MIDI Manufacturers Association

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The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) is an organization where companies work together to create the standards that assure compatibility among MIDI products.The MMA is a U.S. organization established in 1985 by the original developers of the MIDI 1.0 Specification in 1983.Since 1985 the MMA has produced 11 new specifications and adopted 38 sets of enhancements to MIDI.

In 2016, the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) started The MIDI Association, a free member community of people who work, play and create with MIDIand and revamped the www.midi.org site.


The MIDI Association’s mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who create music and art with MIDI. The www.MIDI.org website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to next- gen protocols on the horizon.

Individuals who use MIDI technology can join The MIDI Association to learn about MIDI, share their experiences and creative projects on forums, participate in TMA webinars and broaden their MIDI knowledge. This includes musicians, artists, educators, retail salespeople, DYI/Arduino enthusiasts, DJs, game developers, sound designers and audio engineers.


  • Nurture an inclusive community of people who create music and art with MIDI.
  • Create an environment for community members to learn from each other.
  • Explain new technical developments in MIDI and explore how to use them.
  • Promote new ways of creatively using MIDI.
  • Connect MIDI users with the companies that develop MIDI products.

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