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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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MIDI Innovation Awards 2022 Winners Webinar


Check out these in depth interviews with the winners of the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards The MIDI Association invited the winners of the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards to join this round table on May 20, 20323 to discuss the evolution of their award winning products, discuss how they work with MIDI and share their thoughts on MIDI 2.0.&n...

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MIDI In Music Education Webinar- Saturday, May 13

Hosted by MIDI In Music Education Working Group Chair, Lee Whitmore, VP of Education for Focusrite, the webinar featured virtual tours of several MIDI In Music Education institutions including Belmont University, Columbia University, Full Sail University and Riverside City College. The MIDI In Music Education Special Interest Group (SIG) formed in ...

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MIDI@40 Concert World Premiere

RF--DL-Performance-Smaller Rik Feds and DeLaurentis at the MIDI@40 Concert

May 6 at 10 am Pacific on Youtube The world broadcast premiere is scheduled for Saturday. May 6 at 10 am Pacific. Click on the Youtube link below to watch the trailer and signup for a notification. The MIDI@40 Concert on the Yamaha Grand Plaza stage on Saturday, April 15 2023 celebrated the incredible possibilities created by MIDI (Musical Ins...

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MIDI Association Lifetime Achievement Awards at April NAMM 2023

LTA-Bette_20230427-222824_1 MIDI Lifetime Achievement Award winners at the MIDI@40 concert

At the April NAMM show, The MIDI Association honored the people 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.  A significant portion of The MIDI Association boot...

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HipHop@50 Events at April NAMM 2023

Our-Town-A-29_16_WEB Brian Hardgroove interviews Chuck D at the Black to the Future NAMM TEC Tracks session (photo by Joanne A Calitri)

At the 2022 June NAMM show, MIDI Association Executive Board member Lawrence Levine and President Athan Billias were invited to sit at the Broadjam table by MIDI Association supporter Roy Elkins. Roy's Broadjam team is experts in running different kinds of  voting for events.  They handle the voting for the TEC Aw...

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MIDI@40 and Hip-Hop@50 Anniversary Celebrations Await at The 2023 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 stor...

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MIDI is about collaboration, not competition


All kinds of companies, all kinds of devices One of the things that has always made MIDI unique in the world of standards is that no one owns MIDI and the MIDI Associations (AMEI in Japan and The MIDI Association in the rest of the world) don't sell anything.  We (AMEI and The MIDI Association) get companies to volunteer their s...

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