[sdiy] Who apart from me things the whole MIDI board needs replacing ?

jslee john at sleefamily.org
Mon Jan 24 13:04:49 CET 2022

On Mon, 24 Jan 2022, at 16:16, Brian Willoughby wrote:
> On the one hand, MIDI has been the longest-lived digital communications 
> protocol ever. Unless I'm mistaken, nothing else (besides ASCII text 
> sent via asynchronous serial at low baud rates) has survived intact 
> such that modern gear and vintage gear can still communicate

IP — the published, documented IP version 4 protocol that we still use today — predates MIDI slightly. The guts have remained the same and, as far as I’m aware, compatible. Though various options and extensions have been added, and since ~1996 we’ve also had IPv6.


Ethernet was also commercially available in 1980, though not an IEEE standard until slightly later

Still, that certainly leaves MIDI in some rare and distinguished company.


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