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AMEI and The MIDI Association update MIDI 2.0 core specifications

AMEI and The MIDI Association have published 4 significantly updated MIDI 2.0 core specifications and a brand new specification for a MIDI 2.0 SMF Clip File.

Here's what they're saying:

These are the result of many man years of volunteer work by members of AMEI and The MIDI Association and consist of over 350 pages of detailed specifications.

These core specifications define the architectural foundations for MIDI 2.0 and define minimum requirements for devices to claim MIDI 2.0 compatibility and to apply to use the MIDI Association's MIDI 2.0 logo:

  • M2-100-U MIDI 2.0 Specification Overview, Version 1.1 NEW.
  • M2-101-UM MIDI Capability Inquiry (MIDI-CI), Version 1.2 NEW.
  • M2-102-U Common Rules for MIDI-CI Profiles, Version 1.1 NEW.
  • M2-103-UM Common Rules for Property Exchange, Version 1.1.
  • M2-104-UM Universal MIDI Packet (UMP) Format and MIDI 2.0 Protocol, Version 1.1 NEW.
  • M2-116-U MIDI Clip File (SMF2), Version 1.0 NEW.

After completing this huge volunteer effort, AMEI and The MIDI Association has provided the specifications for free download to anyone interested in MIDI.

With MIDI 2.0, we are going a step further and are working on our plans to open the MIDI Association Github which contains tools and source code under a permissive MIT license to all developers.

At the April 2023 NAMM show, Roland and Synthogy teamed up to demonstrate MIDI 2.0 High Resolution Velocity using an Apple computer and the publicly available version of Logic. There were working prototypes of both Microsoft and Linux MIDI 2.0 drivers. Korg, Bome Box and Analog Devices were all showing prototype products that implemented MIDI 2.0.

MIDI 2.0 product development is continuing rapidly and it's an exciting time, but our work is not done. We are committed to pushing the MIDI 2.0 revolution forward and encourage you to join us as an individual or corporate member at www.MIDI.org




Discussion: Active
13 June 2023 at 4:45pm

Great to see some development in MIDI. We hope industry remember there's something else than MIDI v1.

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