MIDI 2.0

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Marten
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MIDI 2.0

Post by Marten » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:20 am

Crazy stuff, but the MIDI Manufacturer's Association is prototyping a new evolution of the MIDI standard, dubbed MIDI 2.0. https://www.midi.org/articles/the-midi- ... rototyping

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Re: MIDI 2.0

Post by jaffa225man » Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:20 pm

Marten wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:20 am
Crazy stuff, but the MIDI Manufacturer's Association is prototyping a new evolution of the MIDI standard, dubbed MIDI 2.0. https://www.midi.org/articles/the-midi- ... rototyping
Very neat! I don't expect it will have all these features for older devices, like our beloved MT-32's, but since this process is going forward so openly (anyone can join the MMA for free as I had, hoping to add aftertouch support to Rosegarden someday), I expect that there's a high chance GNU/Linux users won't be left wanting. This page details more reason for the new adoption and looks like an exciting possibility: https://www.midi.org/articles-old/midi- ... cification. I don't imagine the interoperability will exist beyond just falling back to MIDI 1.0 for older devices, as they just won't answer the "universal" SysEx. I suppose there could be MUNT support, though! :) It's okay, I never have difficulty using MIDI as it exists now. Also, the SC-8820 and SC-8850 (and newer Roland devices) have supported "General MIDI2" for years, but it can't be the same thing. I doubt they support all the "2.0" SysEx planned, but they do support "universal" SysEx messages of their own (and Yamaha's) understanding.

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