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MIDI Producers Company Previews 30 Anniversary

30 years ago, two competitive key pad manufacturers involved in a nearly unmatched cooperation leading to new technological innovation that still today is constantly on the change the songs world. The MIDI Producers Company (MMA) will review its yearlong "MIDIMakes Music" 30 Anniversary party at 2013 Worldwide CES (Booth #5109) with a new movie about the past, present and upcoming of MIDItechnology.
Musical Device Electronic Interface (MIDI1) is the GRAMMY®-winning2 technological innovation that allows people to use digital musical technology equipment along with computer systems and mobile phone devices to write, record, notate, organize, perform and learn about songs. More than 700 companies produce items with MIDI technological innovation – everything from digital computer key pad, instruments and drum sets, to movie gaming nintendo wii, cell mobile phones, computer systems and pills.

The "MIDI Creates Music" campaign, provided by a coalition of leading market companies and companies such as, Roland, Yamaha, Gibson, Fishman, Lady Cruz Instruments, Korg, Desire, Mediamation, NAMM, AES, Keyboard Journal, Electronic Artist Journal and Robertson Devices, is designed to inform customers about the benefits of MIDI technological innovation. Resources, video clips, company links and more can be found at

"The story of MIDI technology is very important to tell because it's not just a proven technology, but one that has widespread support in the international consumer electronics industry and will remain a valuable technology for CE products into the future," said Tom White, president, MMA. "We are grateful to all of our sponsors, MMA Members and the millions of MIDI users and fans to help us celebrate this significant milestone."

About the MMA

The MIDI Producers Company (MMA) is a non-profit organization established in 1985 to motivate companies applying MIDI to make their items interoperable through conformity with MMA Recommended Methods. MMA posts the formal MIDI Requirements, provides education about MIDI, permits MIDI images, and encourages the use of MIDI technological innovation for new programs and in various sectors. For more information, please visit

  1. The name comes from "Musical Device Electronic Interface," but is actually noticeable "mi-dee".
  2. 2013 Specialized GRAMMY to Lady Cruz and Ikutaro Kakehashi for the innovation of MIDI

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