MIDI, the Musical Instrument Digital Interface conceived by Roland’s Ikutaro Kakehashi and Dave Smith (and others), is one of the most familiar acronyms in the studio vernacular. And, considering it’s been in commercial use since 1982, the standard has survived incredibly well.
However, there’s a new kind of MIDI in town: MIDI 2.0 and it could be about to make your life in the studio a lot easier. To explain more, we had a chat with Brett Porter, Lead Engineer at Art+Logic, the only independent developers involved in the new standard. He’s also a trained composer with a Masters in Electronic Music and has been developing MIDI systems since 1997.