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        0 comments  ·  Universal Windows Platform » Missing APIs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            3 comments  ·  Universal Windows Platform » Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            Parker Snell commented  · 

            This is still not fixed. MIDI is used by musicians every day to control software synths with hardware such as keyboards, launchpads, fader banks, and more, as well as sending feedback to those devices from software.

            The lacking MIDI implementation on Windows really seems to suggest that MS doesn't understand that while it's an old protocol, it's still extremely relevant. Please look at the kind of functionality provided by other platforms, fix the existing APIs, and provide us with ways to really innovate in the area of music performance devices.

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              Parker Snell commented  · 

              Wanted to note that the new MIDI APIs are broken - they return the wrong device names, and according to some GitHub posts, crash on sysex messages.

              We use MIDI to control software synthesizers, and it's really important for musicians using DAWs. The old APIs are very limited, and the lack of virtual ports means we can't create software controllers, so no touch screen, webcam, accelerometer, pen, etc. to control our synthesizers.

              macOS, iOS, and Linux don't have these problems. Please consider musicians and music developers trying to innovate with the Windows platform and give us a solid implementation with feature parity equivalent to other OS's.

              If you're not going to deliver a working modern solution for this, please relax the requirements around MIDI USB class drivers so that we can do it ourselves. It's really frustrating having a Surface with so much potential as a live performance device, but being so restricted by the OS.

              Parker Snell commented  · 

              This would be a huge help to the music production community - both the ability to route audio through a DAW and the ability to create software MIDI ports, enabling things like touch screen or webcam/CV MIDI controllers without having to set up a 3rd party driver.

              Hope to see this implemented soon.

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                Parker Snell commented  · 

                I'd like to note that the new APIs are broken - they return the wrong device names, and according to some GitHub posts, crash on sysex messages.

                We use MIDI to control software synthesizers, and it's really important for musicians using DAWs. The old APIs are very limited, and the lack of virtual ports means we can't create software controllers, so no touch screen, webcam, accelerometer, pen, etc. to control our synthesizers.

                macOS, iOS, and Linux don't have these problems. Please consider musicians and music developers trying to innovate with the Windows platform and give us a solid implementation with feature parity equivalent to other OS's.

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