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MIDI - The Music Education Tool K-12 Can't Live Without: New Benchmarks for Chromebooks
John Kuzmich, Jr., Ph.D.
MIDI News
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is the technical standard for connecting electronic musical instruments and computers to record, edit, and playback music.Created in 1983 and 40 years later, it is still essential in music education because playing any keyboard note can generate: Notation Pitch Velocity Panning Vibrato Clock Signals Key P...
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The MIDI Association at Synthplex 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Live events are starting to happen again after a long layoff and the MIDI Association is excited to be participating in Synthplex. October 27-October 30, 2022Los Angeles Burbank Airport Convention Center2500 North Hollywood Way Burbank, California 91505 We will be at Booth 58 and we will be joined by MIDI Association companies who have their own bo...
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MIDI Makes The Mainstream on Jeopardy
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
In April 2020, the United States Library of Congress selected MIDI.org for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive. But in 2022, MIDI went mainstream as a question on Jeopardy and one of three contestants got the answer right.  Heather, you are our her...
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The MIDI Association Announces MIDI 2.0 Development Tools
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
MIDI Association announces global initiative by over 50 MIDI Association companies to prototype MIDI 2.0.  The MIDI Association has released details of the ongoing, industry-wide initiative by over 50 MIDI Association companies to develop MIDI 2.0 products and services. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, MIDI Associati...
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More Playful Products with MIDI at NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Join MIDI Association President Athan Billias, artiphon's Emma Supica and Oddball's Pasquale Totaro for a discussion of playful (and round) products that use MIDI from the June 2022 NAMM show  Follow the bouncing ball as it sends out MIDI messages and learn how music teachers in Anaheim are getting kids to express thei...
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Playful Products with MIDI at NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Join MIDI Association President Athan Billias, Big Ear Games Aviv Ben-Yahuda , Playtronics' Sacha Pas and Playtime Engineering's Troy Sheets for a discussion of playful products that use MIDI from the June 2022 NAMM show.  Sorry, it took awhile to get this interview up. But it was an entertaining conversation. Just remembering how great i...
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What is MIDI Art and MIDI Drawing?
Ezra Sandzer-Bell
MIDI News
MIDI art is a fun, emerging technique that's taking the internet by storm. This unusual approach to songwriting centers around creating 2-D art from colored MIDI notes in the piano roll of a Digital Audio Workstation, displayed to the listener for their amusement. Not all MIDI art sounds good, but it usually expresses a visual concept. Th...
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The NAMM Foundation and the MIDI Association announce the Launch of The MIDI Fund
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Los Angeles, CA - June 2, 2022 The NAMM Foundation and the MIDI Association are pleased to announce the MIDI Fund, a new donor-advised fund in The NAMM Foundation.  The MIDI Fund will support projects and programs that advance engagement in music-making and the varied and unique options to make, create and explore music made possible by MIDI, ...
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The MIDI Association Announces MIDI 2.0 Over A2B™
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
Los Angeles, CA - June 1, 2022.The MIDI Association announced today the addition of MIDI 2.0 capabilities to the Automotive Audio Bus (A2B®) from Analog Devices, Inc. The technology was showcased at the MIDI Association booth #10300 at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California on June 3-5, 2022.  A2B® is a high bandwidth, bidirectional, digital aud...
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The June NAMM MIDI Zone Virtual Tour
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
NAMM puts MIDI on the map at the June NAMM show  We covered all the MIDI Association booths (10300, The MIDI Zone Lounge and Studio 108) in our last article and now it is time to dive into the booths of MIDI Association and AMEI members at the June NAMM show.   With NAMM's cooperation, we were able to put together a solid b...
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MIDI Association hosts multiple events and makes multiple announcements at June NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Behind the scenes at the NAMM Show 2022 The first day of set up for a trade show is always interesting because you get to see all the behind the scenes action.  Like most trade shows in the US, Freeman is the company that provides all the  infrastructure for the NAMM show from carpet to drapes to the AV gear ...
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Sequential Circuits Founder Dave Smith has passed away
Athan Billias
MIDI News
It's with great sadness that we announce that Dave Smith has passed away The MIDI Association wouldn't exist without Dave's contributions to MIDI, but having known Dave for over 30 years and worked closely with him at Korg (and also in getting the Sequential name back when I was a Yamaha), he was also not actually a big fan of being called the "Fat...
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PTZOptics Brings MIDI Control to PTZ Cameras
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
New firmware update allows users to control a PTZ camera with any MIDI device  Downingtown, PA - May 26, 2022. PTZOptics, leading manufacturers of affordable broadcast-quality robotic cameras, and the MIDI Association, the international stewards of MIDI technology, today announce a new frontier for MIDI control. In a joint project, rapidl...
