MidiPipe
MidiPipe
1.5.5

4.1

MidiPipe free download for Mac

MidiPipe1.5.5

08 August 2019

Modify MIDI messages in real-time.

Overview

MidiPipe is freeware and comes with no warranties. MidiPipe can be useful in a music studio or live on stage to route, map, filter, convert, display, input and output MIDI messages in real-time.

Right now it comes with the following tools:
  • Midi In - connects a MIDI input to the pipe
  • Midi Out - connects a MIDI output to the pipe
  • AList - outputs messages to the screen
  • Message Converter - converts messages from one type to an other
  • Delay - delays the time for when the message is scheduled
  • Transpose - transposes note to multiple keys, set velocity, delay and channel for each
  • Message Filter - filters by messages
  • Channel Filter - filters by channel
  • Channel Router - routes channels
  • Keyboard Split - moves note on/off messages above/below a split point to a different channel
  • Randomizer - randomly changes any parameter value(s) of any channel message(s)
  • Keyboard - play a on screen keyboard with your mouse or keys; will display arriving messages too
  • MicroTuner - apply different scales
  • Set - set any parameter value(s) of any channel message(s) to any value
  • Duration - add a delay between Note On and Note Off messages
  • Control Split - inverse, limit, scale, fade in/out, route and map MIDI controllers
  • Control Slider - simple slider for control message input
  • AppleScript Trigger - use the power of AppleScript to implement everything you want
  • (N)RPN Mapper - map (N)RPNs
  • Velocity Modifier - scale, shift, and clip the velocity of Note On and Note Off messages
  • SMF Player - plays up to 128 MIDI Files; handles Song Select, Start/Stop/Continue messages
  • Key Mapper - map keys
  • DLS Synth - user interface for Apple's DLS Synth
  • Message Factory - trigger your own messages with static and variable data bytes
  • Double Filter - filters identical messages
  • Monophonic - make monophonic

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in MidiPipe

Version 1.5.5:
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27 Reviews of MidiPipe

