Am Donnerstag, 5. April 2018, 02:37:38 CEST schrieb Aaron B.:
> But if you mean interfacing with hardware synthesizers made before 1999
> or so - then MIDI is the only way to go. There is still quite a bit of
> such equipment still in use that will be used until it dies.
> 
> Even modern USB based keyboards, knob boxes, and other such audio
> controllers often emulate a USB to MIDI interface to interact with
> software. This spares the expense of writing custom drivers.
USB-MIDI "is" part of the MIDI standard.

Nearly any new modern electronic instrument today is equipped with MIDI - as 
DIN MIDI oder USB-MIDI (or both). I.e. take a look into i.e. any larger music 
equipment shop today. And MIDI is not only used for instruments anymore - it 
is a widely used standard in quasi any modern / professional studio (in soft 
and hardware) for M&C applications and much morre.

The amount of MIDI capable devices worldwide ist still strongly growing. 
There was/is a kind of "renaissance of MIDI" which led the MIDI Association 
to work on a extended version of MIDI today.
https://www.midi.org/

so - for developers "outside" the music industry and scene - MIDI is far from 
"obsolete" or "small niche..." today...ß)



this jfyi.

many thanks,
best regards,


niels.


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