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MIDI 2.0 finaly new protocol

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MIDI 2.0 finaly new protocol #5494
NAMM 2019: Slowly but surely, a new MIDI spec is being born, and the MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI - the Japanese MIDI association) have now confirmed that it has a name. MIDI 2.0

It's about time a new standaard spec. for midi and audio data code and transport connection's will be introduced

Like Dexibell greate a outstanding protocol (USB and WIFI) for midi and real audio streaming/connection Aqua ViVA 4.07 OS
pc-host to device but also device to device (without PC/tablet)

By the way speaking about Dexibell i have order my vivo S9 to replace my favorite 25 year old studiologic sl-880( it fail by drop outs in the elektric board after 25 years)

personale note:
I hope i can create a nice setup with the vivo S9 and my Bk7m as backing arranger module.

Hopefully Dexibell will release a kind of arranger module into the future ( compatable with the roland/yamaha .STL styles) DREAM!!!

I realy set my hope on Dexibell into the future
Roland Is absolute out of the market.... they aren't able to greate any thing that realy fits the consumers, they only drop
redefinded stuff and some new technologic but not finished any of there OS that makes there great elektronics usefull It's a Shame!!!!!
5 months 4 weeks ago Last edit: 5 months 4 weeks ago by Ronald#Roland.
BK7m,StudiologicSl880,edirolPCR-800,.....E-MU0404-usb,FA-08

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MIDI 2.0 finaly new protocol #5496
On the whole, after 40 years of pro playing, I'm not sure I trust WiFi for live MIDI. Sure, at home where if something messes up you can easily reboot or reconnect (whatever), on stage in front of a paying audience I think that a cable gives me confidence and security. As heavy as most public venues are in WiFi use, the thought of interference or even outright malice from today's tech-savvy kids is enough to leave me unimpressed by MIDI over WiFi.

Bottom line is, as static as we are (unless you want to use a wireless keytar!), what exactly is the upside to not using a 100% secure cable? Two minutes saved setting up? If that...

I look forward to MIDI 2.0's increased resolution, MPE and other new capabilities, but I have a feeling, as backwards as the tech on arrangers is (you'll rarely see them in the hands of young players) the odds of any MIDI 2.0 features appearing on a future arranger is pretty much zero!

If you use laptops and tablets live on stage for synthesis, odds are you probably aren't using arrangers. And if you are, it seems unlikely that the arranger will have any MIDI 2.0 features. It's going to make a huge impact with MPE type controllers (Roli's etc.) but sadly, all that polyphonic expression stuff won't work with the sound engines in even the most advanced arrangers currently out at the moment.

It has been a long, slow journey from MIDI 1.0's initial release. I'm not holding my breath that it is going to significantly impact the average arranger player...
5 months 3 weeks ago
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MIDI 2.0 finaly new protocol #5497
TBH, the only thing I want to see as an arranger player is the main arranger manufacturers getting together and standardizing the MIDI codes for arranger operation. Currently you can't hook a Korg to a Yamaha to a Roland, and have the arranger operation synchronized. The codes for Fills, Variations, Intros, Endings, Breaks, Multipad operation etc. are completely proprietary to each brand. Yes, they all use MIDI 1.0 codes (either PC/32/00 codes or sys-ex) but they are all different!

We don't need MIDI 2.0 to fix this. We simply need the Big 3 getting together and standardizing arranger operation codes.

Roland and Korg only need to use common PC/32/00 codes, and Yamaha to add PC/32/00 codes to their sys-ex implementation (all will probably need to have both systems to keep legacy compatibility for at least a few years). That is all... clock sync and start/stop/continue are all currently implemented.

MIDI 2.0 is all well and good, but for arranger players, something that could have been standardized 20 years ago is all that is really needed.
5 months 3 weeks ago
BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.
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