4.25
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0

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brilliant. the hercules dj console for mac has its buttons set as continous controllers for some unknown reason of utter stupidity. one hour from downloading midipipe, i've now got all the buttons on the controller giving note on/off messages. hallelujah. the gui could do with a little work, being able to duplicate pipe objects would have saved a lot of time.
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pappantv
15 June 2015
Version: 1.4.6
Please help me to find a similar program in Linux. I would like to run this in Raspberry Pi
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jeremypeterallen
14 April 2012
Version: 1.4.4
So Good!. I could not do what I do without this program. My Pipes keep getting more and more complicated. Haha Just wondering, is there anyway to rout a virtual output back into one of the virtual inputs? could bore you with the details of why I need this, but it would be so friggen handy Cheers Jeremy
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Easley
20 December 2009
Version: 1.4.3
I was hoping for the Yamaha ez ag midi gtr velocity fix. It appeared to be set up correctly but wasn't filtering out the notes when fingering the frets. I'm using Sampletank in Pro Tools le.
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Kiddipalli
21 September 2009
Version: 1.4.3
Hi, this software is awesome! One feature request;) How about being able to make child pipes? Say I want to use the key mapper feature but then I want to make it change the keys depending on the incoming velocity. Example: I use this software mainly when I´m playing the Yamaha DTXplorer midi drum kit (there´s no way of changing the midi mapping in there), into EZdrummer running on Pro Tools. The problem is that none of those speak together correctly since EZdrummer doesn´t use the GM drum setup. Using midi pipe I am able to remap the incoming notes to the correct samples but I can´t make them change depending on the note velocity thus changing the sample (key) when Hit soft, med or hard. Anyway, your software rocks big time! Thank you so much.
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Boris-Rio
15 September 2006
Version: 1.4.1
Yes a manual or tutorial would help a lot...
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Lamont-///
11 April 2006
Version: 1.4.1
I'm a midi illiterate. A manual would be very helpful, preferably "midipipe and midi for dummies" Thanks.
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Anonymous
25 September 2005
Version: 1.3.1
ZERO DOCUMENTATION! It looks obvious, but after a couple hours of tinkering, I accomplished nothing. A tutorial of any sort would make this program accessible to people.
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4.25
Jan-Patrick
23 August 2005
Version: 1.3.1
Great tool. Its perfect for programming my Tascam fw-1082. With Applescript you can control everything. Thank you
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4.25
Anonymous
15 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0
brilliant. the hercules dj console for mac has its buttons set as continous controllers for some unknown reason of utter stupidity. one hour from downloading midipipe, i've now got all the buttons on the controller giving note on/off messages. hallelujah. the gui could do with a little work, being able to duplicate pipe objects would have saved a lot of time.
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13 July 2005
Version: 1.2.0
this looks interesting, but I WILL NOT spend time trying to figure out the functionality if there is no manual. please add a good manual.
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Anonymous
25 May 2005
Version: 1.2.0
I just downloaded it last night. Once I had worked out how it works, I was listening to old keyboard music in its intended temperament. Also I want to write a dynamic tuning program. MidiPipe's Applescript capability will let me work on the algorithm while it takes care of the basic midi ins and outs itself. For someone like me with only basic programming knowledge, this is fantastic. One thing, I think I accidently created a couple of midi loops, which locked OSX completely. Watch out for this... otherwise the program is fantastic!
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4.5
Anonymous
08 May 2005
Version: 1.2.0
This little program is the goods. I'm using it to route all midi from my microkorg into my sequencer, into an applescript trigger for instant pattern changes and track mutings on the fly, and also back into the microkorg. I do have a feature request though- is it possible to have a variable input in the transpose tool so that notes can be transposed by a variable number of notes/octaves up or down? The variable could be the last value of a controller input, in the form a*(value + b) + c where a, b and c are integer constants. I've tried a version using applescript trigger, but unfortunately there is a noticable delay caused by the execution of the script which is not desirable in a musical instrument. I've found the applescript trigger is useful for once-off commands that are not time crucial.
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Anonymous
05 April 2005
Version: 1.1.0
Unless I'm really confused, there's one obvious piece of functionality still missing: write MIDI data directly to a file. Not special messages, the whole darn MIDI stream should be redirectable to an Midi File Format (MFF, .MID) file.
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Richard S. Holmes
11 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
I have to agree this looks like an app with a lot of potential and a lot of work clearly has gone into it. However a couple of paragraphs in a "ReadMe" file is far from adequate to convey to a novice user how to make use of it. Trial and error left me only confused, as many tools seemed to do nothing and some were evidently buggy. (Example: the second time I tried using the microtuning tool, no notes but middle C would play -- removing and returning the microtuning tool repeatably did this. But the first time I tried using it, all notes worked -- though I heard no sign that any microtuning was actually going on, despite the apparently correct response to the pitch bend test.)
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Anonymous
09 March 2005
Version: 1.0.2
If I create a pipe with a Midi In and an AList, how do I route the Midi In to the AList? Can I route a pipe to another pipe? What is a "pipe", anyway? The program seems to have a lot of cool stuff in it but I don't have a clue as to how the routing works. Without a manual this program is completely incomprehensible to me.
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Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 1.0.1
great little app! Luv it!
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4.75
Suneel
19 January 2005
Version: 0.9.9
What a great piece of software. It's not just a router, but can do a bit of everything. I had a real pain-in-the-ass problem with my controller. So I emailed Nico (the author). A mere hour later he replies and solves my problem. What can I say? Great software, fantastic author. I'll be donating some money to him for sure!
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4.75
Anonymous
01 January 2005
Version: 0.9.9
MIDIPipe is just the most kick arse swiss-army-knife if computer MIDI. Great work. I only give the ease of use a four because the interface sometimes leads me to start tweaking an element of my pipe before inserting it, causing stupid me rto have to redo it all after inserting. My fault really, because the software is excellent.
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4.25
Chris Scheidel
21 May 2004
Version: 0.9.3
Midipipe is a MUST HAVE for any MIDI based musician using OSX as their platform of choice. There has never been a problem that I couldn't solve with Midipipe. Also, the developer is super receptive to bug-fixes, suggestions, and general improvements. If you are using MIDI and OSX, get Midipipe, you will need it.
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4.75
Anonymous
08 April 2004
Version: 0.9.1
A very usefull tool that solves a lot of midi related problems like merging 2 datastreams when using faderboxes and external midiclock sources. A must have when you use Ableton Live on a Mac...at least aslong Ableton haven implemented midi. Nice controller manipulations.... The feature to split and double controlers allows for example to move all aux sends on ableton Live with just one controller......or you can scale your faderbox output for better feel and response on a particular parameter...great tool Only wish...I would like to translate NrPn controlers to normal ones and back...with this i could use my electribe as an external controler sequencer or adjust electribe parameters direct with my cheap UC-16 faderbox Thanks for this nice piece of software, Sven Roehrig
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4.5
Guy
05 February 2004
Version: 0.7.7
I must say that MidiPipe makes me a happier OS X musician! This small application packs a bunch of cool utilities that are essential for MIDI work. You get everything from MIDI monitoring, virtual routing, MIDI keys and more and more. My personal favourite is the messeges converter. Now I can twiddle the knobs on my POD and tweak parameters in my Roland JV-1010. No need to get a specialized MIDI controller hardware! There are a few more things make this application so awesome: 1. It's very straight forward. 2. You can save your presets. 3. The man behind the code (Nico) is very friendly and promptly replied my questions. 4. You get it all for FREE! Nico, you rock!
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5
Anonymous
08 January 2004
Version: 0.6.2
Awesome midi freeware utility!
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4.5
arvidtp
12 August 2003
Version: 0.6.2
Great MIDI thingy - with some features that don't work for me and some that do. I particularly like the promise of the applescript actuator, but I still have yet to find a good use for it. Moderately easy to use and you can save your setups. Also try MIDI Patchbay.
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Anonymous
03 June 2003
Version: 0.6.2
if your running midi apps on OSX.. this app is a great tool (AND FREE!), i didn't know how much i would end up using it until i downloaded it and started working with it. From rerouting midi from one app to another to using the new applescript out to control powerpoint slides via midi- i dig it, thank you so much nico!
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Anonymous
23 May 2003
Version: 0.6.1
Rock solid beta, I use it to control Reason 2 and Cubase SX. Still working out the ins and outs but all software musicians should have a mess with this nifty app.
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4.25
Zola
07 February 2003
Version: 0.5.3
Wow! When I first stumbled upon this app I really wondered what I could use it for. Now, yesterday, I'm doing a patchlist for a show I'll be doing in march and I realise that I'm missing a small mixer if i want all inputs to be sent through. I have two midi controlers with knobs, so, combining them to Ableton Live (my new mixer) with my 828 and my laptatop, I was able to get a descent mixer. And then I get carried away and try to get many knobs to move together throug one controler and realize it's not possible to do that in Live. So I go back to my downloaded midi apps and look throug them and BAM! Oooooh the possibilities..... Midipipe just plainly rules (I can't even undersatnd how it is still free). It's basicaly a router or mapper that brings one thing in and a lot more out! Wow! is all I have to say (appart from all the above) Thanx a bunch for such a great app!
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Nicowald
28 January 2003
Version: 0.5.3
Note: If downloaded version 0.5.3 before 01/27/2003 23:47:00 EST, please download again. Repeared the "Your software is up to date" at startup. Sorry for this.
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