Hello all at MIDI.ORG.
I am new here, but am currently working in the electronics development industry, and am interested in taking advantage of the many hardware MIDI controllers that can be had, such as the VS1053 from VLSI. I have just downloaded the spec, but some of the details are alluding me. Is MIDI standard serial @ 8N1 or something else? The spec talks about one stop bit, but also a start bit in front of the 8-bit data, so a 10-bit word. In other words, is MIDI a form of standard asynchronous serial like just about any other standard serial connection, or is it something else? The DETAILS on the comparison between async 8N1 serial and MIDI is the bit that currently confuses me. Any help to clarify this would be appreciated.