KMid2 0.2.0

kmid2-1-tmbKMid2 0.2.0 for Mandriva Linux 2010.0 & 2009.1

KMid2 is a MIDI and Karaoke player for the KDE4 desktop environment.

KMid was developed more than ten years ago, so it was time for a revamping. KMid2 is a rewrite from scratch, with a new architecture and also some new features.




Homepage:
http://userbase.kde.org/KMid2


Here are some major features implemented in KMid2:

* MIDI and Karaoke files are supported.
* Playback to external hardware MIDI devices.
* Allow to use software synths as well, like Timidity++ and QSynth/FluidSynth.
* Tempo and volume controls.
* Added a pitch (transpose) control.
* Rhythm view (visual metronome).
* Configurable character encoding, font and color for lyrics.
* Playlists (song collections).
* MIDI Mapper, translating General Midi events into other events understood by some synthesizers.
* Channel window, with solo/muting controls and instrument selectors.
* Piano player window, using VMPK artwork and technology.
* Runs in Linux, using the ALSA Sequencer.


Screenshots

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kmid2-2


ChangeLog

2010-01-27 Release 0.2

* External soft-synths can be automatically launched at startup. A new page including FluidSynth and TiMidity++ settings has been added to the "Configure kmid2" dialog.
* Each channel may be labeled in a text field besides each channel number.
* New "lock instrument" button in the channels window to override the song's predefined instruments.
* Settings per song can be saved and automatically retrieved, including text encoding, volume, pitch, rhythm, channel labels and fixed instruments.
* The sample songs location is added to the places navigation panel in the open dialog.
* Several other usability enhancements. Many thanks to the KDE Usability Team for the suggestions.

2009-12-30 Release 0.1.1

* Recent files menu
* Highlight trimmed syllables, ignoring leading and trailing white spaces
* Allow stop in paused state
* Synchronized with lib. aseqmm 0.2.0
* Assorted fixes

2009-11-30 Release 0.1.0


Demo

See KMid2 in action in this Screencast

 

 

Notes for usage

* f you use Timidity++ as a software synthesizer, you may have to install GUS patches or sound fonts. You can find them at freepats
* Fluidsynth is an alternative. It has a helpful gui called QSynth. For soundfonts, try General User GS.
* For more information and options, there is a tutorial available.

 

Resources

* Some sample .kar and .mid files are installed with the application. Others are available from http://www.mididb.com/ and http://midikaraoke.com/songdir/ . There is a useful search engine at http://www.vanbasco.com/midisearch.html




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