Hi! I'm sort of a total newbie when it comes to MIDI, as my background lies in things acoustic (primarily piano and woodwinds), so apologies if some of my questions seem to cover very basic things.
I am very interested in direct pitch control for keyboard playing, with the intent of creating different well tempered systems of my own. I understand that MIDI 2.0 has this capability! What I want to know is:
1. How do I know if a keyboard is compatible with MIDI 2.0, or at least specifically direct pitch control (which is all I really care about, for now anyways)? I am particularly interested in 88-key Yamaha keyboards (because of the specific touch they have), such as the DGX-670 portable grand, CK88 portable stage keyboard, or even ones like the P-45 or the P125A. I am having trouble finding an answer I am confident in with just my own research.
2. I mainly care about question one for now, as I am planning to purchase a new keyboard soon and I mainly care about compatibility, and don't have to start this process immediately. But once I am ready, how does MIDI 2.0 work? Is it a program I download to my laptop? If so, do I need more than a cable that can connect the laptop to my keyboard to use direct pitch control?
(3. While I am at it, and this is totally a thing for my future but not immediately for me: would I be able to use two keyboards at once with the same laptop and MIDI 2.0 for separate direct pitch control at the same time? What I imagine is two keyboards set up at the same time, one maybe around a quarter step off of the other, both with self designed well tempered systems.)
Looking forward to finding out more, thanks a ton in advance!! Super excited about the possibilities of 2.0. Otherwise, I'll just have to continually retune an upright and hope I don't snap any strings haha.