I just found your Midi Association.
I haven't used MIDI in a long time but I am getting back into using my Korg X50 Keyboard with my computer again. So I am a bit of a newbie but not 100% green.
I have a Korg X50 and I bought Pro Tools so I can record my X50 as well as some acoustic instruments using old school Microphones and cables. I'm having great difficulty getting the Pro Tools to recognize the X50 as a Master device so that I can trigger SampleTank sounds thru ProTools and then record the SampleTank sound. When directly accessing SampleTank application, the Korg X50 triggers the sounds excellently, but not thru the Pro Tools recording software.
I asked a Sweetwater Representative about this and he said Pro Tools doesn't use MIDI, but uses Mackie HUI, which he described as a "Flavor of MIDI".
I thought MIDI was an agreed upon protocal thru out the industry, so why are there any "different Flavors" of MIDI all of a sudden? Is HUI really a "flavor" of MIDI, or is HUI actually a different protocal? Have any other members been able to get MIDI to work as a trigger for plug in sounds in Pro Tools? I tried directly plugging the keyboard into a USB Port on my Windows 10 PC (since the X50 Keyboard has a USB 2.0 B plug on it), but that did not work well. I did try a Hi Fing Midi to USB translation plugs/cable which worked OK.
Or do I need to use an interface for this like an iConnectiviy interface?
Where can I find out more about the difference between HUI protocal and MIDI protocal?
I hope that's not too many questions.
Thanks for your help in advance.