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MIDI live


Has anybody used Midi over ip or wireless. This seems like it could be a little sketchy for live use but was wondering if anyone has experience with it, as it's fairly new I think. I have been using midi over wired twisted pair cable with verygood results.
May 28, 2012 @07:32am

Any hardcore gamer can tell you that wireless ethernet can have some nasty lag and jitter. As always, you can try it to see if it works for you.
May 28, 2012 @01:51pm

Thanks! That's what I suspected ...definately not something you would want to use in a live situation even if possible.
June 9, 2012 @11:33pm

Will stick with wired Midi! What's the longest Midi feed used in most concert situations? One tech explained that he used to run the midi feeds with XLR extensions about 150 ft to trigger samplers off stage. Had there been a product that used the Cat5 Midi back in the day it probably would have been very useful.
June 24, 2012 @04:49am