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A very MIDI Christmas and Happy Holidays 2021 to all

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The Santasizer - MIDI Controlled Santa madness Sam Battle (LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER) released a new MIDI creation just in time for Christmas- "The Santasizer." It's a choir of toy Santas that can be played from a MIDI keyboard.  Add some MIDI and modular synths for the sound track and you have everything you need to have a very MIDI Chri...

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MIDI History:Chapter 2-Player Pianos 1850-1930

The golden age of mechanical music machines really came in the late 19th century and early 20th century with player pianos and orchestrions.  A player piano is defined as any actual acoustic piano that is played by a pneumatic or electro-mechanical mechanism that operates the piano action via pre-programmed music.  Between 1910 and 1...

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Arduino MIDI Output Basics

Arduino MIDI Output Basics

Introduction The Arduino UNO is a popular open-source microcontroller that, in many respects, is a perfect complement to the extensible nature of the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) protocol. Microcontroller platforms such as Arduino, Teensy, and others, make it relatively easy to develop custom MIDI controllers that respond to light, pre...

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"What is MIDI" Guide by Paul Lehrman

"What is MIDI" Guide by Paul Lehrman

Join the MIDI Association and download the 21 page booklet "What is MIDI" excerpted from "MIDI for the Professional" by Paul Lehrman and Tim Tully.  We're always trying to help our MIDI Association members get the most out of MIDI.  Paul Lehrman has been involved with MIDI since its inception. Paul has w...

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Moritz Simon Geist aka "Sonic Robots" creates Techno Music Robots!

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 At SXSW 2019, Moritz Simon Geist performed and presented several workshops on using robots and MIDI.  His new EP is created completely with MIDI controllers controlling robots he created himself.  A latency control concept for midi driven mechanic robotic instruments Geist is deeply into MIDI. His blog details a proposal for ho...

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