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Was May Is MIDI Month 2020 really only a year ago?  It seems that everyone has had a bit of trouble keeping time this year. Not musically as that is the one place where time remains constant.   But in talking to people , they often say that one moment last May seems like it was last week and the next it ...
Exciting news for one of MIDI's most important people  We're excited and pleased to add Sequential's instruments and pedigree to Focusrite Group's portfolio of world-class audio and music production tools,Dave Smith's history as an innovator speaks for itself. From his creation of the world's first fully programmable polysynth (the Prophet 5) ...
This workshop is part of a series of monthly free live events about MIDI organised by the Music Hackspace  Date & Time: Tuesday 27th April 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 1pm NYC / 10am LA Level: Beginner Ableton Live offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live's native MIDI FX pro...
Date & Time: Tuesday 20th April 6pm UK Level: Beginner MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) offers a vast playground of musical opportunities to create musical compositions and productions. Live 11 supports a range of MPE tools to allow the composer and producer to create ideas in a myriad of ways. In this workshop you will creatively explore and d...
MIDI Association Member Music Hackspace featured this very cool new product on their Youtube channel Discover the ProxiMIDI, the first MIDI controller made by Copper & Cedar. ProxiMIDI detects proximity motion and transforms it into MIDI data. It can be configured so that the hand gesture is interpreted as pitch controller, volume, or any other...
Francis Preve has created a companion guide for Synth One  Audiokitpro has is the source for a lot of very cool projects. In this article, we will highlight some of the those and then show you AudioPro's most recent offer - a free guide to synthesis from sound designer and author Francis Preve! AudioKit is a leading free &a...
NAMM is all virtual this year!  Every major event in the history of the MIDI Association has happened at Winter NAMM.  Whether it was the first introduction of MIDI at the 1983 NAMM to the adoption of MIDI 2.0 at the NAMM 2020, the NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants has always been a part and a partner in our shar...
Synth and Software's Nick Batzdorf interviews the MIDI Association about MIDI 2.0, Orchestral Articulations and more! Check out this interview with MIDI Association Exec Board member Athan BIllias as Nick Batzdorf from Synth and Software digs into details about MIDI 2.0.  
Playtronica makes playing with MIDI easy We have always been a big fan of Berlin-based Playtronica. They have done MIDI installations for Hermes and Issey Miyake.  Back on Labor Day 2020, we covered the Watermelon jam from MEZERG that used Playtronica to turn watermelons into MIDI controllers. Watermelons, Summer and MIDI from M...
Whether you are a beginner or advanced we invite you to explore our unique workshops, which range from live coding sound to creating dynamic drum patterns, plus much more…. All sessions will be led by women artists, creators, producers and educators, within a safe and inviting online space. Here, at Music Hackspace we champion and celebrate women w...
The MIDI Association, Music Hackspace, and NAMM held the first MIDI Innovation Awards online. The event showcased the Top 10 entries, as innovators from nine countries competed for a share of $20,000 worth of prizes in a fast-paced, livestreamed show, which also featured live and recorded performances. The show's climax was announcing the three Gra...
From Master Card to Mister Mayor all the Waze to MIDI  Pentagram , the global multi-disciplinary, independently-owned design studio with offices in Austin, Berlin, New York and London has done some of the most original design work on the planet.  They do more than logo design although they have done that for clients li...
Livestream awards show on January 21 during NAMM's Believe in Music week It's time to honor the innovators and DIY enthusiasts who are advancing the state of the art in music technology. by Craig Anderton, President of the MIDI Association
The Creative Pitch Bending Plugin.Fluid pitch is an innovative next-generation Pitch bend system, which is not only free of existing limitations  but a Revolutionary Leap Forward in Music expressions for all Musicians Fluid pitch introduces the World's First Scale-Locked-Pitch-Bend System powered by Midi to MPE upscale engi...
Jacon Collier plays in the New Year with MIDI   2020 was a pretty tough year and everyone was affected by the events that shaped the world. But 2020 had its positive moments too. So we'd like to focus on the good things that happened during 2020 in the MIDI Association. At the January 2020 NAMM show, the MIDI Association and AMEI official...
MIDI Association member Endless expands Endlesss ecosystem via a desktop app with DAW integration Endless was first launched in the spring of 2020 as a mobile iOS app that focused on easy music creation integrating sampling,  looping, built-in sounds and cloud collaboration with other Endless users. &nbs...
 ROLI has always been a leader in the world of MPE and now they have released LUMI Keys Studio Edition.   The LUMI features some impressive features for the price.  Per-key pitchbend and polyphonic aftertouchMPE makes the per-key pitch bend possible and poly aftertouch has always been a feature of MIDI 1.0Whole-key illuminationI...
Entering a New Era for Music and Musical InstrumentsThe Future of MIDI 2.0 Technology  Joe Zhang from Medeli and the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board At Music China 2020's MIDI Technology Forum, Joe Zhang (pictured in the article cover photo) gave an in-depth presentation covering a variety of MIDI...
We love the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition!  Last year the three winners of the Guthman were all MIDI controllers and we interviewed them in one of our our May Is MIDI 2019 webinars.  May Is MIDI Month 2019 Webinar: Guthman Musical Instrument Design -   Guthman Musical Instrument Design CompetitionMay 11, 2019 at 7P...
You can make Johan Von Konow's new modular synth for about $6! "I have designed a keyboard, drum pad, chord keyboard, arpeggiator and a step sequencer. One special feature is that the units have RGB LEDs for each key, enabling playback visualization (so each device is both MIDI out and in). This is helpful for music training and editing, but i...
They thought it was abandoned long ago and never would return. They were wrong. The ancient knowledge of the MIDI elders silently faded away and left them clueless and unprepared. How on earth should they have known how to deal with MIDI SysEx programs? In a world where all SysEx apps fail, one app must resist, one app must prevail: F0F7 - Codename...
A new French company EMBODME launched a KickStarter on October 14 for their new  Polyphonic MIDI Controller, the Erae Touch.  Here's what they have to say about it, Super Sensitive & Reactive 1000 nerves in a backlit muscle padwith blazing fast aquisition speed, grasping every nuances, every articulations with...
MIDI Association Member Artiphon announced that the Orba is now available   Artiphon Orba Features: Eight capacitive-sensing pads for feather-touch controlAccelerometer and gyroscope capture a range of gesturesCenter menu button accesses four presets, the looper, and other functionsOnboard synthesizer and built-in speaker offer an immedia...
Check out the MIDI 2.0 webinar for developers from May Is MIDI Month 2020 00:00:00 Athan Billias, Welcome to the Webinar  00:01:43 Rick Cohen,How MIDI Standards are Developed  00:05:30 Mike Kent, MIDI 2.0 Overview  00:31:03 Pete Brown, MIDI 2.0 and Microsoft  00:37:35 Brett Porter, About MDI 2.0 Scope  00:44:03 Andrew Mee, ...