My day today was kinda ruined when I found out that this didn't work. I thought my other gear was broken at first.
Arturia, it's really uncool to leave out simple stuff from a midi output like that. That'd be like leaving out note data and saying "oh, it's meant to just send midi control data for your knobs!" We don't want some rationalization from a designer perspective, we want the utility that you imply it to have by using terms like midi and internal sequencers with tempo control and such.