• Grace Elmer

2.5 Billion MIDI Devices: How MIDI is Powering the World with Athan Billias and Brett Porter

Updated: 5 days ago

From the fountains at the Bellagio to Beethoven’s 10th Symphony, MIDI has been powering live music and immersive experiences for nearly 40 years. In this week’s episode, Tristra Newyear Yeager sits down with Athan Ballias and Brett Porter from the MIDI association to explore the latest innovations in MIDI 2.0.

Learn more about the MIDI Association, a cross industry coalition of MIDI makers and innovators working to bring the MIDI protocol to over 2.5 billion devices around the world. Discover how artists, producers, DJs, educators, and more are using the Musical Instrument Digital Interface, or MIDI, in new ways. Find out how the MIDI Association is partnering with companies like Artiphon to create Orbacam, the latest MIDI powered app allowing users to create music directly in videos. What’s next for MIDI? Find out in this week’s episode!


1:33 What is MIDI?

5:07 The MIDI Association

8:14 MIDI 2.0

11:30 4th Annual Music Tectonics Conference Early Bird Tickets

13:07 More MIDI!

21:21 New MIDI products

29:10 Integrating music experiences with MIDI

36:30 Let's get sci-fi 🚀


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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.