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Sonic Extensions™- a new brand from Spectrasonics
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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New MIDI 2.0 Universal MIDI Packet courses from Music Hackspace
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Nektar Releases IMPACT LX MINI
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Apple Releases Logic Pro 10.7 with Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Expressive E Releases Imagine Synthesis Plugin
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Antares Releases Auto-Tune Vocodist
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Alan Parsons pioneers MIDI recording back in 1985
Julian
MIDI News
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 ...
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Music China 2021 and the Chinese Musical Instrument Association launch new MIDI Initiatives
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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New MIDI Association Member embodme releases Erae Touch MIDI 2.0 ready controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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KnittedKeyboard: A multi-modal, textile-based soft MIDI controller
Irmandy
MIDI News
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...
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Hotone's Ampero Control MIDI Controller connects lots of things lots of ways
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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MOTU Releases Performer 11 with major new MIDI features
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Sound Iron-Deep Sampled Libraries With A Twist
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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ISLA Instruments make seriously good electronic musical instruments
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Bartolome
MIDI News
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...
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The Interactive Audio Special Interest Group Sponsors Sessions at Game Developers Conference
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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 ...
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Geert Bevin discusses MPE and MIDI 2.0 on the Gaz Williams Show
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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A MIDI Controller has a MIDI Controller that sends MIDI Controllers
The MIDI Association
Getting Started with MIDI Tutorials
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...
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CME takes next step in Bluetooth MIDI with WIDI Uhost and WIDI Bud Pro
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
After the successful launch of WIDI Master and WIDI Jack, CME returns with two premium BLE MIDI solutions completely focussed on USB MIDI devices.  In its essence, WIDI Uhost offers wireless MIDI solutions for all USB MIDI devices. Both USB hosts as well as USB devices. Together with the already available WIDI solution...
Bome Software Released 3 Major Product Updates
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
To celebrate the last day of May is MIDI Month, we are happy to announce 3 major product updates. Florian Bomers (Founder of Bome Software) New BomeBox Firmware 1.5 As of today, Bome Software has released version 1.5 of the BomeBox firmware. It is a free download for BomeBox owners and adds a number of new features: new MIDI processi...
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IK Multimedia's Uno Pro Synth features analog sound and advanced MIDI and CV/Gate Connectivity
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Available in  tabletop and keyboard versions, IK's follow up to the original UNO adds a lot of new capabilities The new IK Multimedia Uno Pro lineup has two versions- the Synth Pro features a 37-note Fatar keyboard and pitch/mod wheels while the Synth Pro Desktop version has capacitance-sensing keys and pitch/mod touchstrips.  B...
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MIDI Innovation Webinar May 29, 2021
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Innovation: AI, AR and Gamification in Music Apps   We hosted our final May Is MIDI Month 2021 webinar on May 29 with a focus on Innovation.   There were four presenters covering different aspects of innovation around Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning and Gamification A3E Deep Dive™: AI ...
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Voice-to-MIDI: A More Intuitive Way to Interact with Music
Chris Samuels
MIDI News
The Problem-No Real-Time Solutions  Three years ago, while on tour with my band, Ritual Howls, I encountered a problem. After five grueling hours of sitting in a van on our way to the next gig, I had an idea for a drum beat but no way to capture it. All my gear was surgically packed away and out of reach. How could I capture my idea and turn i...
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New MPE Features In Ableton Live 11
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Ableton 11 adds MPE support  The MPE specification was adopted by The MIDI Association at the 2018 Winter NAMM show.   MPE is designed for MIDI Devices that allow the performer to vary the pitch and timbre of individual notes while playing polyphonically. In many of these MIDI Devices, pitch is expressed by l...