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What Musicians & Artists need to know about MIDI 2.0


This article is to explain the benefits of MIDI 2.0 to people who use MIDI.  If you are a MIDI developer looking for the technical details about MIDI 2.0, go to this article updated to reflect the major updates published to the core MIDI 2.0 specs in June 2023.  MIDI 2.0 Overview Back in 1983, musical instrument companies that c...

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Details about MIDI 2.0, MIDI-CI, Profiles and Property Exchange (Updated June, 2023)

This article is for companies looking to develop MIDI 2.0 products, both software developers and hardware manufacturers. If you are a MIDI user looking for the benefits of MIDI 2.0, go to this article, which is a more general overview of MIDI 2.0 features.  What Musicians & Artists need to know about MIDI 2.0 This article is to explai...

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Detailed timeline of MIDI 2.0 developments since January, 2020


The core specifications for MIDI 2.0 were adopted by the AMEI and The MIDI Association in January of 2020. Since that time the MIDI Association and its members have been developing tools and prototyping the first MIDI 2.0 products. As a result of our prototyping, we have improved and enhanced the specifications.  ...

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The MIDI Association at Music China 2023


Music China and The MIDI Association continue to work closely together  It may seem counter-intuitive, but the global pandemic actually brought Music China and The MIDI Association closer together. Because in-person events were impossible over the last few years, we worked together to connect the MIDIable online video ...

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MIDI Innovation Awards Livestream Sept, 16, 2023

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The MIDI Association is proud to announce this year's MIDI Innovation Awards live stream event taking place on 16 September 2023 at 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern and 5 pm GMT. Now in their third year, the awards are a joint initiative created by Music Hackspace, The MIDI Association, and NAMM, created to showcase both products and projects using MIDI...

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Building a USB MIDI 2.0 Device - Part 2

By Andrew Mee in collaboration with the OS API Working Group. This is the second part of a series demonstrating how a developer may go about building a USB MIDI 2.0 device. You should read Part 1 before this Part 2. Part 1 is here: https://www.midi.org/midi-articles/building-a-usb-midi-2-0-device-part-1 In the last part we created a simple set of U...

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Announcing the finalists in the 2023 MIDI Innovation Awards


On September 16 at 10 am Pacific, a Youtube livestream will showcase the entries of the 15 finalists of the MIDI Innovation Awards, and select the 5 category winners chosen by the jury.Tune in to discover some of the most exciting music technology products of the moment, and inventors quizzed by an all-star jury composed of Roger Linn, Nina Richard...

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Happy 808 Day 2023


People all over the web are celebrating 808 Day We found a few favorites from MIDI Association members and friends we wanted to share with everyone.   The cover image above is from Jeff Rona who worked for Roland when the 808 first came out and was the very first President of the MIDI Association.   The YouTube video i...

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Microsoft Adds MIDI 2.0, Researches AI Text-to-MIDI in 2023


The MIDI Association has enjoyed an ongoing partnership with Microsoft, collaborating to ensure that MIDI software and hardware play nicely with the Windows operating system. All of the major operating systems companies are represented equally in the MIDI Association, and participate in standards development, best practices, and more to help ensure...

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The MIDI@40 Exhibit at NAMM

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The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is featuring a special exhibit dedicated to MIDI The MIDI Association, Dr. Jonathan Piper and Moldover worked together to create a special exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of MIDI. There were many people who contribute to this amazing project.  MIDI, or Musical Instrument D...

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