CocoaMIDI
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Reads text files and auto-generates music MIDI files.   Free
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CocoaMIDI is a simple application that reads in a plain text file that gives chords, timing, and volume commands, and generates a MIDI file playing the chords on a guitar in response.

For example, "E F# G# A B C# D# ^12^ E" plays an ascending E major scale.

CocoaMIDI is public domain. I am quite open to adding features. Or you can also add them yourself :). Source code and a tutorial are available at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pdorman/cocoaMIDI/index.html
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • Now supports ASCII and UTF plain text files for input
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.0 or later






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Aargl reviewed on 26 May 2010
Exactly what I've been searching for since ages!!!
It accepts every format I try, even unlisted ones such as:
"A, B,
E, D,
F#, G"
for instance.
So useful, if you already have written a song and want a basic midi track to start a recording session (with Pro-Tools in my case) or a raw track to build up a score for copyright matters.
I worship you! :-D
[Version 1.1]

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Aargl replied on 26 May 2010
And it works with OS 10.4.11, I didn't mention!!!
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Aargl replied on 26 May 2010
Damned! I must moderate my enthusiasm as it converts all chords to major (no minor, no M7, sus4 and so on...) :-(
I would have understood the absence of complex chords, but at least minor and major!
What a pity you did not only convert to fundamental note instead of chords...
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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Feb 2005
Ah, found it. I created the examples with TextEdit, which apparently saves as Unicode, not just ASCII. I assumed that my text input was converting it to Unicode. That's a pretty simple fix, I'll get on it.

In the meantime, if you create your files with TextEdit and save them as plain text, it should work just fine.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Feb 2005
For unknown reasons the program freezes and needs a force-quit for any text file other than the two provided samples. I created many text files with TextWrangler (to get real plain text files), including one containing "E F# G# A B C# D# ^12^ E" (without quotes) as shown above, and none works. Parsing needs improving I think.
[Version 1.0]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:12 May 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CocoaMIDI is a simple application that reads in a plain text file that gives chords, timing, and volume commands, and generates a MIDI file playing the chords on a guitar in response.

For example, "E F# G# A B C# D# ^12^ E" plays an ascending E major scale.

CocoaMIDI is public domain. I am quite open to adding features. Or you can also add them yourself :). Source code and a tutorial are available at: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pdorman/cocoaMIDI/index.html


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