General MIDI Player

Developer: Defective Records Software

Current Version: 1.4

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 20.2 MB - Download


General MIDI Player is an easy way to turn your Mac into an instrument, using its built-in General MIDI support. You can play these instruments using either your mouse, computer keyboard (including support for non-US keyboards), or MIDI device (both hardware and software MIDI devices supported). It has a simple, one-screen interface, that will let you start making music with your favorite General MIDI instrument in seconds!

PLEASE NOTE - This application is NOT a General MIDI *file* player!


Release Notes:

• Added ability to scale application size smaller or larger
• Fixed bug in which external MIDI data on channels other than 1 would not respect which instrument had been selected for playback


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by Softsynth

Nice! - Very easy to use and does what it advertises. Nice that the developer is implementing new features/bug fixes based on feedback! Priced nicely too.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.3
Review by jazz basser

Not a midi player - Beware that even though the name is General midi player - it will not play midi files. I should have read more closely but the name implies its a midi player and what midi player app wouldn’t have the most basic ability to play a midi file. I’ll skip a cup of coffee this afternoon and make for the lost $2. Cute app for the price but unfortunately the only use I have is to play midi files. not noodle around on a screen keyboard.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.4
Review by boilerman7

How about “Half of a MIDI player?" - Any MIDI player I ever heard of would allow a person to input MIDI (.mid) files and play back the music. This one does not even do that. It is usless. If you can’t create or playback MIDI files, then it cannot rightfully be called a MIDI player.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 1.4
Review by Schwitters

Simple, effective, inexpensive MIDI Player - This is an excellent little program if you just need to play sounds on your computer using 1) mouse on screen keyboard 2) MIDI controller keyboard input 3) computer keyboard The interface is VERY simple, so it’s incredibly useful in just getting your MIDI controller up and running. I had problems with other music programs — they have complicated interfaces with buried, obscure settings and I could not get the computer to recognize my little MIDI keyboard (LPK25) in order to play sounds. If you can’t get the hardware to produce a sound at all, you can’t get off the ground, and it’s very frustrating. For playing MIDI files or composing, editing, and playing MIDI files from MIDI keyboard I recommend Aria Maestosa. Make sure you 1) choose the right MIDI channel (if “any” doesn’t work, try 1) 2) sound output(click on speaker icon below Output) is turned on (OFF is the default — I would suggest that ON be the default)

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people