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MIDI Association Offers a Full Schedule Leading up to NAMM 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
 Saturday, May 21 MIDI In Music Education webinar with Craig Anderton  Anaheim, CA - May 18, 2022... The MIDI Association has been working furiously behind the scenes over the past year, and we're ready to showcase the results, kicking off a series of events leading to the NAMM Show in June. It all begins Saturday, May 21, celebrating&nbs...
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MIDI In Music Education Webinar -Saturday, May 21
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Join the inaugural webinar of the MIDI Association's MIDI in Music Education (MiME) working group.  To celebrate "May is MIDI Month," we welcome Craig Anderton - who's played Carnegie Hall, written 45 books on music technology, and lectured around the world for over four decades.His talk on "Music, MIDI, and the Art of Inspired Instruction" wi...
The MIDI Association Announces the v1.1 Update to the MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) Specification
The MIDI Association Announces the v1.1 Update to the MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) Specification
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Los Angeles CA, May 1, 2022 – The MIDI Association announces the release of an update (v1.1) to the MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) (v1.0, January 2018) specification. In March of 2021, the MIDI Association's MPE Working Group reconvened to evaluate the current MPE specification and create an editorial revision. The working group has gone over the...
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The MIDI Innovation Awards Show 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
On May 28 at 10 am Pacific, 1 PM Eastern and 6 PM in the UK, LJ Rich will host the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards This year we are incredibly lucky to have LJ Rich hosting the MIDI Innovation Awards (MIA) show which will feature the 15 finalists from the 5 categories interacting with our international panel of judges. World-renowned per...
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Promote The Vote in the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards!
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
Check out over 100 entrants and then vote for your favorites There are five distinct categories (listed below) for the 2022 MIDI Innovation Awards. From May 1 to May 14, you will be able to select three entrants from each category to be the finalists who will participate in the May 28 MIDI Innovation Awards show on MIDI.org. When voting, you d...
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Music Tectonics Podcast 2.5 Billion MIDI Devices: How MIDI is Powering the World
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
From the fountains at the Bellagio to Beethoven's 10th Symphony, MIDI has been powering live music and immersive experiences for nearly 40 years. In this week's episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Athan Billias and Brett Porter from the MIDI association to explore the latest innovations in MIDI 2.0.  Learn more about the MIDI A...
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TMA Announces TMA
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
The TMA (The MIDI Association) announces TMA (Two Major Announcements) Introducing MOM (MIDI Over Morse Code)   We are excited to announce that we have abandoned all future development on MIDI 2.0 and will focus instead on MIDI over Morse code (MOM) on HAM radio.  If you have any questions about this new specification, please send this me...
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​Enter now and celebrate MPE Month at KVR with a chance to win prizes to the value of over $3500.
The MIDI Association
MIDI Association Event List
March is MPE month at KVR  To celebrate MPE Month, KVR has partnered with top brands including ROLI (MIDI Association Member), UVI, Arturia, Bitwig (MIDI Association Member), Expressive E (MIDI Association Member), Newfangled Audio and Swar VST to provide a handful of lucky winners with some of the best MPE enabled tools availab...
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Music Tectonics Features Music Tech Tools from Artiphon
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
 Our friends over at Rock, Paper, Scissors who run the Music Tectonic events have a live webinar tomorrow featuring MIDI Member Artiphon. WEDNESDAY: Music Tech Tools for Making Music March 9, 2022 10 AM PT | 1 PM ET | 6 PM UK This week's Seismic Activity is a hot one: two pocket-sized music-making tools that pack in a ton of features! Mee...
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Music Hackspace, NAMM and the MIDI Association Announce Plans for the MIDI Innovation Awards 2022
The MIDI Association
MIDI News
THE MIDI INNOVATION AWARDS  The MIDI Innovation awards give a platform to MIDI innovation. This enables winners to accelerate their product ideas through connections to the industry, as well as increase their visibility among musicians and the NAMM community of trade professionals. The MIDI Innovation Awards rewards products, prototypes, insta...
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AES Inside Track features MIDI 2.0 discussion with Jennifer Hruska, Rick Cohen, Mike Kent, and Dave Smith
The MIDI Association
Getting Started with MIDI Tutorials
MIDI 2.0 — What's New and How it Will Affect the Way We Work  Join Jennifer Hruska as she moderates a discussion with leading experts about this major update to the MIDI specification. The original specification was released in 1983 and for 35 years remained at version 1.0. It has literally revolutionised the way in which electronic instrument...