The community of people who work, play and create with MIDI The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who create music and art with MIDI. The www.MIDI.org website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to next- gen protocols on the horizon.

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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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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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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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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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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Music Accessibility Standard Special Interest Group Youtube event


Music Accessibility Standard Special Interest Group kicks off with a Youtube Live Stream Members of the Music Accessibility Standard Special Interest Group (MAS SIG) outlined their vision for the future of Music Accessibility in a Youtube Live event on the MIDI Association Youtube channel.  Musicians and producers who face accessibility c...

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New Windows MIDI services Spring 2023 update


Check out Pete Brown's post on the Microsoft Dev blog for important updates on MIDI 2.0  Pete is not just the designated representative to the MIDI Association for Microsoft, he is also the current chair of our Executive Board and an incredible evangelist for MIDI and particularly for MIDI 2.0.  Here are some of the topics ...

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MIDI In China

MIDI has grown in importance in China as Chinese companies expand in both domestic and overseas markets The MIDI Association is tasked with promoting and managing MIDI specification for MIDI in every country in the world except Japan where the Association Of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) is responsible for MIDI.  Thanks to the le...

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