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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

An Adafruit MIDI note generator 

Blitz City DIY built a MIDI note generator to use with her synths so that she could automate things when jamming. It's coded with CircuitPython and has a few ways you can customize the effects.