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The MIDI Association and IASIG at NAMM 2024

Interactive Audio

| 18 Jan 2024

January 9, 2024… At this year’s NAMM Convention, held January 25-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the MIDI Association will present four full days of activity focused on the new MIDI 2.0 standard.

From 10:30 AM to 6 PM every day at Booth 10302 at the front of Hall A, The MIDI Association will offer sessions for MIDI users and MIDI developers, as well as sessions focused on our four core initiatives: the MIDI Innovation Awards, the IASIG (Interactive Game Audio), MIDI In Music Education, and the Music Accessibility Standard.

On Saturday, January 27th, 2024 at 2 pm at The MIDI Association booth , members of the IASIG will explain the goals and direction of the IASIG and our new expanded relationship with IGDA.

There will be time to interact one on one with IASIG steering committee members.

Then at 5 PM on Level 2 of the Anaheim Convention Center in Room 204C, the IASIG will present:

The Continuing Evolution of Interactive Audio and Expanding Applications for Music

Interactive audio is big business. From games, films, AR, VR, streaming, AI, and more, the field is diverse and growing.

There is a lot going on with the IASIG and in the world of MIDI these days.

Companies including Apple, Korg, Native Instruments, Roland, and Synthogy (Ivory) have released MIDI 2.0 products into the market. The new Open Source Windows Driver (funded by AMEI, the Japanese MIDI organization) and the new Open Source Microsoft APIs are in the hands of MIDI 2.0 developers. The MIDI Association will pass five new Profiles specifications and will also launch a brand new website just days before the Winter NAMM show.

The MIDI Association booth is larger than in years past and divided into displays of MIDI 2.0 products, a MIDI Showcase stage for presentations/performances, and an area focused on our MIDI In Music Education, Music Accessibility Standard, and Interactive Audio Special Interest Groups. More than 75% of the booth is dedicated to a 50-seat audience space, with each seat equipped with a set of wireless headphones to enable guests to comfortably watch and listen to The MIDI Association’s presentations and performances.

At the end of each day, there will be performances by some of the artists featured in our MIDI@40 celebration at the April 2023 NAMM show, including DeLaurentis, Ellis Hall, Jordan Rudess and Cory Pesaturo.

“We greatly value our continued partnership with the MIDI Association and are beyond thrilled with the abundance of MIDI 2.0 programming at The NAMM Show this month,” said John Mlynczak, NAMM president and CEO. “Each year at The NAMM Show we see continued innovation from our members using MIDI-supported technology to launch the next generation of products for our industry.”

Please check out the full schedule of events here and come see us at Booth 10302 at the front of Hall A at Winter NAMM 2024.

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