Right, and if a new synth is responding to MIDI 2 over, say, USB from a computer, it should be better - especially if you're playing a lot of simultaneous voices that are quantized together, because that's when MIDI actually can have issues (it's a serial protocol - one command after the next). But if you're playing or sequencing parts from a regular MIDI keyboard controller, the timing and resolution aren't going to make a huge difference.It will be backwards compatible with the orignal MIDI spec. So all your old gear should still function properly.
Hah. I never noticed that. What instruments are you triggering?- 32-bit resolution for continuous controllers (compared to 7-bit for MIDI 1.0) - no more digital grunge when playing EWI ppp !
The MIDI 2.0 initiative updates MIDI with auto-configuration, new DAW/web integrations, extended resolution, increased expressiveness, and tighter timing — all while maintaining a high priority on backward compatibility. This major update of MIDI paves the way for a new generation of advanced interconnected MIDI devices, while still preserving interoperability with the millions of existing MIDI 1.0 devices. One of the core goals of the MIDI 2.0 initiative is to also enhance the MIDI 1.0 feature set whenever possible.
It will, but the questions are whether DAWs will support it, whether it'll connect via USB or require new interfaces, what compelling MIDI 2 instruments come out... and I suspect that'll be self-perpetuating either way.So, am I the only one who worries that this will result in having to buy all new equipment? Or will this be a backward compatible kind of thing?