MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) is the biggest change in electronic sound since the invention of the synthesizer. Dozens of hardware and software companies have now joined this movement to make music creation tools more expressive.
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Why MPE? Geert Bevin from Moog Music explains its significance
MPE is breaking through
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Makers of new ‘multidimensional’ controllers — including Roland Lamb, Roger Linn and Keith McMillen — meet at the NAMM show in California with software developers to discuss how to make MPE a reality.
Hardware and software creators begin to develop the blueprint for an official MPE specification, building on the universal protocol of electronic music — MIDI. Meanwhile, more musicians and producers discover the new, expressive language of MPE.
In a historic moment for electronic music, the MPE Specification is officially adopted by the MIDI Manufacturers Association. This blueprint makes it easier than ever for companies to design new MPE-compatible instruments.
MPE becomes widely accepted with several DAWs and devices now compatible with the standard including LIVE 11, Logic Pro and Cubase. Seaboard RISE 2 launches to critical acclaim and sets the new standard for expressive devices.
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