Routing MIDI Messages Over Ethernet
A system, known as the MIDINet system, has been created that routes MIDI messages between MIDI-compatible source and destination devices. These devices are attached to nodes, which in turn are linked into an Ethernet network. Message routing is facilitated by the MIDINet protocol, which is a layer above standard Ethernet. The performance of the system has been measured and documented. In order to address the nondeterminism of Ethernet, a token bus protocol layer has been introduced between the Ethernet and MIDINet layers. The MIDINet system is being used to enhance MIDI routing in a music studio network where studio resources are shared between remote music stations.
Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!
This paper costs $33 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.