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MIDI 2.0 Prototyping Announced by MMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) announce MIDI 2.0TM Prototyping

Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 2019 – The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and AMEI (the Japanese MIDI association) have finalized the core features and name for the next generation MIDI protocol: MIDI 2.0. Member companies are currently working together to develop prototypes based on a jointly developed, feature-complete, draft specification. A members-only plugfest to test compatibility between some early MIDI 2.0 prototypes is planned for Winter NAMM 2019. Participating companies include Ableton/Cycling ’74, Art+Logic, Bome Software, Google, imitone, Native Instruments, Roland, ROLI, Steinberg, TouchKeys, and Yamaha.

As with MIDI 1.0, AMEI and the MMA are working closely together and sharing code to streamline the prototype development process. Prototyping is planned to continue during 2019 as the associations work together on MIDI 2.0 launch plans, including exploring the development of a MIDI 2.0 logo and self-certification program for MMA and AMEI member companies.

During the prototyping phase, the proposed MIDI 2.0 specification is available only to MMA and AMEI members, because the prototyping process may trigger minor enhancements to the specification. Once a final specification is adopted, it will join the current MIDI specifications as a free download on www.midi.org.

The MIDI 2.0 initiative updates MIDI with auto-configuration, new DAW/web integrations, extended resolution, increased expressiveness, and tighter timing — all while maintaining a high priority on backward compatibility. This major update of MIDI paves the way for a new generation of advanced interconnected MIDI devices, while still preserving interoperability with the millions of existing MIDI 1.0 devices. One of the core goals of the MIDI 2.0 initiative is to also enhance the MIDI 1.0 feature set whenever possible.

Read more at https://www.midi.org/articles-old/the-midi-manufacturers-association-mma-and-the-association-of-music-electronics-industry-amei-announce-midi-2-0tm-prototyping

Very cool beat making app for Mac and PC! BTV Solo

This is a pretty damn cool beat making app I stumbled upon while surfing twitter. It’s a full blown sampler sequencer that allows you to play it completely stand alone (even allowing keyboard play without a midi controller) as well as letting you run it in plugin mode within your favorite DAW. Check out their site to learn more! 

Love weird Internet music? Who doesn’t? Get your screwballs tightened with Deluxepaint 418!

deluxepaint 418 is the mysterious artist from Taiwan who uses Amiga Protracker and lofi samples to create very interesting music, which pretty much defies categorization.

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[Ambient Music] Justin Robert – Blood Reef | dark yet dreamy and textured “Aquatic Ambient”

I continue on my recurring “Aquatic Ambient” theme on Blood Reef, except this time I take it to darker territories. The album starts out on the surface calm and peaceful enough, but slowly drifts deeper and deeper into delirium, then finally into the horrors of the deep. But we discover that even in the darkest and scariest depths of the ocean, we can find beauty when we least expect it.