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Old 29th November 2019 | Show parent
Originally Posted by ebulb View Post
I was wondering what is there with midi these days that would need updating ?

I recall back in the late 90s I would often see midi improvements as part of OS updates but audio on computers was still developing back then and it made sense things would need improvements.. now 20 years later I would have thought that midi would be fully optimised and just a standard bit of code inside the OS that wouldn't need much work ?

when the stack gets updated what actually changes ? do the updates mean that midi being used inside a DAW (even just using VSTi) gets improved or is it more about interfacing with external hardware ?
Earlier in Windows 10, we added Bluetooth MIDI.

MIDI 2.0 is about to be voted on as a standard. That has some significant changes. No date yet on when it'll be in Windows, but it'll be there eventually.

Also, some requests include:
  • Control over MIDI port names
  • Better routing / filtering
  • Virtual and app->app MIDI
  • etc.

No promises on any of those, but we've been looking into a number of them.