Great to see that the Beeb is talking about this and that it’s still going strong
But I don’t like that they are giving the impression that Dave Smith was the one and only inventor of MIDI when actually there were a bunch of people involved creating the MIDI standard.
Frnk good point. One of the reasons MIDI has endured so long is that it’s an internationally agreed standard that many manufacturers have signed up to.
Having said that, in many ways MIDI is a it of a dinosaur. It’s strange nothing else has come along to replace it.
bring back dcb
>But I don’t like that they are giving the impression that Dave Smith was the one and only inventor of MIDI
Ah, but he did develop it with Chet Wood and proposed it as a standard. After then it was standardised and more people jumped on board to work on it.
So if they hadn’t proposed it then I doubt it would have existed, something else may have come along but it could have been much worse.