Old 11-13-2018, 12:22 PM   #1
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Default "BREAKING NEWS" MIDI Manufacturers Association

Just got this newsletter from MMA; www.midi.org

"Planned Major Update to MIDI Technology Attracts New Members to the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA)

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) announced that Ableton, Aodyo, Audio Modeling, Art and Logic, Melodics, Mind Music Labs, Native Instruments, OnSong, RnD64, and TouchKeys have joined the MMA to collaborate with other hardware and software developers on extending the power of MIDI technology. The planned update to the MIDI specification will support new levels of musical expression and make electronic instruments easier to configure and use.

Standardised in 1983, MIDI 1.0 has adapted over the years to support evolving operating systems and data transmission protocols.

This new initiative updates MIDI with auto-configuration, new DAW/Web integrations, extended resolution, increased expressiveness, and tighter timing -- all while maintaining a high priority on backward compatibility. This major update of MIDI will support the development of a new generation of interconnected devices, and preserve the relevance of existing MIDI 1.0 devices.

“Our goal is to assemble a diverse group of companies of different sizes and business models and help them come to consensus on how to make their products interoperable using MIDI technology,” explained Tom White, President of the MMA. "
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:37 PM   #2
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better late than never !
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Old 11-13-2018, 01:09 PM   #3
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Not news, this has been circling around for almost 10 years.

With the development of OSC (open sound control) protocol, the MIDI protocol was left behind in many aspects, although still dominant in the hardware integration field.

This new MPE extension for MIDI still has inherited limitations of the MIDI standard. For more info:

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Old 11-14-2018, 05:54 AM   #4
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Why do we need a higer resolution midi spec when I can count the number of hardware controllers on the market that support 14bit CCs on one hand
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:19 AM   #5
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Maybe they don't trust the current high resolution definition (controller +32 for low 7 bits) and are waiting for a new standard to emerge.

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Old 11-14-2018, 09:42 PM   #6
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Where are the specifications?
It's time to take a stand against the synthesizer.
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