[sdiy] MIDI Clock sync advice

Benjamin Tremblay btremblay at me.com
Sat Mar 9 17:47:17 CET 2024


Let’s pass usb midi through TOSLINK and call it a day.
Benjamin Tremblay

> On Mar 9, 2024, at 11:05 AM, Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Nothing is stopping equipment having USB ground isolation - it's just never specified.
> From: Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> on behalf of John Speth via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> Sent: 09 March 2024 15:14
> To: synth-diy at synth-diy.org <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> Subject: Re: [sdiy] MIDI Clock sync advice
>  
> On 3/9/2024 7:00 AM, Benjamin Tremblay via Synth-diy wrote:
> > USB is just not ideal for music devices because of the star networking pattern. If we could evolve to a point where every usb cable is usb C and all connections are peer-to-peer, we could finally sunset five pin midi.
> 
> Except that 5 pin MIDI has the most excellent ground isolation. We don't
> get that with USB MIDI.
> 
> 
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