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ROLI BLOCKS-Modular Wireless MIDI Touch System
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
BLOCKS is a modular music making system made up of 5 components Seaboard Block Super Powered Keyboard Multi-award-winning Seaboard interface5D Touch technology24 keywave, two-octave playing surfaceHundreds of free soundsSuite of music making software for desktop and mobileWireless and portable for making music on the goConnects to other B...
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IK Multimedia iRig Keys I/O
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
MIDI Controller/Audio Interface for mobile musician The iRIg Keys I/O comes in two version a a 25-key MIDI controller version and a 49-key MIDI controller version.  Both feature built-in audio interfaces with 24-bit/96kHz sound quality, a Neutrik combo input, and phantom power and eight touch-sensitive RGB LE...
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May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Guthman Musical Instrument Design
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7PM Pacific Time All three winners of the 2019 Guthman Musiclal Design Competition were MIDI Controllers.  Check out Geoshred,AirSticks and The Glide as well as other unique MIDI instruments.  This panel discussion will also include live and video performances from the participa...
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May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Controllerism
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
ControllerismMay 4, 2019 at 3 PM Pacific TimeA panel discussion with the people who created the Controllerism movement about how MIDI influences the world of Digital DJs. Laura Escudé, Sam Gribbens, Huston Singletary, Moldover, Kate Stone, Shawn Wasabi Panelists  Laura EscudéInternational music producer, DJ, controllerist, violinist and live s...
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K Board Pro 4- Expressive Smart Sensor Keyboard
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
With K-Board Pro 4 we've taken the format of a traditional keyboard and updated it for the 21st Century. With our SmartFabric™ Sensors underneath each key you can tweak any synthesis parameter in real time by moving your fingers while you are playing. The MIDI MPE Standard is the future for expressive controllers and we have designed the K-Board Pr...
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The Moog One- The Ultimate Moog Synth
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
After many years, Moog releases a polyphonic analog synth  The Moog One is a programmable, tri-timbral analog synth featuring an intuitive tactile interface that allows you to explore a vast sonic universe of classic Moog analog circuits that have been know for many years for their unrivaled punch and rich harmonics,  An advance...
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IK UNO Drum- Analog/PCM Drum Machine Announced at Super Booth
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
UNO Drum marries analog sounds and digital control The UNO Drum features six true analog voices — kick, snares, claps, and hi-hats — plus there are  54 PCM samples — toms, rims, ride, and cowbell — derived from IK's popular SampleTank 4. Because the UNO has 11-voice polyphony you can even layer the analog and PCM sound...
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IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Bluetooth LE MIDI Pedalboard for controlling iOS and Mac apps The IK Multimedia Blue Board uses the new BTLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) MIDI specification so you can control your music apps wirelessly with your feet!  If you're using iOS apps such as IK Multimedia's AmpliTube, you can now send control messages to them for up to 32.8...
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Get Real and Get Funky: How to Create Realistic MIDI Bass Parts
Craig Anderton
MIDI News
5 Tricks to getting a great MIDI bass track  1. How to get rid of a hangover  Most bass lines are single notes, and because bassists lift fingers, mute strings, and pick, there's going to be a space between notes. Go through your MIDI sequence note by note and make sure that no note extends over another note's attack (Fig. 1). If two note...
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Want to be a better drummer? There's a Yamaha DTX app for that!
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
Yamaha has a number of mobile apps for their DTX  electronic drums to make drumming more fun while helping you to get better!  The DTXM12 Touch app not only lets you edit the pads with a touchscreen interface but also adds new features that expand its functionality in live performance situations. When the DTX...
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Native Instruments KOMPLETE KONTROL M32 Micro Controller
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
NI has released their smallest, most portable controller ever!  Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 Features: ​  Micro-size keyboard controller with 32 keys for all your virtual instruments and effectsAffordable entry point into the NI worldSynth-action, custom NI micro-keybedInformative OLED display for at-a-glance navigation8 touch-...
Roland Brings Wireless MIDI to Digital Wind Instruments!
Roland Brings Wireless MIDI to Digital Wind Instruments!
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
As one of the inventors the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, Roland has continued to push the boundaries of the now 36-year old protocol(!) by continuously developing MIDI-based applications which bring totally new creative opportunities to musicians. One such application is the Roland AE-05 Aerophone GO, a unique digital wind instrument which...
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Ableton Live 10.1- What's New- Wavetable Synthesis User Waves
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
Recently Ableton announced a free update to Live - Version 10.1  There were a number of workflow improvements , but one of the major new features is the Wavetable synthesizer now supports user wavetables. This allows you to import any wavetable or sample  and use it as an oscillator. Check out this Youtu...
