[sdiy] Handling MIDI Running Status from Power-up

MTG grant at musictechnologiesgroup.com
Thu Nov 14 18:07:45 CET 2019

But how many actually implement it? The OP seems to have a device that's 
not following that concept (or maybe it's just a thought exercise). The 
MMA should have included that as a line item in that ASCII-art MIDI 
Implementation Chart.

All of us that made a MIDI-Out device need to do our homework too it seems.


On 11/14/2019 7:57 AM, Tom Wiltshire wrote:
> Oh, there we go! So Running Status is just not expected to run for too long. It’s more of a sprinter than a marathon runner?!
> That’s simple enough to do. Either run a timer and make sure to send a status byte every time the timer times out, or count outgoing bytes and send a status byte with every Xth message.
> I’m impressed that’s in the spec. They really did think of everything.
> Tom
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