Midi tools from the Silvis "Woodshed"
Here is a collection of IBM DOS and Windows tools for working with midi files.
- Midi file details
A collection of files describing midi and midi files in some detail.
- A midi file dump program
MIDIFDMP will display to the screen all of the events encoded into
a midi file. You can suppress the note on/off events to see just the
program and controller changes.
- Midi text embedder
MIDITEXT lets you embed (and remove) text files into a midi file. Great
for documenting your midi files as this text is easily seen with a
file viewer like List.
- Midi Tools
A fabulous suite of tools by Kevin Weiner. They were sold as
shareware a couple years ago, but apparently now are offered as
freeware for personal use. They include file players, batch
file tools for manipulating midi files and much more.
- Having a problem with more than one program trying to use your midi
port? Midigate is running and you want to fire up Cakewalk and you
can't? Try multimid from Hermann
Seib. It is a driver that allows connection of
multiple programs to single-session MIDI drivers at the same time.
- If you're using Netscape to view the Woodshed you should have a
viewer accessory set up to play the mid files as soon as they
You'll like it
- A good way to play these choral mids for practice purposes is to use
a good sequencer program. Since for practice purposes you don't need to
save files, there is no need for you to buy the program: a demo version
which has all of the sequencer features except file saving is offered
for free. With it you can change voicing and tempos to focus on the
section you are trying to learn. The
Cakewalk Home Page offers both Windows and DOS demos.
- MUMAKER and REHEARSE are a pair of programs that I created for
encoding music into computer files. They store the music in a
custom format (REH). If you want to play with these porgrams I can
send you the QB source.
And some sample REH files: April is in my Mistress's Face:
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