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Re: [Bug 18992] Running status should be prohibited

From: Ray Bellis <ray@bellis.me.uk>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 07:53:23 +0100
Message-ID: <5062A663.2060209@bellis.me.uk>
To: public-audio@w3.org
On 25/09/2012 19:00, bugzilla@jessica.w3.org wrote:
> Heh. Just wait until you realize that Running Status is *THE* reason 
> why a MIDI Note On message with a velocity of zero is explicitly the 
> same as a MIDI Note Off. That way, you can compress a dense passage of 
> note on/note off messages by 33%. 

I'm surprised people don't know about Running Status.

I implemented it in the MIDI -> CV convertor I designed for my 
Electronics A-level back in 1986...

When you only have 31.25 Kbps of bandwidth that compression helps a lot!

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