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Join as an Individual Member

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The MIDI Association (TMA) is the global non-profit organization that connects the companies who develop MIDI products and new MIDI specifications with all the people around the world that create music and art with MIDI. Join for free and.....

  • Stay updated on the latest MIDI news
  • Get our free MIDI Message Newsletter
  • Share MIDI tips, tricks and ideas on our forum
  • Join us at live and virtual MIDI Events

Join as a Corporate Member

Corporate membership is open to any commercial entity that designs, develops, or produces products that use MIDI technology. Our members include OS companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft, hardware companies like Yamaha, Roland, and Korg, and software companies including Ableton, Bitwig, MoForte, Native Instruments, Steinberg, Synthogy and many, many more.

  • Get access to MIDI 2.0 developers tools
  • Get access to MIDI 2.0 specifications under development
  • Be a voting member on new specs
  • Apply to use the MIDI 2.0 logo marks at no charge
MIDI Association Event List

MIDI Innovation Awards Live Stream-September 16

MIDI Innovation Awards Live Show September 16

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 Richards, Bian Liunian, Pedro Eustache, Jean-Michel Jarre and Michele Darling.

The event is co-hosted by @Tantacrul and @LOOKMUMNOCOMPUTER


Music China October 11-14

Music China

The MIDI Association has a lot planned for Music China this year. 

The show will be held in person for the first time in several years on October 11-14 in Shanghai. 

We will soon be posting the details of our plans, but in the meantime check out this recent article about MIDI In China. 


Audio Developers Conference November 13-15

Audio Developers Conference

ADC is an annual event celebrating all audio development technologies, from music applications and game audio to audio processing and embedded systems.

ADC’s mission is to help attendees acquire and develop new skills, and build a network that will support their career development.

It is also aimed at showcasing academic research and facilitating collaborations between research and industry.

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What is the MIDI Association?

The MIDI Association (TMA) is the global non-profit organization that connects the companies who develop MIDI products and new MIDI specifications with all the people around the world that create music and art with MIDI. 


The Official MIDI Specifications

The Official MIDI Specifications

The MIDI Association produces the technical Specifications that make MIDI products work together.

We are working on many updates and additions to the MIDI 2.0 specifications right now. 

Join the MIDI Association and then use the link below to download MIDI Specifications.

MIDI has been and will always be free for anyone to use. 


Our Mission for Individual Members

  • Nurture an inclusive global MIDI community 
  • Connect people who use MIDI with the companies that create MIDI products
  • Promote new ways of creatively using MIDI
  • Promote MIDI In Music Education

Our Mission for Corporate Members

  • Promote the use of MIDI technology and products
  • Ensure the interoperability of MIDI products
  • Create new MIDI standards for new market needs
  • Protect the term MIDI and the MIDI logo marks


Recent Forum Posts


Permission to upload MIDI specs
Hi Trevor, My understanding is that the MMA do not like people hosting their documents off site. They prefer a link to the page where the documents can be retrieved which is "https://www.midi.org/specifications" together with an explanatio...
Pitch bending single percussion
Well, after testing out both methods, I have preliminarily decided to go with NPRN. While I like the flexibility of the pitch bend, it requires too much extra tweaking (reset of pitch bend to 0 has to occur after the reverb of the note has finished,...
The MIDI@40 Concert