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Biggest thing is it isn't 7 bit.....
By:  Sycraft (Administrators; 21624)
Posted on: 07-30-2020 17:53.
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MIDI is all 7 bit communication so everything is 128 steps. That's fine for some things, but not enough for others. MIDI 2 is 32-bit so more resolution than anything needs. It is also bi-directional so devices can better communicate with each other and share capabilities and so on. So no more need to map channels or that kind of shit, a synth can tell a keyboard what it has and you can choose that directly. Plus lower latency so better responsiveness and such.

Basically just a bunch of nice quality of life stuff.