Re: strange behaviour with novation launchpad

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On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 08:11:56PM +0100, Kaspar Bumke wrote:
> >
> > Is there a technical motivation for doing that (low-latency, reduce
> > bandwidth to allow staggering multiple LPs on a single MIDI bus, etc) or
> > was the protocol simply designed by the marketing dept?
> I think it was driven by cost reduction mainly. It was pretty much all they
> could manage with the low cost MCU they used.

Don't think so. Implementing running status requires more code 
than just sending three bytes all the time. They just didn't
think long enough. Strange because the rest of the protocol is
clean and well-designed. 



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