MidiKey is a cute program that can make your mac keyboard become an instrument keyboard. you can play 128 instruments on your Mac.it is able to receive MIDI input from MIDI keyboard (include MIDI control Message such as Pitch bend, Sustain). also can send MIDI OUT to native applications such as GarageBand, Logic Pro, Pd...
UI can display as:
English keyboard, German keyboard, Swedish keyboard, French keyboard,Spanish keyboard
Press [ esc ] key to set a random sound (In 128 General MIDI instrument),
Press [ Up ] key or [ Down ] key to change octaves,
Press [ Left ] key or [ Right ] key to change pitch,
Hold on [ shift ] key to play vibrato notes
Press [ enter ] key to toggle setting panel of sounds.
Press ［～］ and ［TAB］ key to play pitch bend.
Hold on [ space ] key to play sustain notes.
1. Added Preset menu and MIDI settings menu
2. Supports UK English keyboard. and fixes bugs of others UK layout keyboard
3. Fixed bug about MIDI device connection
Ratings and Reviews
works on its own but does NOT work with Pro Tool
I got this app from the App Store because I wanted something that would convert my QWERTY mac keyboard into a midi controller for my softsynth plugins inside Pro Tools (12) however it does not seem to work or be able to do that at all. I tried any combination of the settings... is there a way to do this?
This app has a great looking graphical interface, better than some others out there
Neat, Simple and Works
I’m a guitar player. I don’t have a midi keyboard. This is perfect for entering note sequences and chords for a software synth in Garage Band, Guitar Pro or similar programs.
CUTE IS RIGHT
SIMPLE DOES WHAT IT SAYS but SOUNDS LIKE THE OLD STYLE FAKE INSTUMENTS THEY USE TO USE IN KARAOKE COUPLE OF NICE FEATURES WORTH THE 3 BUCKS FOR A KID
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.