At the 2020 NAMM Show, we talked with Bome Software CEO Florian Bömers about their plans for supporting MIDI 2.0 with the Bome Box.
The Bome Box, below, is a MIDI Hub and Router for connecting musical instruments via MIDI DIN, USB, Ethernet, and WiFi.
The Bome Box makes it possible to route MIDI signals between USB & DIN MIDI devices and across Ethernet & WiFi, with or without a computer:
Bömers told us that his company is actively participating in creating the MIDI 2.0 specifications, as part of the MIDI Manufacturers Association. The MIDI 2.0 specification was adopted at the 2020 NAMM Show, and should start appearing in products, along with firmware updates to existing products, in the next few months.
Bömers said that Bome products be getting updates to support MIDI 2.0 features. The main focus will be on bridging MIDI 1.0 gear with the MIDI 2.0 world: proxying and translation. Existing BomeBox owners will benefit from the new features by way of free firmware upgrades.
See the Bome Software site for details.