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USB-IF Publishes USB Device Class Specification for MIDI Devices v2.0

New update defines USB device class to support next generation of MIDI devices

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Steinberg Announces MIDI 2.0 support in VST 3
USB-MIDI 2.0 Specification Adopted

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Download the Core MIDI 2.0 Specs

Featured Video- MIDI 2.0 YouTube Play List

Korg, Roland and Yamaha demonstrate MIDI 2.0 features at The MIDI Manufacturers Association Annual General Meeting at the  2020.NAMM Show.  There are demonstrations of MIDI 2.0 per note control, profiles and also a demonstration comparing 7 bit MIDI 1.0 vs 32 bit messages MIDI 2.0 messages controlling a moving fader.

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