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Monday, October 11 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
MIDI 2.0: What’s New and How it Will Affect the Way We Work

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The original MIDI specification was released in 1983 and for 35 years remained at version 1.0. The new revision will be completely backward compatible and will codify many of the technical developments manufacturers have introduced in recent years. This session will provide an overview of MIDI 2.0 and examine the implications for the users and the industry.

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Jennifer Hruska

Berklee College of Music
Jennifer Hruska is a composer, sound designer, electronic instrument designer, entrepreneur, and educator. She is currently on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in the Electronic Production and Design department.  Early in her career, Jennifer was a sound designer for Kurzweil... Read More →

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Rick Cohen

Antares Audio Technologies
Rick Cohen is the chairman of the Technical Standards Board in the MIDI Association. He was formerly the chair of the Protocol Working Group which developed the MIDI 2.0 protocol specification. Rick is a senior software engineer at Antares Audio Technologies.  He was a lead engineer... Read More →
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Mike Kent

MK2 Audio
Mike Kent is the Chairman of the MIDI 2.0 Working Group and co-author of USB MIDI. Mike is a consultant with clients including Yamaha, Apple, Roland, Musescore, and Artiphon. Mike previously worked for Roland over 30 years. Mike is a co-founder and CSO of AmeNote, a new technology... Read More →
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Dave Smith

Sequential Circuits
Dave Smith is a legendary instrument designer and Grammy-winner, and the founder of Sequential Circuits in 1974. In 1977 Dave designed the Prophet-5, the world’s first fully-programmable polyphonic synth, and the first musical instrument with an embedded microprocessor. Sequential... Read More →

Monday October 11, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT