The Next Step: MIDI 2.0 has Reached the Prototyping Phase

It’s been helping our software and hardware talk to each other since the 80s. Now, MIDI 2.0 is set to become the way of the future for the decades old protocol. The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) and the Association of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) have announced the prototyping phase will take place in 2019.

MIDI 2.0 promises to be an evolutionary step forward for the decades old protocol. A variety of stakeholders will work together to make it possible.

The MMA and AMEI (which is the Japanese MIDI association) have worked together on the core features for the new protocol. Member companies, including Ableton/Cycling ’74, Native Instruments, Roland, Yamaha and even Google will collaborate on a draft specification.

Core goals of the new initiative include backwards compatibility with MIDI 1.0 devices, DAW to web integration, enhanced expressiveness and tighter timing.

Find out more via the MIDI association.

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