From Roni Music:
Sweet MIDI Player is a MIDI player for not only auditioning all types of MIDI files, but for modifying the MIDI files themselves. Change the arrangement with easy to use Cut, Copy and Paste commands. Use its mixer-like interface to easily edit the control messages, transpose the music, change the tempo, mute desired MIDI channels, and save the end results to disk. It also includes a Jukebox function which allows you to create playlists with up to 99 songs.
What's new in this version:
New - Support for some more non standard MIDI Lyric/Text files
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I would like to counteract the negative reviews from people who have used this app with a cracked password and then complain that it doesn't work well - The dev has made it clear on many occasions that using it with a dodgy password will make the program become unstable.
Using a crack to avoid payment, then rubbishing the product (and advising other not to buy!) shows a breathtaking arrogance.
As for SMP, I use it regularly - It's well laid out and simple to use. For all that it's just a midi player, it allows the user to change patches, tempo, key and completely re-mix the track - which can then be re-saved.
I find it particularly useful for singers - I send 'em a midi file - they find the best key and tempo and send the updated file back to me - The song is then fully prepared on the studio DAW for them to do the vocals.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I don't quite understand the problems reported here for the Sweet MIDI Player.
I started using the demo (downloaded from Roni Music) as soon as it was available for my Intel iMac G5, and apart from the muting thing (which has just been fixed), it's the best player I've ever found for my purpose.
As a music teacher I use MIDI a lot to create music "minus one" play alongs for my students. In fact a number of my students have downloaded the demo for Windows also without problems.
Just make sure you download the latest version from Roni Music.