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

Neil Johnson neil.johnson71 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 15:05:07 CET 2022

Matthew Skala wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jan 2022, jslee via Synth-diy wrote:
> > 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.
> If we're playing this game, the basic electrical standard for landline
> telephone service dates from the 1870s.  Pulse dialling is from the 1890s
> and I think many networks can still accept the pulse dialling signals of
> that era, even if the numbering schemes have changed and DTMF introduced
> in the 1960s is now preferred.

And before all that was Morse, still in use today.  Ironically, as a
serial transmission system it is rather closely related to MIDI...


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