Powered by ELK Retrologue synth
Björn
MIDI News
MIND Music Labs announced the continuation of the official partnership with music and media production products provider Steinberg — by bringing a brand-new, co-developed desktop synth prototype with full MIDI support to SUPERBOOTH19 in Berlin, May 9-11. "We immediately saw the potential of ELK MusicOS, and that's why we added it to the official VS...
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Use MIDI to Control Your Vocal Pitch, Harmonies and More!
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Though Roland co-invented the Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) well over three decades ago, it's still an integral part of new products and is as useful to musicians as ever. A prime example is the tiny but mighty Roland VT-4 Voice Transformer, a portable effects box for the instrument inside us all—the human voice. Today's musical style...
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ROLI Keyboards Feature Five Dimensions of Touch
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Erin Barra, an associate professor at Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online details the Five Dimensions of Touch in Roli keyboards.  Using MIDI Polyphonic Expression, ROLi keyboards lets you have expressive control over every note.  Strike-Strike to sound a note Glide-Glide your fingers from side to side to bend the pitch,...
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Native Instruments Maschine as a MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
NI Maschine-Production and Performance System ​ Native Instruments' Maschine MK3 is a comkplet music production system that includes  a built-in 24-bit/96kHz audio interface, high-resolution full-color displays, large pads, touch-sensitive knobs, and more. It comes with over 8GB of sample content, along with the full Komple...
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How to Record MIDI Instruments
Mitch Gallagher
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
It has never been as easy to stay "in the box" as it is now. There are lots of software virtual instruments out there; some emulate hardware instruments, and others offer completely new sounds. That said, there's something special about performing on a synthesizer or MIDI instrument with its own sound engine that's difficult, if not impossible, to ...