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MidiKeys
MidiKeys
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MidiKeys free download for Mac

MidiKeys

Version 1.9.1

macOS application that presents an on-screen MIDI keyboard.

3.4
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MidiKeys overview

MidiKeys shows a little keyboard on screen, and you can use the computer keyboard to play MIDI notes. 'z' through ',' is the octave starting a middle C (note 60). The keys on the row above are flats (black keys), and the octave below is on the row starting with 'q' (and the digit row is that octave's flats).

In addition, you can select a MIDI source and see incoming notes played on the keyboard.

What’s new in version 1.9.1

Updated on Jan 22 2020

  • MidiKeys is now 64-bit compliant. (And no longer a universal binary.)
  • Minimum system version is 10.11.
  • Keys window is resizable (probably the most asked-for feature request).
  • Support for system dark mode, including a dark mode keyboard. A "force light keyboard" preference is visible to allow you to revert the keyboard to a traditional appearance.
  • Added Clear Stuck Keys command.
  • On systems with a trackpad or mouse that reports pressure, MidiKeys will send channel aftertouch when keys are clicked and held.
  • New "show C notes" feature that draws "Cn" where "n" is the octave (i.e., C3, C4, etc) on the keyboard.
  • Fixed an issue with key caps where certain keys like tab and delete were not shown; they will now appear as the standard key icons.
  • Changed version update feed URL to https.
  • Updated Sparkle and ShortcutRecorder frameworks to modern versions.

Information

License

Free

Size

3.4 MB

Downloads

10892

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
  • Either an external Midi synthesizer with a Midi interface
  • Softsynth like SimpleSynth.
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Dalahast
Dalahast
Sep 10 2010
1.8
3.0
Sep 10 2010
3.0
Version: 1.8
Pretty cool app. I would, however like to see some additional key layouts added, e.g. Wicki/Hayden (or 'jammer' as some people call it), Jankó (chromatic piano layout), Russian bayan accordion, etc. If not that, at least an option to make them yourself.
Pragmat
Pragmat
Jan 23 2010
1.8
0.0
Jan 23 2010
0.0
Version: 1.8
Requirements • Mac OS X 10.5 or greater • PowerPC or Intel • Software synthesizer, MIDI sequencer application, or external MIDI device with MIDI interface. Apple's AU Lab is excellent.
Mibrilane
Mibrilane
Jan 23 2010
1.8
0.0
Jan 23 2010
0.0
Version: 1.8
It says PPC only but download yields a Universal Binary.
Morjovy
Morjovy
Aug 29 2007
1.6b3
0.0
Aug 29 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6b3
seems to work nice on my intel imac. thanks!
Guest
Guest
May 26 2005
1.6b3
3.8
May 26 2005
3.8
Version: 1.6b3
Hi, nice to see its working in Tiger. Only thing left now is to get the keyboard scale drawn correctly also. And yes a sustain feature would be nice - spacebutton would be good for this..
Guest
Guest
Nov 23 2004
1.6b3
3.8
Nov 23 2004
3.8
Version: 1.6b3
HI, Great app, but what about mapping the key "space" as sustain? Like pressing pedal on real midikeyboard. This is the only feature missing!
Guest
Guest
Oct 31 2004
1.6b3
3.8
Oct 31 2004
3.8
Version: 1.6b3
Excellent. Does exactly what it claims.
Guest
Guest
Aug 31 2004
1.6b3
3.8
Aug 31 2004
3.8
Version: 1.6b3
This is great! Brings back the immediacy of OctaMED - but with Garageband! It's perfect! Almost: One tiny bug: if you hold a key, then open preferences, the key remains highlighted until you quit. Not sure if this corresponds to a MIDI note being held. Hitting c then command-comma then command-q seems to hold the note. I just tried that with a Piano - it'd be annoying if I'd loaded up my Big Fat Hammond sound... I'd also like to have the five keys p-[=] mapped. I find Reversed Full kepmap to be the most intuitive.
Guest
Guest
Aug 28 2004
1.6b3
3.8
Aug 28 2004
3.8
Version: 1.6b3
Perfect app for use with GarageBand! Thanks
Guest
Guest
Feb 7 2003
1.5
3.8
Feb 7 2003
3.8
Version: 1.5
It does just what it promises. I like it.
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