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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...
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AR Pianist combines MIDI and AI to create virtual piano performances in your home
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Massive Technologies releases major update to AR Pianist with new MIDI and Audio features Massive Technologies (MT) newest AR Pianist update shows the unique power of combining MIDI Data with AI and VR technologies and is an incredibly engaging combination of new technologies.  They gave The MI...
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Solve Problems with MIDI Plug-Ins
Craig Anderton
MIDI News
A DAW's MIDI Plug-Ins Can Provide Solutions to Common Problems In a world obsessed with audio plug-ins, MIDI plug-ins may not seem sexy—but with MIDI's continued vitality, they remain very useful problem solvers. For an introduction to MIDI plug-ins, please check out the article Why MIDI Effects Are Totally Cool: The Basics. Although processing MID...
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MIDI Association Member Artiphon releases Scan Band for Snapchat
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
This just came in at the last minute tonight and we thought we would get it out to everyone.  You will see some really cool Augmented Reality and AI from another company that will be an exclusive here later in the month, but we thought this announcement from Artiphon was worth a quick post.  "We've been designing AR Music techno...
How to Create Polyrhythmic MIDI Echoes
How to Create Polyrhythmic MIDI Echoes
Craig Anderton
MIDI News
 There's more to life than audio echo – like MIDI echo Although the concept of MIDI echo has been around for years, early virtual instruments often didn't have enough voices to play back new echoes without stealing voices from previous echoes. With today's powerful computers and instruments, this is less of a problem – so let's re-visit MIDI e...
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Camelot Pro Is More Than a VST Host, It’s a Musician’s Swiss Army Knife
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
What if you could control all your MIDI controllers, keyboards, and pedals all in one centralized application? What if this app didn't only allow you to control all your devices on stage but also provided you with a music score reader, a MIDI patchbay router, and a setlist manager? Camelot Pro is an application to make the lives of every stage musi...
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YamahaSynth Tech Talks- Behind the Synth with Nick Semrad and Matt Johnson
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
YamahaSynth Tech Talks on Tuesday, May 11 at 1:00 PM PST/10:00 PM GST Join Blake Angelos, Matt Johnson and special guest Nick Semrad from Jamiroquai  Tech Talk Season Two began with a livestream overview of using MONTAGE/MODX and YC. 
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MIDI 2.0 Developers Webinar- Saturday, May 22 10 am Pacific
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Join members of the  MIDI Association Technical Standards Board and MIDI 2.0 working group chairs for an in-depth look at all the MIDI 2.0 specifications under development As you can see from the table above, there is a lot of technical standards activity in The MIDI Association's working groups.The MIDI 2.0 Working Group h...
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Roland SPD-SX MIDI Controller Applications
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Look at many modern drum setups, and you'll find an SPD-SX—but it can do a lot more than you might expect.  There's a reason why so many drum setups use Roland's SPD-SX. By combining a drum controller with sampling, the SPD-DX has allowed drummers to augment their performances with electronic production. The SPD-SX has transformed electronic d...
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Getting started with MIDI 2.0 development – Live workshop series with the Music Hackspace
JB Thiebaut
MIDI News
This event is organised by the Music Hackspace. Date & Time: Mondays 7th / 14th / 21st / 28th June 6pm UK / 7pm Berlin / 10am LA / 1pm NYC. Series of 4 x 2-hour workshops. Level: Intermediate, Some experience with C++ coding required, Experience with JUCE recommended Attendees should have experience building and debugging applications usin...
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Audio Modeling Pushes the Future of Digital Music Making with Physical Modeling
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Why Physical Modeling Instruments are so expressive  With computers becoming more powerful everyday, digital musicians want more expressiveness, more realism, more flexibility in their virtual instruments. In fact, increased expressiveness and realism is a big part of what MIDI 2.0 is all about. MIDI Association member Audio Modeling...