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MIDI Sequencing Software
Reaper provides Windows audio and MIDI sequencing. Music Studio Independance is a sharware audio/MIDI sequencer for Windows. TabTrax converts drum tab files to MIDI files. Demo available to download. See Synth Zone's MIDI Accompaniment page for auto generated MIDI backing tracks.

MIDI Sequencing Software

  • Able Midi Editor
  • Midi editing software for Windows.
  • Anvil Studio
  • Anvil Studio is a MIDI and audio sequencer and is free software for Windows users.
  • Building Blocks
  • Building Blocks for Windows is a multifunctional MIDI application / modular sequencer, that allows you to build custom controller remapping, LFO's, arpeggiators, autochords, drum and note sequences, echoes etc.
  • Busker
  • A Windows score editor and player that has Yamaha style support. 1000s of Yamaha styles can be downloaded for free. Another great music software tool from Jos Maas.
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Windows & Mac sequencer now with integrated midi and audio. Sonar demo available. For other Cakewalk resources see Synth Zone's Cakewalk Page
  • Cubase - Steinberg
  • Featuring integrated midi & audio package Cubase VST For more info & related links see Synth Zone's Cubase Links
  • Cursed Sequencer
  • Open Source sequencer for Windows and Linux.
  • Digital Performer
  • MOTU presents Digital Performer for the Mac, a complete digital audio and MIDI production environment. Competitive upgrades available. See the new Digital Performer mailing list.
  • Energy XT
  • Energy XT is Windows sequencer/composer software.
  • Fl Studio
  • Windows application that provides easy to use yet powerful MIDI/digital audio sequencing and looping tools.
  • IMEA
  • Windows sequencer that allows you to create your own music (House, Electro, Techno, Progressive ...). It comes with the plugins IMEA (Drums, Sampler, Synth, Chorus, Flanger, Reverb, Delay and Compressor), and is compatible with all VST plugins.
  • Intuem
  • Mac OSX MIDI sequencer that provides a variable-tempo system and a simple way to transform a real, human, performance into a sequence where bars and beats actually have meaning. Time restricted version available to download.
  • Jammer - Soundtrek
  • Jammer for Windows provides a 256 Track MIDI sequencer with built in studio musicians. A very useful program for creating arrangements & drum tracks with assistance from the software. Also check the Yahoo Jammer Group.
  • JUMP
  • A highly streamlined Windows MIDI sequencer, designed to help you compose music
  • Jazzware - Jazz++
  • Windows & Linux open source MIDI sequencer with audio support. If you need a MIDI sequencer you really should check it out.
  • Logic Pro Audio
  • Apple's MIDI & audio solution for the Mac. For Emagic product support see the Emagic Legacy pages at Apple. For related information see Emagic Users Page with resources & mailing list for Emagic products, the Logic Users' Net which includes Mac related info, and the Powerkeys "Learning Logic" web site. SwiftKick provides and archive for the Logic Users' Group environments. Editors, MIDI processors etc. are available. Omega Art has Logic info and resources. You can read the History Of Logic at Tweakheadz Lab.
  • Magix
  • Magix Music Studio incorporates a MIDI sequencer with its digital audio sequencer.
  • Massiva
  • An audio/MIDI sequencer for Windows users with undo plus plugin support. This is just an archive of an old site. You can still get it from AudioMelody.com. Massiva has now moved on to become Energy XT
  • Mixcraft
  • Windows software that supports MIDI and audio sequencing..
  • Monoplugs
  • Two sequencers for the three main operating systems Windows, GNU/Linux and Mac. Cythar Sequencer is an open source standalone sequencer inspired by the strings of a guitar, and b-step is a sequencer vst plugin inspired by the bass guitar.
  • MU.LAB
  • An alternative, hi-quality music application for Mac OSX and Windows with MIDI and audio support.
  • MultitrackStudio
  • Window digital audio recorder with VST 2.0 plugin and MIDI support. Freeware version and pro versions available.
  • Music Master
  • Win sequencing & notation package with a full graphic interface for Roland VS880 control & integration.
  • Music Master Works
  • A shareware Windows sequencing & accompaniment package. Win95 & Win3.1 versions available. From Aspire software
  • MusicPhrase XL
  • MusicPhrase for Windows is a creative tool for composing music. Features phrase sequencing and visual groove editing tools.
  • Music Studio Producer
  • Music Studio Producer is a free Windows MIDI sequencer, DAW which can host VST(i), supports ASIO. From Aspire software
  • Numerology
  • Numerology is a modular sequencing and audio plugin environment for Mac OS X.
  • Onyx
  • Onyx by Jasmine Music provides powerful sequencing, harmonizer and MIDI-2-Audio rendering.
  • PianoCheater
  • ( formerly Ditty ) PianoCheater is a MIDI sequencer for Windows aimed at assisting piano practice.
  • Podium
  • Audio and MIDI sequencer for the PC with VST support. Paid and free versions available.
  • Power Sequencer 3
  • A Windows MIDI sequencer written the old-fashioned way. No DirectSound! No DirectMusic! No MIDI Streams! Just good 'ol MMSYSTEM, multimedia timers and direct MIDI in and out.
  • PowerTracks Pro Audio
  • PG Music's budget priced sequencer for Windows now features up to 48 tracks of digital audio with effects, EQ, panning etc plus 3rd party plugin support.
  • Pro Tools
  • Digidesign provide Pro Tools for Windows and Mac with MIDI, multitrack audio and plugin support.
  • Reaper
  • REAPER is a fully featured Windows multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing, and mastering environment. Fully functional evaluation available for download.
  • Rosegarden
  • Rosegarden is a free MIDI sequencer and notation editor for Unix, and has binary distributions for Linux PCs and SGI IRIX.
  • SoftStep
  • SoftStep is a Win9x modular step sequencer based on modular analog step sequencers. Features modules, which are math and logic functions that you treat as physical boxes with knobs and sliders.
  • Space Toad Sequencer
  • The Space Toad MIDI Sequencer is a VST host/multitrack sequencer for Windows now available in a free beta version.
  • Style Enhancer
  • Windows MIDI sequencer based on Performance Modeling technology with powerful and intelligent MIDI-data generation and transformation.
  • SwarShala
  • Midi sequencer package for Windows software that covers both the melodic and rhythmic aspects of Indian music. Featured instruments include Sitar, Sarod, Tanpura, Guitar, Tabla, Pakhawaj, Dholki and Bells. MIDI files and WAV files can be output.
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Midi sequencer package for Windows from Roni Music. And check out the Sweet MIDI arpeggiator for Windows, very cool !!
  • TR-x0x
  • Freeware Windows step sequencer based on the Roland TR-808/909 drum machines.
  • Tracktion
  • Tracktion from Mackie provides low cost MIDI and audio sequencing.
  • Tunafish
  • A Windows VSTi MIDI sequencer with sample support. A fully functional ( save disabled ) demo is available to download. Has sample support and provides a built-in sample/drum sequencer.
  • Xx
  • A multi-track MIDI sequencer for MacOS. It is also an algorithmic compositional tool. Requires OMS.

