Best software MIDI player?

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  1. Plazmic

    Plazmic New Member

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    I was looking for suggestions on the "best" software player.
    I currently use Timidity++ with eawpats.
  2. djdk

    djdk New Member

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    what do you mean saying "the best"?
    which functions do you need?
  3. juan11

    juan11 New Member

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    winamp5?
  4. mookate

    mookate New Member

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    winamp isn't a midi player.

    it plays midi files but only by way og using the built in (hardware) midi synth on your sound card.

    playing a midi file in winamp using a sound card without a midi synth and see how far it gets you :)

    as for a software midi synth i've never bothered...hardware all the way!!!
  5. trainrunna

    trainrunna New Member

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    i like noteworthy composer because the files that it exports can be midi's and it also imports midis and you hear everything that was written in the midi in real time try it and see
  6. samicharmed

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    well, i don't know if it will be the best, but i use vanbasco karaoke player, it's the player I've had for all my life, and it works perfectly. It also show the lyrics of the karaoke files. More info: www.vanbasco.com
  7. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    MPlayer2 and Audigy SoundFont support is all I usually use. Mookate, I know you disagree about its roll, but Winamp is the only other player I use for MIDI files. With the dynamic SoundFont caching implementation of Winamp's MIDI plugin v2.6a, it is the best way to load only the patches requested by the current MIDI file, saving a lot of RAM for heavy audio sample editing.
  8. Admyral

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    I use Midi Notate. Mostly because of the easy conversion to sheet music makes practicing a breeze, plus it will play the midi song an follow along on the page.
  9. Master73

    Master73 New Member

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    May be Yamaha XG Player?
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    Edirol (Roland) VSC-88 version 3.2 both a player and software synth!
  11. seyham

    seyham New Member

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    I prefer the Yamaha XG too.
  12. Rich_b

    Rich_b Bass Cadet

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    I use Cakewalk 9 for editing/mixing midis which is pretty easy to use and allows you to edit individual tracks. Winamp does fine for playing them though.
  13. saxmidiman

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    Winamp is good and quick. Otherwise, I'd use Yamaha XG because the ease to mute tracks. I use Cakewalk's Virtual Player with my Cakewalk files, though it can be used with midi.
  14. wakeup04

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    I use vanbasco karaoke player, and PsmPlayer, it's very good also to create Polyphonic Rigntones.

    Ps: you excuse me for my English :eek:
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    i use windows media player and it works fine!
  16. georg001

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    i use steinberg cubase. lot of features and working fine for me.
  17. johnrowley

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    Winamp for playing, Cubase for working on and exporting, for scoring I use Finale which imports midi. All good players, Nero burning softward comes with one but it seems to not have the EQ Winamp has.
  18. Jack

    Jack New Member

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    It depends on what you want to do with the midi files?
    play or play edit, if you want to play as semi charmend and others mentioned Vanbasco works good, there are others out there, as well. if you actually want to edit tracks and change instruments then you should use something like cakewalk.
    The sound canvas or sound card in your computer will determine what kind of sound comnes out.
  19. John23604

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    I got Cubase and Cake9, I have to say that those are pretty good, especially now that you can find them way cheaper.
  20. snoopspecial

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    I would use WinAmp to play the stuff..

    But I have another question for you? What is the best midi editor. You see.. this site has tons of large MIDI files, like the complete song, but I want to take that and make a ringtone out of it, essentially taking a 25-35kb down to 3kb.

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