Setting Up A MIDI Over Internet Session - How It Works

Using OSX      30/10/20

What started out as an experiment to see if it could be done - can we send and receive MIDI in real-time over the internet? Answer is yes and and with less latency than you might expect.
We connected Nick's local Reaper session with the Arturia Keystep 37 to Matt's remote Ableton Live session.

We used this excellent guide from Deep Signal Studios as a starting point.

Matt Hodson aka  @MATTHS   was our remote session - we're going to be doing a live stream with him as creates a track in real-time using some of the MIDI Nick sent, plus his modular system and Bitwig Studio.

NOTE: Matt will be live streaming his session here on 3rd November at 6pm:

00:00 Intro
01:29 Setting up the router - open the ports
03:38  Find out your  external IP Addresses
04:16 Setting up the MIDI Network sessions
08:06 Setting up the DAW sessions
11:20 MIDI Clock
13:25  Sending MIDI to the remote DAW   
15:23 Send the MIDI back
18:14 MIDI only latency test
22:32 What next?


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