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Music China 2020 MIDI Technology Forum
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Vote for the 2021 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Finalists
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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LEET Synth is everything we love-DIY, 3D Printable, Open Source, Modular and MIDI
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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LASER Mammoth puts SysEx storage in your browser
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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Erae Touch Polyphonic MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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The Artiphon Orba Synthesizer & MIDI Controller
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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...
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MIDI 2 0 for Developers YouTube Video
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
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, ...
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Respiro from ImoxPlus turns your breath into an expressive instrument
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Respiro is a new generation software synthesizer using physical modelling that contains a "state of the art" sound engine able to reproduce the sound and behaviour similar to wind-instruments. It has sonic capabilities of woodwinds and can also create 'never heard before' sounds. It turns your breath and/or touch into a unique experience, providing...
Watermelons, Summer and MIDI from MEZERG
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Sometimes you just need to relax and do something cool. So on Labor day weekend 2020 we shared this video from MEZERG enjoying some cool watermelon, some bright sun and a dip in the pool. Oh yeah, and MIDI of course!  Want to try it yourself ? Playtronic makes it possible Playtron is a new type of music device. Connect Play...
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The MMA adopts 8 new MIDI 2.0 specifications
The MIDI Association
MIDI 2.0
The MIDI Manufacturers Association adopted 5 core MIDI 2.0 specifications on February 20, 2020.  MIDI 2.0 Specification Overview This document defines the specific collection of MMA/AMEI specifications that collectively comprise the core MIDI 2.0 Specification and introduces the fundamental concepts of MIDI 2.0. The document also defines minim...
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MIDI 2.0 Progress Continues with Updated USB Specification
The MIDI Association
USB
As computers have become central components in many MIDI systems, USB has become the most widely used protocol for transporting MIDI data. With the introduction of MIDI 2.0, the USB Implementers Forum's USB MIDI 2.0 working group, headed by members of the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Musical Electronics Industry (AMEI...
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Build a MIDI Controller with Arduino
Daniel
DYI/Arduino/Maker/Robots
Hi everyone! In this article I will teach you how to build your own Arduino powered MIDI controller. MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface and it is a protocol that allows computers, musical instruments and other hardware to communicate. If you follow each and every step of this tutorial you will be able to make music with ...
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EasyController – By 42Percent Noir
Gil
MIDI News
Easily connect your MIDI with Unity, Max/MSP and openFramework – and control them all at the same time EasyController is a standalone virtual tool for live performance. We use it in our audio-visual performance to map our midi controllers and presets while we are juggling between Unity, Max/MSP, and openFramework. For example, it enables us to cont...
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VST 3.7 SDK Includes MIDI 2.0 Support
The MIDI Association
MIDI 2.0
HAMBURG, Germany — Steinberg todayannounced the immediate availability of its latest VST SDK. VST 3.7 introduces several enhancements of the SDK interface that allow new levels of integrations between VST 3 hosts and plug-ins, including the new VST 3 Project Generator, improved documentation as well as support for MIDI 2.0 ...
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Endlesss: Live collaborative music studio and social network
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Endlesss Studio joins the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) June 13, 2020- We'd like to welcome Endlesss Studio as  new member of the MMA.  Endlesss Studio is already available as a free iOS app that allows collaborative music making. Endlesss has launched a Kickstarter campaign running until July 3 , 2020 to develo...
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Zenbeats Free Offer for iOS & Android and 1.2 Update
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
In early April, Roland began offering the full unlocked version of Zenbeats for iOS and Android for free for the time being through the #rolandathome initiative. The giveaway garnered attention from Yahoo Finance, Discchord, KEXP, Trend Hunter, CDBaby Podcast, The Verge, and other outlets. Whether making a first beat or tracking a full song, Zenbea...
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LEARN THE PIANO WITH YAMAHA AND FLOWKEY
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
 The best new way to learn piano. Learning with flowkey is easy and fun. Practice notes and chords interactively and receive instant feedback The idea behind flowkey is simple: "learn piano with songs you love." And the flowkey app makes it easy to learn your favorite songs, whether your level is that of a Beginner, Intermediate, Adv...
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The New Roland Cloud: ZENOLOGY Software Synthesizer, New Membership Plans, and Lifetime Keys
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Earlier this month, Roland unveiled the biggest enhancements yet to the Roland Cloud platform. These include the introduction of the ZENOLOGY software synthesizer, new membership options, and the ability to buy Lifetime Keys to individual instruments. Since its inception, Roland Cloud has grown into a collection of more than 50 instruments—includin...
Jammy EVO, a next-gen stringed MIDI controller, on Kickstarter now
Daria
MIDI News
On its mission of creating the right MIDI device for those who feel more comfortable with 6 strings than with 25 keys, Jammy Instruments is launching a compact stringed MIDI controller Jammy EVO that allows playing any instrument like playing guitar. The Kickstarter campaign is already live on the link. Jammy EVO raised the goal of $50,000 in just ...
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Ik Multimedia Hammond B-3X Update 1.3
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
New presets from Jordan Rudess and more for Mac/PC and iOS.  Jordan Rudess recently took the stage with Deep Purple for a festival performance in Mexico City using Hammond B-3X as their sole organ instrument. With great success, the Hammond B-3X fit seamlessly into the performance, nailing every organ sound the band has built their sound upon....
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Check Out Audio Modeling SWAM Solo Brass
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Audio Modeling has been coming out with more and more physical modeled instruments that add incredible realism and expressiveness. Recently they released the Solo Brass Bundle.  You can buy either individual instruments or save money by buying the entire bundle.  SWAM Solo Brass Bundle | Audio Modeling Enter some description here... ...
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Ableton-May is MIDI Month 2020 Gold Sponsor
The MIDI Association
May Is MIDI Month Sponsors
We make Live, Push and Link — unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the ...
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Process and Translate MIDI with the BomeBox
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
We have actively participated in creating the MIDI 2.0 specifications in the MIDI Manufacturers Association for many years. This year, some specifications will be finalized, and the Bome products will learn new MIDI 2.0 features along that path. The main focus will be on bridging MIDI 1.0 gear with the MIDI 2.0 world: proxying and translation....
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Yamaha and Camelot Pro make playing live easier
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
LIVE PERFORMING IS NOW MORE FUN AND EASY CROSS PLATFORM LIVE PERFORMANCE APPLICATION Wondering how to connect and control your hardware and software instruments in one place? Want to remotely control your Yamaha synthesizers and quickly recall presets on stage? How about attaching a lead sheet or music score with your own notes to a set of sounds? ...