The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) will be hosting an open discussion at the 2015 NAMM Show about a new ‘HD’ standard, designed to be compatible with MIDI 1.0.
The session, scheduled for Sunday, January 25, will cover the trademark, licensing, and product certification options for the MMA’s proposed new industry standard, “HD Protocol”. Continue reading
Developer Michael Tyson (Loopy, AudioBus) wants his upcoming Loopy Masterpiece app to have rock-solid MIDI sync, with hardware and other iOS apps. In working on this, though, he found that he’s fighting the fact that MIDI sync is not implemented consistently across iOS apps.
Erica Synths’ midi through box is a professional quality, no latency, one MIDI In to 8 MIDI Through splitter, in rigid aluminum case.
The midi through box lets you connect up to 8 instruments to your sequencer or master keyboard and control them simultaneously, without undesired delays and interference.
Here’s the official video demo: Continue reading
Many people are going to look at the recently introduced Novation Launch Control XL as a cool MIDI controller for Ableton Live.
But the fact that you can edit what each knob, slider and button does means that it can be repurposed to do almost anything.
In the video below, Novation’s Chris Calcutt demonstrates using the Launch Control XL as a control center for an all-hardware setup. Calcutt flies through his discussion, but it highlights the importance of the 30 year old MIDI standard and how it lets you assemble complex rigs that combine new and old hardware and software: Continue reading
Blidino is an Arduino project, designed to allow you to add wireless connectivity to standard MIDI devices, using the recently added MIDI over Bluetooth protocol on iOS and OS X.
The Tine Organ is a MIDI controlled portable acoustic organ.
Although it sounds like a pipe organ in a cathedral, the sound producing mechanisms are very different. Instead of pipes and a wind chest, it uses electromagnets and steel tines to produce 20 chromatic notes, starting at middle C, with full polyphony. Continue reading