Ein sehr gut geschriebener Artikel über MIDI 2.0 mit einem Rückblick auf die Entwicklung von MIDI 1.0. Der Artikel ist auf Englisch.
Read this if you’re wondering how MIDI 2.0 will change how you work and play music.
It’s been over 35 years since the MIDI Specification was adopted, and it’s had an amazing life. MIDI is one of the most successful and long-lived digital protocols ever invented, and its use is still growing. (Anyone remember SCSI, RS-232, ADB, or V.90 modems?) When it was first published in 1983, the original MIDI 1.0 Specification was a fraction of its current length. Today, with additions such as MIDI Time Code, MIDI Show Control, and Multichannel Polyphonic Expression, the published spec is over 300 pages, and that doesn’t include over a dozen appendices and “Recommended Practices.” But it’s still MIDI 1.0. Any hardware or software that follows the specification will still work exactly as it did when it first appeared.
So, why do we need MIDI 2.0? ...