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:
TurboMIDI is an open standard, free for anyone to implement.
Pricing and Availability:
Available mid October. Pricing TBA.
Why is this especially valid for Mac OSX users and not for Windows users?
04-Oct-06 05:33 AM
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
is this proprietry? ie. will we only see it on elektron gear? I hope not!
09-Oct-06 05:59 AM