The creators of MIDI are even getting their own major award credit in the industry this year. Dave Smith (then at Sequential Circuits, but now running Dave Smith Instruments) and Ikutaro Kakehashi (founder and engineer at Roland) will each be hosting a Technical Grammy for their contribution towards revolutionizing the musical instrument industry. Congratulations due for both of them!
Finally, Roland has put together this video for MIDI’s birthday summarizing the history and the accomplishments – keep your eyes peeled and you’ll notice that we even made it into the list of MIDI manufacturers!
[…] We sat down with electronic music technology pioneers Dave Smith and Roger Linn for a special in depth interview focused on analog hardware and its uses for making compelling electronic music. This interview was shot in January – Dave Smith has since been awarded with a Grammy, and MIDI turned thirty! Read more here: http://www.djtechtools.com/2013/01/09/midi-turns-30-gets-a-grammy/ […]
Hi guys, thanks for using our MIDI video. Are you guys taking any guest writers?
That combination mark (logo) looks… suspect.
LOL… If you turn it 30 degrees clockwise it looks like it swallowed a viagra pill.
I like to think of this as the 15th consecutive year that the MIDI Manufacturer’s Group have been unable to agree on the MIDI 2.0 specification.
And here’s the minutes of the investigation group on MIDI-2 from 1998: http://www.projectbarbq.com/bbq98/bbq98r5.htm
Really??? The 2 other proposed names for the MIDI 2 are SEXPOT and CRAP??? Are they serious?