[LAD] [LAU] So what's the deal with controlling the aeolus organ?stops via midi

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Oct 6 21:20:19 UTC 2009

> The process for the sysex manufacturer ID registration is not only expensive 
> ($200 per year) but also quite ridiculous. It is almost an invitation to 
> sysexquatting. Have you seen the "Recently Assigned Manufacturer ID Numbers" 
> page? http://www.midi.org/techspecs/manid.php 
> There are a lot of companies with a status of suspended, relinquished, renewal 
> pending ... In red, no less, to add embarrassment to the crisis?

There's no ID for e.g. Sequential Circuits (resp. I didn't take a look 
at the complete list), a company that doesn't exist any more, but there 
are still some synth used a lot, not only the old once without MIDI, but 
also the later devices from the 80ies, shipped with MIDI by default. I 
don't know Sequential's ID, but it would be bad, if e.g. a relative 
young company like Waldorf should get Sequential's ID (by the way 
Waldorf also isn't in the incomplete list).

We should "create" some kind of FLOSS agreement, e.g. let's chose some 
unused ID's or some "bizarre" IDs, I guess some companies might be 
uninteresting for music as a first ID and then e.g. create a list on 
linuxaudio.org to register a second and third ID for FLOSS.

0xXY (MMA numbers used by us)
0xVW (linuxaudio.org registered number LO)
0xTU (linuxaudio.org registered number HI)

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