Compose MIDI music using piano roll format for any MIDI instrument
PianoRollComposer was designed to give you a different way to view and write MIDI music. The applications uses the standard treble and bass clef staffs. Notes are displayed in the piano roll format, so it shows music with absolute accuracy. Notes are entered directly on the staffs, and you can edit each note to give it the exact characteristics you want.You can input and edit any of 128 MIDI instruments and 58 percussion instruments. If you have a MIDI keyboard, you can play and record any instrument with it. A composition can contain music from 15 instruments and all the percussion instruments. The music created with it can be played by any MIDI player, and can be shown in standard music notation by programs like Notation Player. PianoRollComposer can play and display any MIDI music. Music from different instruments (different MIDI channels) is placed on the same staffs, with different colors to differentiate them. Darker or lighter colors differentiate sharps or flats. Instruments can be selected to be played and shown, or not played and shown. You can move a note left or right. Right-click on it to change its note type, volume, instrument master volume, beats/minute, and beginning and end positions. A note\'s parameters can be shown on-screen when the mouse passes over it. Music can be transposed up or down. Groups of notes can be copied or cut and pasted. Pressing the Delete key deletes a note that the mouse cursor is over.You can insert or delete vertical spaces on the staffs. Key and time signatures can be entered and displayed. You can change instruments for music already created ( including percussion instruments). A beat is provided (by a selected percussion instrument) when entering music with a keyboard -- either without music showing on the staffs or when adding to music on the staffs after that existing music has finished playing. You can select a chord to enter, and you can see the chord name of selected notes. Here are some key features of \"PianoRollComposer\":
· It uses the Windows or sound-card synthesizer, but it also includes a piano-only SoundFont Synthesizer.
· It can work with the excellent and free SyFonOne, which can synthesize any SoundFont.
· It uses the standard treble and bass clef staffs. Notes are displayed in the piano roll format, so it shows music with absolute accuracy.
· Notes can be entered directly on the staffs, and you can edit each note to give it the exact characteristics you want.
· You can use all 128 MIDI instruments and 61 [extended] MIDI percussion instruments. Windows will play them all.
· Up to 15 different instruments can show and play at the same time (think orchestra).
· If you have a MIDI keyboard, you can play and record any instrument with it, and you can add to existing music with it.
· And if you\'re learning to play piano, it can help with playing exercises you can easily write, as well as with playing existing music.
· The music created with PianoRollComposer can be played by any MIDI player, and can be shown in standard music notation.
· PianoRollComposer can play and display any MIDI music.
· And it can Record To, Play, and Merge WAVE files at up to 24 bits. (think vocals).
· PianoRollComposer has enough bells and whistles to write any kind of music. Even ringtones.