From Steinberg KB “Modern MIDI interfaces are installed with real native DirectMusic drivers whereas it is still quite common for other interfaces to use a predecessor API to provide drivers for the Windows MIDI system.”
It seems many of the audio/midi interface specs do not clarify this. In another thread, I saw some screenshots where the RME Fireface shows up as “DirectMusic” in the DeviceSetup–>MIDI Port Setup.
I want to upgrade my Presonus Firepod, but I want to make sure the interface supports “DirectMusic” MIDI Ports. Any suggestions besides RME Fireface?
Or, perhaps I should keep the Firepod for now, and route my MIDI through a MIDI to USB convertor and go into a USB port on the PC. Is there a convertor device that uses a “DirectMusic” driver?