Official MIDI Specifications


The MIDI Association (TMA) produces the technical Specifications that make MIDI products work together.
The Specifications define new MIDI Messages and new recommended practices for using MIDI Technology.

Join the MIDI Association and use the links below to find and download all of the available MIDI Specifications and Recommended Practices.
Note: For people who want to learn about MIDI technology without reading the technical specifications, we have Tutorials here.
To see a complete listing of all Manufacturer's SysEx IDs, please go here.

Our other Reference Tables are referenced below. 
All MIDI Specifications are available for download by members of the MIDI Association.
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MIDI Reference Tables (6 Documents)
MIDI 2.0 - Updated June 2023 (20 Documents)
MIDI 1.0 (28 Documents)
MIDI Transports (7 Documents)
File Formats (13 Documents)
Developer White Papers (3 Documents)