The MIDI Utility Pack is a set of five Windows programs invaluable to serious users and creators of MIDI files.
An essential MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) utility for music students and digital musicians. MIDI Microscope is an aid to understanding the organization of MIDI files. The program displays the byte content of mid, kar or sty files in one window and gives an English translation of the MIDI events in another window. The translation can be exported as a text file. Clicking on event in the translation window highlights the corresponding timing, status and data bytes. Conversely, clicking on a byte shows it function in the translation window. MIDI Microscope also plays the file content on any connected MIDI device. A user can choose to play all tracks or selected tracks to show their contribution to the total sound.
A compact, fast and accurate MIDI file player. The program handles all Type 0 and Type 1 MIDI files. Output may be ported to any connected MIDI device.
A program to record electronic keyboard performances and to save them as MIDI files. MiniMIDI Recorder features an easy-to-learn and reliable interface. Record from or play to any connected MIDI device. Use the built-in player to review a performance before saving. The program includes a metronome.
MIDI File Manager
A general-purpose two-window file manager with special features to organize MIDI files. The program has a clear and logical layout of controls that makes it quick to learn and easy to use. A unique Backup command makes it easy to synchronize files between computers via a USB drive. Several advanced functions are particularly useful for data organization (e.g., create text listings of directory contents, determine directory sizes, copy full file paths to the clipboard, launch a terminal window in the current directory, ...). The program includes a built-in player to review the contents of MIDI files.
The program converts between Type 0 and Type 1 MIDI formats with the option to remove System Exclusive messages and other non-musical information. Optionally, the program ensures that all voice specifications are General MIDI compliant.
KBD-Infinity (kbd-infinity.com) was founded in 2012 to develop software for digital keyboards. The company, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the creator of the Accompaniment Machine (AMac), a versatile platform to create custom accompaniments for keyboard and other instrumental performances. KBD-Infinity maintains a blog of useful tips for digital keyboards. The company is currently at work on an interactive, graphical editor to create or to modify accompaniment styles.