MIDI Tools

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MIDI Tools is a nifty application, providing (as its name implies) various MIDI-related tools:

  • Real-time MIDI input and output monitors.
  • Capturing, filtering and saving MIDI input messages.
  • Windows edition only: The creation of MIDI thru connections (e.g. from/to virtual MIDI I/O ports).
  • A virtual MIDI controller board, capable of receiving and sending control change messages.
  • A virtual MIDI keyboard (outputting note messages), controlled by the computer mouse. This includes a primitive arpeggiator.
  • A window from which you can send NRPN and RPN messages.
  • A window from which you can send MIDI Program Change messages, optionally prefixed by Bank Select MSB/LSB messages.
  • A window from which you can send MIDI System Exclusive/Common/Real-time messages.
  • A powerful System Exclusive message editor/uploader/downloader.
  • A MIDI data byte converter/calculator.
  • Four virtual Mackie Control displays.

Many of the hardware audio editors from Mountain Utilities also contain some or all of these tools, but MIDI Tools provides them without the hardware-specific hullabaloo of these editors.
Thus, MIDI Tools can be very useful for small tasks and troubleshooting.

MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 for macOS

This is the first 64-bit version of MIDI Tools for macOS.
It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later, including macOS 10.15 (Catalina).

This version no longer uses the Carbon interface, but Cocoa.
Due to this transition, this version no longer suffers from any Carbon-related problems.
On the other hand, the application now suffers a few problems related to Cocoa:
The problem that forced the earlier Betas to autorestart in certain situations has been resolved.
And the update check mechanism, which got broken in Release Candidate 1, has been fixed.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

Please report any problems related to the transition to 64-bit Cocoa in the MIDI Tools forum at this site.
(You may also want to keep an eye on the forums for the other applications that now come in 64-bit Cocoa versions: A-880 Manager, BC Manager and FCB1010 Manager.)

File: 
miditls-2.2.0c2.dmg — Downloaded 108 times

MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows - Installer

Main new features of this version:

  • The installer allows you to deselect non-essential files: the manual and the skin definitions.
  • The application runs slightly faster due to the disabling of some debugging safeguards.
  • Skins: 39 alternative user interfaces, mainly color schemes.
  • Full support for Windows 10's "Per Monitor v2" DPI awareness protocol: at high DPI settings all text characters look razor-sharp instead of blurry, and the resolution of each window automatically adapts to the monitor on which it is (mainly) being shown.
  • Some layout and scaling problems have been fixed.

The update check mechanism, which got broken in Release Candidate 1, has been fixed.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

File: 
miditls-2.2.0c2-install.exe — Downloaded 171 times

MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows - Portable 32-bit

This is the 32-bit portable edition of MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run MidiTls.exe.
This edition runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows, although for 64-bit Windows the 64-bit portable edition is recommended.

File: 
miditls-2.2.0c2-x86-portable.zip — Downloaded 35 times

MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows - Portable 64-bit

This is the 64-bit portable edition of MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run MidiTls.exe.
This edition only runs on 64-bit Windows.

File: 
miditls-2.2.0c2-x64-portable.zip — Downloaded 59 times

MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2 Manual

This is the manual for MIDI Tools 2.2.0 Release Candidate 2.

Note: All the MIDI Tools packages above contain this manual too and will install it automatically, so you don't need to download it separately here. So if you're just updating from a previous version, you can safely skip downloading the manual separately: just download and install/extract one of the above update packages, and you'll be able to read the manual anyway.

File: 
midi-tools-manual-2.2.0c2.pdf — Downloaded 57 times
Screenshots: 
MIDI output meters window
MIDI controllers window
MIDI keyboard window
MIDI System Exclusive messages window