MidiKeys
MidiKeys
1.8

4.3

MidiKeys free download for Mac

MidiKeys1.8

22 January 2010

Shows comp keys to play MIDI notes.

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 MidiKeys

Version 1.8:
  • The application is now a universal binary.
  • New configurable hot key to toggle global hot keys.
  • Support for automatic software updates using the Sparkle framework.
  • New option to show the key caps on the on-screen keyboard.
  • New preferences to control the visibility of overlay notifications.
  • It is now possible to have no modifier key for global hot keys, so you only have to press the key corresponding to the note.

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How would you rate MidiKeys app?

10 Reviews of MidiKeys

3
Dalahast
10 September 2010
Version: 1.8

Most helpful

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.
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3
Dalahast
10 September 2010
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.
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Pragmat
23 January 2010
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.
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Mibrilane
23 January 2010
Version: 1.8
It says PPC only but download yields a Universal Binary.
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Morjovy
29 August 2007
Version: 1.6b3
seems to work nice on my intel imac. thanks!
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Anonymous
26 May 2005
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..
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3.75
Anonymous
23 November 2004
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!
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5
Anonymous
31 October 2004
Version: 1.6b3
Excellent. Does exactly what it claims.
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4.5
Anonymous
31 August 2004
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.
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Anonymous
28 August 2004
Version: 1.6b3
Perfect app for use with GarageBand! Thanks
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5
Anonymous
07 February 2003
Version: 1.5
It does just what it promises. I like it.
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