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

Paul Perry pfperry at melbpc.org.au
Mon Jan 24 06:40:49 CET 2022

Wonder who will make the first conversion box?

paul perry melbourne australia (bags not me)

On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 4:31 PM Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com>

> Yes - this sort of poor branding could consign MIDI2.0 to being laughed at.
> It's obviously not aimed at analogue synths which probably couldn't use
> most of the improved resolution, but most DAWs are intending to switch to
> it sometime this year.  It's worth it just for the more accurate timing and
> for having Ethernet support which opens up a lot of new possibilities.
> Also I know some in the DJ community are very keen on it as they will be
> able to move data far faster in live use, rather than preparing their sets
> beforehand and mostly sticking to it.  A friend of mine has a MIDI2.0
> product in development for them now.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Willoughby [mailto:brianw at audiobanshee.com]
> Sent: 24 January 2022 05:16
> To: Mike Bryant
> Cc: synth-diy at synth-diy.org
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Who apart from me things the whole MIDI board needs
> replacing ?
> Ha!  My first glance at the Subject made me think that you were talking
> about some MIDI printed circuit board that needs to be replaced. Yeah,
> vintage MIDI gear will probably need a new board.
> Then I realized that you're talking about the board of directors of the
> MIDI association.
> 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. It seems highly
> unlikely that MIDI 2.0 will enjoy a significant fraction of that longevity.
> On the other hand, it's not like I could design a better MIDI 2.0, nor do
> I think that I would recognize a protocol that could last over forty years
> unchanged (at its core). I haven't even dug too deeply into the details of
> MIDI 2.0 because it doesn't seem like it could possibly be exciting. Apart
> from branding, can anyone point to something besides buzz?
> Brian
> On Jan 23, 2022, at 11:35, Mike Bryant wrote:
> >
> >
> https://www.midi.org/midi-articles/pentagram-designs-the-new-midi-logo?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=MIDI+Association+Launches+New+2022+Initiatives&utm_campaign=2022+MIDI+Initiatives+January
> >
> > MIDI 2.0 is an important breakthrough and my first thoughts were this
> looks like it’s sponsored by MacDonalds.
> >
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