And Like that MIDI 2.0 Core has been Released…

After years(!) of work the first lot of MIDI 2.0 Documentation has been released. For those that don’t know I have been involved with a core group of some very amazing people to develop this. A special thank-you to Mike Kent, Athan Billias and Ben Israel for allowing me to be part of this.

I have been mainly working on the Property Exchange part of these documents. I have also been able to contribute to MIDI-CI specification as well.I should also state that these documents are just the framework. There are many more documents planned for 2020 that expands on these documents.

I will add links here from the news when I see them:

Synthtopia Article – based on Press Release

Have questions? ask away 🙂

Pre/Post NAMM MIDI 2.0 Articles

Here is a list of Video and Articles leading up to and just after NAMM.
By the way if you are wondering why NAMM is so important to MIDI. The MIDI Manufactuer Association has their AGM on the NAMM weekend … oh and it started there too… 😛


I even have my video for PE in this one! 🙂

This also has an interview with Florian Bomers of Bome Box explaining MIDI 2.0

Great Demos here… Unfortunately my Demo for PE is not in this video


Small Discussion for a few minutes – but hey why not 🙂

I’ll update this more as I see more 🙂

NAMM 2020 Happened.. So now I can start blogging more…

NAMM was on the 16th-19th of January this year, Amongst all the Synth announcements and loud wall of noise from the electric guitar section 😛 there was the not so small announcement of MIDI 2.0… again…

Astute readers may be aware that the MMA announced MIDI 2.0 last year and there is a great round up about this from Adam Neely last year…

Not so breaking now 😀

So what’s different this time….?

Last year was about demonstrating that all this was possible, while 2019 was all about trying to get it ready for release. During 2019 there was several limited news pieces and talks that provided hints about what was to come.

May is MIDI Month talk around MIDI 2.0 – only Audio
Title speaks for itself..

in the background though was a lot of hard work by some very dedicated people to get the specifications in order and ready for the general public… And now they are.. well almost.

The specifications are going through are last tidy and sign off before being released to the public.

What now?

Well for one I can start letting you know more about the specifications and I can start to ad more content to this site because it’s easier to talk about something that the public can actually read and see for themselves.