Software for Midi Controller

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by remi123, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. remi123 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm classically trained on the piano and am dabbling with digital.

    I have bought a 49 key midi controller and I'm looking for free software to just be able to play the notes. I guess I just am after a software midi synthesizer that will play back what I play on my new keyboard.

    I'm not after any music production software like GarageBand or anything, i just want to play music on my keyboard.

    Anyway, i can't find anything of this nature, everything seems to be music production software.

    If anyone knows of just some simple software that will synthesize the notes i play on new keyboard that is free to download, please let me know

    Thanks in advance, sorry i'm so clueless!

    Cheers

    Remi
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    If you happen to have iLife already, GarageBand is happy to play whatever comes in from a MIDI keyboard without recording. You can simply ignore all the features but the instrument settings on the first track.
     
  3. remi123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Software for Midi Controller

    I don't have iLife =(
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Okay, I think I found something, SimpleSynth. All I had to do was start it up, pick the MIDI source from the menu, and it worked.

    It's using the built-in QuickTime instruments, but it says it can use DLS and Soundfont files if those don't satisfy.

    Edit: Looks like it's a reasonably good implementation, sustain etc. do the right things.
     
  5. remi123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Works perfect!

    Thank so much, exactly what I was after!

    Cheers
     

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