     

    Midi Software

  • Akoff Sound Labs
  • Software to convert audio to MIDI.
  • Audible Oddities - Twerk's Tools
  • Audible Oddities is an audio mastering business and Shawn Hatfield also provides some free music composition tools for the Mac featuring sequencing control and algorithmic music generation. Burnt Toast even has a beta version available for Win XP.
  • Catanya
  • Software pattern arpeggiator VST plugin.
  • loopMIDI
  • Windows software to create virtual loopback MIDI-ports to interconnect applications on Windows that want to open hardware-MIDI-ports for communication.
  • MIDI-OX
  • Win9x/NT midi utility providing sysex handling, diagnostics, filtering & mapping of midi data Streams. All Windows MIDI users should check this out. It is also available from Yamaha UK. Also see MIDI Yoke which allows you to route MIDI between different applications.
  • vanBasco's Karaoke Player
  • vanBasco's Karaoke Player is freeware Windows software that plays Karaoke (.kar) and standard MIDI (.mid, .midi, .rmi) files. Provides a piano keyboard and lyric display.
  • Vocal Writer
  • Shareware music & vocal synthesis software for the Power Mac. Not only playback & edit GM midi files, but it will also sing your lyrics (85 voices to choose from)

     

    Midi Sequencing Related Sites

  • Atari-MIDI
  • Yahoo Group for Atari computer users to discuss MIDI applications. Also check The Caged Artist Series Page for once commercial MIDI software that is now freeware.
  • Audio Forums
  • Forums for most major sequencing & digital audio software packages.
  • Harmony Central
  • Provide an archive of MIDI sequencer and notation applications to download. There is software for all platforms available.
  • HitSquad
  • Provide links to a number of MIDI sequencers and "tracker" sequencers for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • MacMusic.org
  • Macmusic.org have lots of links to Mac specific audio and MIDI sequencing resources. .
  • Mac OSX MIDI Apps
  • A very useful list of links to Mac OSX MIDI applications with descriptions and direct links to the websites and apps.
  • Midijoys
  • Freeware Windows program that combines two independent fully programmable joystick controllers, and a Continuous MIDI Controller programmable sliders that can send a wide spectrum of MIDI control parameters.
  • MidiPlugins.com
  • Links to freeware and commercial MIDI plugins for both Windows and Mac OS9/OSX.
  • Music-X Amiga University
  • Info on the original Amiga sequencer Music-X including writing sysex protocols. Also see Driptomatic Fairytales for Music-X info and resources. AM/FM also provide disk images containing many Amiga MIDI articles and tools.
  • PSR Tutorial
  • Apart from support for Yamaha arranger keyboards there are a number of good MIDI tools available for download.
  • SourceForge
  • SourceForge provide freeware software for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms and have many MIDI sequencer applications.
  • Sweetwater Forums
  • Sweetwater.com provides forums including one dedicated to MIDI sequencers.
  • Vintage Sequencers
  • Tweakheadz Lab provides a great rundown on the ancestors of todays sequencers on computers in the 80s. Very interesting and informative reading with screen shots of many sequencers from the early days of MIDI.
  • Wikipedia - MIDI Editors & Sequencers
  • Wikipedia listing of MIDI Editors & Sequencers.

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