MidiPiano

MidiPiano

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    131,396
  • Date Added:
    June 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    337
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/7

Editors' Review

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MidiPiano is free software for playing and producing MIDI music files, with the addition of a virtual piano that can be played with your keyboard or cursor.

The interface for MidiPiano is okay, but not fantastic. The buttons are simple and easy to understand, but almost too simple and could be improved upon for functionality. You can play previously saved MIDI files or make your own. Creating MIDI music with this software consists of recording while you play the virtual piano and then editing to cut or insert notes. You can also adjust the octave, speed, and volume.

The virtual piano takes some getting used to. Our testing went slowly since using a computer keyboard as a piano was new to us and we had to remember which key went to what. Just clicking on the virtual piano keys is bothersome, because it's slow and we found ourselves accidentally clicking on the wrong keys. Thankfully, the editing features allow you to delete those mistakes and move the notes closer together for a more cohesive sound.

There weren't any big installation problems, but you have to read through the installation process to make sure you don't download a toolbar along with it. Also, MidiPiano does not uninstall cleanly. The program worked well, though, and didn't cause any problems. We recommend this if you know way around a computer, but you don't have to be an advanced user.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Not working / badly designed"

December 28, 2013  |  By DOOMDUDEMX

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 2.1.7

Pros

Small program for a very specific but also very common task

Cons

Doesn't work
Badly designed

Summary

I couldn't get midi input to work at all and the options-menu had no apply or ok button which means that the user doesn't get a feeling telling them that their changes actually has been saved and for all i know they didn't.
Another design-flaw was that whenever the virual keyboard was moved the piano-roll was instantly snapped to the top of it regardlessly of where it was before but it doesn't work the other way around.

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2 stars

"No support for MIDI keyboard"

May 07, 2012  |  By riikoti1

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 2.1.6

Pros

Nice UI showing the result

Cons

No support for MIDI keyboard

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1 stars

"This keyboard is a mess"

April 02, 2012  |  By lmonteros

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 2.1.6

Pros

I can get a fairly accurate 440.

Cons

The lowest two octaves do not even approach being on pitch, not even relative to each other. E2 is Eb, not E. Octave 1 is all over the place.

There is no easy way to play this using the computer keyboard. The naturals play just by moving from key-to-key along the rows of the computer keyboard, but if there is a way to play the black keys, it's not indicated. I couldn't find anything in the Help file other than to choose a different layout. Help file was anything but helpful.

Summary

I don't see how one could write or play music on this. It is clumsy for even the very limited application for which I will use it: getting pitches and practicing lines in a singing part.

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5 stars

"just what i was looking for"

March 05, 2012  |  By destroyer3646

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 2.1.6

Pros

easy,good for learning,free midi creater

Cons

none so far

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3 stars

"not debugged but has fantastic potential"

February 23, 2012  |  By clifclif

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 2.1.6

Pros

clean interface, very useful piano roll feature with easy to use editing functions. I would happily pay for this program - if it were crash free.

Cons

as of version 2.1.7.8 there are bugs that crash the program in unpredictable ways. Prompts appear that a dll can't be found or that there has been an exception of one kind or another. Sometimes the program will run fine for a few minutes at a time but crashing is too frequent to make it usable. I have posted my crash diary at the developer's site and hope for fixes. When it runs trouble free I will certainly send in a contribution.

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3 stars

"I really have not had an opportunity to evaluate it yet"

November 05, 2010  |  By oldbear54

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 1.4

Pros

please see above statement!

Cons

please see above statement!

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4 stars

"Love this midi player"

August 22, 2009  |  By Capt44

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 1.4

Pros

I thought I'd not be able to listen to my midi files again.
But this works great.

Cons

I haven't found any cons yet.

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4 stars

"Loaded first time, very easy to use"

July 27, 2009  |  By Perrygrove Railway

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 1.4

Pros

Very easy to use. Wish I had stuck with this and not upgraded to later version.

Cons

Can't modify finished work.

Summary

I needed something very simple to try writing a piece to accompany a video. This did the job - totally intuitive.

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5 stars

"thank"

August 02, 2007  |  By fatty770

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 1.4

Pros

thank you

Cons

thank you

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3 stars

"Not enough features"

July 24, 2007  |  By tiga2001

 |  Version: MidiPiano - MIDI File Player/Recorder 1.4

Pros

The interface is clean

Cons

It plays the midi, showing the keys on a keyboard, but it allows no way to modify previously recorded material

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.1
  • Easy Keyboard customize.
  • Midi in devices bugs fix.
  • General
    Publisher MidiPiano
    Publisher web site http://www.MidiPiano.net
    Release Date July 22, 2014
    Date Added June 16, 2014
    Version 2.2.1
    Category
    Category Entertainment Software
    Subcategory Music Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.27MB
    File Name MidiPiano_Setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 131,396
    Downloads Last Week 337
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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