MidiKeys
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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
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.
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 more...
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • Either an external Midi synthesizer with a Midi interface
  • Softsynth like SimpleSynth.






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Dalahast reviewed on 09 Sep 2010
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.
[Version 1.8]


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Pragmat commented on 22 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 1.8]


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+7
Mibrilane commented on 22 Jan 2010
It says PPC only but download yields a Universal Binary.
[Version 1.8]


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+4
Morjovy commented on 29 Aug 2007
seems to work nice on my intel imac. thanks!
[Version 1.6b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 May 2005
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..
[Version 1.6b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Nov 2004
HI,

Great app, but what about mapping the key "space" as sustain? Like pressing pedal on real midikeyboard. This is the only feature missing!
[Version 1.6b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Oct 2004
Excellent.

Does exactly what it claims.
[Version 1.6b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Aug 2004
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.
[Version 1.6b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Aug 2004
Perfect app for use with GarageBand!

Thanks
[Version 1.6b3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Feb 2003
It does just what it promises. I like it.
[Version 1.5]


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Downloads:8,864
Version Downloads:2,608
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:22 Jan 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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