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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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Re: MIDI 2.0

Post by Ari » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:20 am

So it's January 2020 and Roland announces a "MIDI 2.0 ready" keyboard controller: The A-88MkII.
https://www.midi.org/articles-old/roland-announces

Good to see MIDI is alive and kicking in 2020. :)

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Re: MIDI 2.0

Post by jaffa225man » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:35 pm

Ari wrote:
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:20 am
So it's January 2020 and Roland announces a "MIDI 2.0 ready" keyboard controller: The A-88MkII.
https://www.midi.org/articles-old/roland-announces

Good to see MIDI is alive and kicking in 2020. :)
Yes, I saw a youtube video of it recently because I'd just decided to finally buy a good keyboard, and had settled on the original Roland A-80: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6IDIA0xk1k). It sounds nice, but I'm still glad I got the original for the polyphonic aftertouch that nobody seems to want to produce nowadays. I probably won't ever have equipment supporting that feature either. (Edit 2/17/2020: Sure I do, all Sound Canvas models do, and are configured through SysEx, such as this which enables a sort of tremolo on channel 1: F0 41 10 42 12 40 21 36 7F 6A F7; it's especially fun using with MT-32 variations on the SC-55.) Anyway, it is interesting to me that Roland seems to be recreating their best stuff, or at least what I happen to be watching. ;) MIDI 2.0 would be neat to try, but it would be an expensive undertaking, and I expect my late-adoption of the latest technology will have to continue. It is wonderful MIDI is getting a visible refresh, though. :)

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