Cray Z Fournotes (hallsonmfg@...
), Tuesday, January 22, 2008 11:59 PM
> Whenever it goes through a cable, all MIDI is serial and limited to
> the cable and the equipment's ability to pass it quickly. I have
> heard this called MIDI choke, the equivalent to what happens to
> roadways at rush hour too much traffic too little space.
Avoiding this MIDI choke would be (I've been told) a major advantage of VST
(and other interfaces?) software synthesizers.
After all the spec (I would take it to be MPU-401 rather than MIDI itself)
prescribes 32 kb/s (kilobit per second), which would translate to 4 kB/s
(kilobyte per second). As a Note On and a Note Off together occupy 6 bytes,
that may seem acceptable (apart from orchestral pieces with tight timing),
but would hardly cope with continuous controllers (like Pitch Bend or