Midi Player

Midi Player

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    34,336
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 14, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    718.73KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    430
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #14 in Media Players

Editors' Review

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Midi Player enables you to edit melodies in MIDI file format. With this software, you can enhance loudness, tempo, pitch, notes, and more.

Pros

Program selection: There are 127 native programs included, ranging from Acoustic Grand Piano to Guitar Fret Noise and Seashore, giving you a great deal of flexibility for sound design.

Cons

Playback issue: Try as we might, we could not get this software to play back effectively on the test system.

Complicated interface: The interface is very congested and complicated, especially if you've never worked with MIDI software.

Outdated design: The icons, fonts, and design in general all look as though they are decades old.

Bottom Line

Between playback issues and an outdated interface, Midi Player doesn't have much to recommend it when it is held up against the modern, more effective alternatives that are available.

 
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Publisher's Description

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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Amazing, Lightweight MIDI Player. Advanced Capabilities"

May 04, 2015  |  By TechnicsKN7000com

 |  Version: Midi Player 2.7.1

Pros

Works perfectly on Windows 8.1 64 bit, not many alternatives do!
Lightweight.
Requires no installation.
Runs direct from USB sticks!
Even runs off a floppy disk!
Bi-directional patch control.
Tiny screen real estate but powerful controls.
Brilliant recording capabilities. Convert MIDI to WAV and record over the top if you like!
Many more features than first appears but very simple to use.
Slick with hardware instruments.
Supports Technics NX Sound.
Also supports GM, GM2, GS & XG
The editors review of this program completely misses the point of the player. Something obviously went drastically wrong if it didn't work and they should have asked the developer.
As you can tell, I am a massive fan of this program! Get it, you will be delighted!

Cons

You must read the Readme file, not all operations are immediately apparent.
I would prefer a separate line of controls for each MIDI channel but the player is tiny so this is a minor consideration.
I would prefer to see the MIDI filename without the path (and hover for the path name).
It would be great to see the MIDI file size or modified date in the playlist panel but I guess most users won't need this.

Summary

I've been using this Midiplayer for quite a few months now and the programmer updates it regularly.

I discovered it when I updated my computer to Windows 8.1 64 bit. Midi support in 8.1 s is absolutely dire. This works out of the box and is very easy to set up, giving you superb controls.

I just wanted a small player to audition midis but I soon discovered that Midiplayer works brilliantly with my hardware keyboards and controllers. In fact, I had completely underestimated what it is capable of doing with both my hardware and software instruments.

When the programmer heard that I was using Technics boards and that they have their own sysex, similar to GS etc, he actually built in support for Technics keyboards. This has to be the first and only Midiplayer with that feature!

Bi-directional support was something I overlooked because I had only set the program up to send MIDI. My setup has thousands of instrument sounds, way beyond the General Midi sound set, this is now a killer application for me, it saves me from looking up the patch numbers in books! Invaluable for KN7000, other NX capable models and even the pre-NX and pre-GM keyboards.

I don't use midi lyrics myself but lyrics support has recently been improved, it now looks great and can expand to full screen instantly.

It is a permanent program on my USB sticks and will run direct from them and just for fun before posting this review I've run it from a floppy disk, playing a midi file off the same floppy disk!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.1
  • 1. Added new Sysex reset types: GM2 and NX(Technics specific). Available by right clicking the reset icon.
  • 2. Redesigned interface for a little bit more modern look.
  • 3. You can change the font color of the main display panel(new item in main context menu).
  • 4. Signed middle C on virtual piano.
  • 5. Wine compatible (bassmidi output mode).
  • 6. Improved black midi playback performance.
General
Publisher Falcosoft
Publisher web site http://falcosoft.hu
Release Date April 13, 2015
Date Added April 14, 2015
Version 2.7.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Media Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 718.73KB
File Name midiplayer_271.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,336
Downloads Last Week 430
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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