MidiSwing
MidiSwing 0.3.6b
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MidiSwing is a midi sequencer. It lets you play, edit and create midi files.

Features:
  • Play midi files. Can use Java Sound, QuickTime instruments or Sound Fonts or play on an external device. The notes being played are indicated on a keyboard.
  • Edit midi files. The content of the midi files is displayed on a piano roll. You can change the notes and the major controls (tempo, instruments, volume, velocity, reverb, etc).
  • Create your own music. You can create your music from the piano roll or record from an external keyboard.
  • Monitor the midi
What's New
Version 0.3.6b:
  • Bug fix: no more short notes when reading re-opening midi files.
  • Bug fix: now quantises notes consistently with the displayed grid.
  • Bug fix: no more unwanted automatic scrolling (hopefully).
  • Bug fix: lyrics with Japanese characters are now visible
  • Bug fix: the time signature is now properly displayed when it is changed.
  • Bug fix: the "Add Track" menu command now properly assigns a new channel.
  • Bug fix: menu shortcuts now work on Windows.
  • New: Support for Sound banks via Gervill (on any platform)
  • New: Discarded sound bank support via Apple Core Audio on Mac OS X, due to Apple's discontinuation of their own technology in Java. This was the reason MidiSwing could not run on recent Mac systems. Apple Core Audio is the most performant sound technology on Mac, with a very low latency. Now MidiSwing uses Gervill to output sounds, which may be slower. You can still use older versions of Pencil on older Mac systems. If you are unhappy about this situation, please ask/complain to her majesty Apple.
  • The video playback was also discarded following the discontinuation of QuickTime for Java by Apple.
  • New: New ways to make time selections from the time line with full edition (delete, move, stretch).
  • Nouveauté : the behaviour of the tempo slider is more intuitive: it is now automatically updated as a function of the scrub position. The tempo can be varied in real time using the slider, and the tempo value can be applied to the selected section using the arrow button.
Version 0.3.6b:
  • Bug fix: no more short notes when reading re-opening midi files.
  • Bug fix: now quantises notes consistently with the displayed grid.
  • Bug fix: no more unwanted automatic scrolling (hopefully).
  • Bug fix: lyrics with Japanese characters are now visible
  • Bug fix: the time signature is now properly displayed when it is changed.
  • Bug fix: the "Add more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Java 5



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burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 01 Oct 2005
Grâce à vous je commence à comprendre ce qu'est un fichier midi !
[Version 0.2b]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 20 Mar 2005
WOW, a free midi sequencer who look pretty, has great functionnalities and keep simple. I love it !!
Thank you a lot to the developper, i'm waiting this app for a long time :)
[Version 0.2b]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 16 Feb 2005
The interface is somewhat difficult to use, but functionality appears to be present in abundance.

For a 0.1 beta, this is quite a good app.
[Version 0.1b]


burypromote


Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2004
Quite a nice little program. i haven't played with it much but my first impress is good. it appears to be written in java and is quite stable. it's hellishly simple though so don't expect to write the next symphony with it. however, i think this program's power may be in its shear simplicity.

i can't find any help for the program, even from the web site, at least not at this time. my advice, only use this program if you already have a good knowledge of MIDI - i mean, how channels, tracks and patches work. you must also know how to compose music.

the graphical reprasenation of the notes is pathetic. in future i would like the see the developers create a printable score layout from the notes you input. for now, the program is good for making .mid files that you can listen to eaily.
[Version 0.1b]


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Downloads:10,997
Version Downloads:2,500
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:30 Sep 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MidiSwing is a midi sequencer. It lets you play, edit and create midi files.

Features:
  • Play midi files. Can use Java Sound, QuickTime instruments or Sound Fonts or play on an external device. The notes being played are indicated on a keyboard.
  • Edit midi files. The content of the midi files is displayed on a piano roll. You can change the notes and the major controls (tempo, instruments, volume, velocity, reverb, etc).
  • Create your own music. You can create your music from the piano roll or record from an external keyboard.
  • Monitor the midi events contained in the midi file
  • Play quicktime video along with the music


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