[sdiy] MIDI Clock sync advice

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Sat Mar 9 18:31:09 CET 2024


Easier to use USB-C Active Optical Cable (AOC) and just disconnect/cut the power cable.
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From: Benjamin Tremblay <btremblay at me.com>
Sent: 09 March 2024 16:47
To: Mike Bryant <mbryant at futurehorizons.com>
Cc: Synth-diy at synth-diy.org <Synth-diy at synth-diy.org>; John Speth <johnspeth at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [sdiy] MIDI Clock sync advice

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.
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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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