MIDI - Ten Times Faster

Elektron introduce Turbo MIDI      03/10/06
MIDI - Ten Times Faster


Here’s a scoop…We’ve just heard from Elektron about TurboMIDI - the evolution of MIDI…
While MIDI is the universally accepted standard, TurboMIDI is a compatible evolution made possible from improved modern hardware. TurboMIDI improves the bandwidth between two MIDI devices up to 10x the original MIDI timing. The TM-1 USB MID interface that they have just released does the job between a computer and a TurboMIDI compatible device.
For example, say Elektron, at 10x speed, the MIDI clock can be 10x tighter and 10x more note data can be passed though at one particular time. All MIDI timing becomes more accurate. This is especially valid for Mac OSX users. Increasing the bandwidth also makes sample transfers (or OS upgrades) a much more delightful experience.
The TM-1 is fully MIDI compatible, so it works together with any MIDI gear out there. You can use any sequencer or other application together with the TM-1. To engage TurboMIDI-mode, you just press the button. Elektron told Sonicstate that instead of releasing new versions of their Machines with USB ports, the TM-1 now virtually transforms your MIDI ports into USB. Anyone who wants this improvement can now do so by going TurboMIDI without the usual need of selling and buying new. Some key facts:
  • Up to 10x TurboMIDI Speed
  • USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible MIDI interface
  • Full standard MIDI Support
  • Sleek Brushed aluminium bent casing with steel insert
  • 1xMIDI IN, 1x MIDI OUT
  • USB Powered
  • WINXP & MAC OSX driver free (USB audio standard compliant)
  • Glossy User's Guide (Elektron Style) included
TurboMIDI is an open standard, free for anyone to implement.
Pricing and Availability:
Available mid October. Pricing TBA.
More information:
  • www.elektron.se

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    3 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    Luk    Said...

    Why is this especially valid for Mac OSX users and not for Windows users?

    04-Oct-06 05:33 AM


    Nick    Said...

    I'm not sure that it is is it? I think it's plug and play with XP and OS X

    05-Oct-06 07:24 AM


    justmull    Said...

    is this proprietry? ie. will we only see it on elektron gear? I hope not!

    09-Oct-06 05:59 AM


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