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MIDI Association Event List
Live events are coming back and we'll be there. Look for us at these MIDI events and say hello!

MIDI@40 and Hip-Hop@50 Celebrations at The 2023 NAMM

The MIDI Showcase at April NAMM
The 2023 NAMM Show will celebrate two of history's most impactful musical innovations: the 40th anniversary of MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) with MIDI@40 and the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, with Hip-Hop@50. 
Each day of the show, which takes place April 13–15, in Anaheim, California, will offer the intertwined story of hip-hop and MIDI, and the relationship between technology and music creation.

Together, hip-hop and MIDI — as an underlying, enabling technology — have had a global impact in breaking down barriers and making music more accessible. 

In fact, MIDI drum machines, sequencers, synths, and turntables are at the heart of many of the iconic records that made hip-hop the cultural phenomenon that it is today.

We have been working closely with NAMM on special MIDI@40 events including: 

  • The MIDI Showcase at the front of Hall A 
  • MIDI@40 exhibit at the NAMM Museum of Making Music
  • A MIDI@40 concert on the Grand Plaza Stage on April 15
At Saturday's anniversary celebrationns on April 15 on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage from 3 PM to 5 PM, lifetime achievement awards will be presented to (or posthumously honor) legendary music industry innovators who created the modern music production environment of synths, drum machines, and sequencers, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla, Ikutaro Kakehashi, Tsutomu Katoh, Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim, Alan Pearlman, Dave Rossum, and Dave Smith.

The MIDI@40 and Hip-Hop@50 celebrations will come together on Saturday, April 15 from 3–5 p.m. on the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage with a performance by Resonant Alien, the new band featuring Brian Hardgroove and DJ Johnny Juice of Public Enemy and then an hour long set of performances by an incredible collection of MIDI artists from around the world.

Interactive Audio Special Interest Group

The IASIG at Game Developers Conference

The IASIG (Interactive Audio Special Interest Group) is an organization in partnership with the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and The MIDI Association (TMA) that brings together experts to share their knowledge and help improve the state of the art in audio for games, websites, VR content, and other interactive performances. Our members share tips and techniques, study trends, and create reports and recommendations that game developers, tool makers, and platform owners use to create better products.

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