If I understand correctly, the MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) adds per-note pitchbends (and I guess other things too). Previously such stuff was impossible with standard MIDI, so in DAWs like FL Studio or LMMS only the internal plug-ins could use such features, using DAW-specific internal APIs.
But with MPE there’s a standard way of doing it, so all plug-ins can do this and work between different DAWs!
I know that Vital supports MPE, and I’ve seen some people testing the per-note pitchbends in Ableton Live using Vital.
As for now Vital is still in closed beta but I believe it will be released as free software.
I don’t know if there’s any other open-source instruments plug-ins that support MPE.
I don’t know if it’s even supported by LV2.
I’d be neat to see it being supported in Ardour, so we can use the polyphonic pitchbends with plug-ins like Vital
Does anybody have an idea how likely that is to happen in Ardour?
Is anybody interested to see support for MPE in Ardour?