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Jordan Rudess's Keyfest 2019
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
KEYFEST RETURNS TO SWEETWATER! Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater is bringing his KeyFest experience back to Sweetwater! With three days of jamming alongside, hanging out with, and learning from Rudess and guests David Rosenthal (Rainbow, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper) and Otmaro Ruíz (solo artist, John McLaughlin, Abraham Laboriel), KeyFest is an event no ...
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Yamaha Soundmondo-Social Sound Sharing using Web MIDI
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
What is Social Sound Sharing? Yamaha originally launched the Soundmondo website and mobile app in 2015 for the reface line of keyboards.  It was one of the first major website to utilize Web MIDI.  Connect your reface keyboard to your computer, iPAD or phone, launch Chrome as your browser and you can browse sounds shared by...
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6 Tips for Programming More Realistic Sounding Drums
Mitch Gallagher
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
​We're in a golden age of sampled instruments; these days, you can find realistic-sounding samples of everything, including drums. Back in the day, programmed drums sounded artificial and mechanical. Today, drums only have to sound that way if you want them to — and that sound is perfect for certain tracks! But assuming you want realistic-sounding ...
ROLI-May is MIDI Month Platinum Sponsor
ROLI-May is MIDI Month Platinum Sponsor
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
​Established in 2009, ROLI is creating the future of musical instruments. From next-generation keyboards like the Seaboard to the modular music-making devices of BLOCKS, ROLI instruments are deeply expressive and intuitive to play. They are so versatile that they can sound like anything and be played anywhere.  Technologically advanced to...
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May 01 Hum a Few Bars, and I'll Fake It
Craig Anderton
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Celemony Melodyne has one foot in audio, but the other in MIDI because the analysis that it runs on audio ends up being easily converted to MIDI data. If you can sing with consistent tone and level, Melodyne can convert your singing into MIDI. The same functionality for monophonic tracks exists in many DAWs. MIDI data has been extracted from the gu...
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FL Studio- MIDI Recording and Editing
The MIDI Association
MIDI Software
Here are three new videos about how to use MIDI in FL Studio 20% Off Online Video Courses This month get 20% off any TMA curriculum. Choose a monthly or an annual subscription and save even more! Supercharge your music production skills today. Massive Online Courseware Library : MIDI Association : NonLinear Educating Nonlinear Educating is an adapt...
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Cubase 10 MIDI Recording and Editing
The MIDI Association
MIDI Software
Here are three new videos about how to use MIDI in Cubase 10  20% Off Online Video Courses This month get 20% off any TMA curriculum. Choose a monthly or an annual subscription and save even more! Supercharge your music production skills today. Massive Online Courseware Library : MIDI Association : NonLinear Educating Nonlinear Educating is an...
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Moritz Simon Geist aka "Sonic Robots" creates Techno Music Robots!
The MIDI Association
MIDI Stories
 At SXSW 2019, Moritz Simon Geist performed and presented several workshops on using robots and MIDI.  His new EP is created completely with MIDI controllers controlling robots he created himself.  A latency control concept for midi driven mechanic robotic instruments Geist is deeply into MIDI. His blog details a proposal for ho...
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DUBLER STUDIO KIT: Your voice, the ultimate MIDI controller.
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Dubler Studio Kit is a real-time vocal recognition MIDI controller.  Vochlea Music recently launched a Kickstarter for Dubler Studio Kit and have raised over double their goal of $53,000 and still have 29 days left in their campaign.  The Kit consists of both hardware and software.  The Dubler software — a virtual MIDI...
DrumSpider - MIDI -> Light Interface for beginner drummers
Dario
MIDI News
DrumSpider Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/drumspider-play-the-drums-in-5-minutes/x/19050349?fbclid=IwAR2aP4hc6K_kHtt-R9dYbChTI0SKM3YoBFBtJFFZyoxi2yRE8L09XPktSow#/           Group of passion electronics and musicians created DrumSpider - the device to learn how to play the drums in 5 minutes. The...
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MIDIWrist turns your Apple Watch (and soon Siri) into a MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Geert Bevins' watch app lets you wear your MIDI controller on your wrist Geert Bevin (who was one of the main people who developed MIDI Polyphonic Expression)  recently released MIDIWrist.  MIDIWrist truns your Apple Watch intoa MIDI controller.  Here is a pre-release demo using the Moog Model D iPhone app (Geert does a lot of w...