Let’s get to know the Midi Player Version 3.8.
Program selection: There are 127 native programs included, ranging from Acoustic Grand Piano to Guitar Fret Noise and Seashore, giving you a great deal of flexibility for sound design.
Playback issue: Try as we might, we could not get this software to play back effectively on the test system.
Complicated interface: The interface is very congested and complicated, especially if you’ve never worked with MIDI software.
Outdated design: The icons, fonts, and design in general all look as though they are decades old.
Between playback issues and an outdated interface, Midi Player doesn’t have much to recommend it when it is held up against the modern, more effective alternatives that are available.
SoundFont Midi Player is a powerful midi player and real time midi synth combo, specially useful for Soundblaster (Live,Audigy, X-fi) users, who can load soundfonts automatically and real time. From version 2.0 Bassmidi output mode enables this feature to anyone. Features:
Fully configurable Midi in and out ports. Real time program and bank modification on any midi channel. Real Time effects on any midi channel. Mute and solo on any channels. Variable Tempo and Pitch during playback. Real time Synth (F1-F8 Function keys for octave change, Right click for note name). Send Sysex for Synth (GM, GS, XG). Midi send and receive over Net. Karaoke midi files support. Bassmidi output mode. Spectrum Analyzer. Module files (mod, xm, s3m, it) playback support via realtime converting. Record to wave capability. Real time soundfont loading from playlist. Scale effect settings (transpose notes to different scales).
What’s new in this version:
- 1. Added Midi Channels visualization mode. Unlike previous modes this one is working with standard midi ports since it uses midi messages instead of wave data.
- 2.Added channel map to virtual piano Show All mode. By right clicking the Show All button you can set the map to prevent displaying e.g. drum channels.
- 3. Added playing state indicators to taskbar thumbnail (Win7+).
- 4. Added SC88 reset sysex as valid GS mode reset.
- 5. Fixed G…
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