KMid2 2.3.0

kmid2-1-tmbKMid2 2.3.0 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.



The latest stable release, published on April 26th, 2010.


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.





2010-04-26 Release 2.3.0

  • New Mac OSX and Windows backends
  • Fixes in ALSA sequencer backend:
    • don't set an explicit output pool size, using the default size instead.
    • unconditionally reload MIDI devices before checking the available outputs.


See KMid2 in action in this Screencast


Notes for usage

* If 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.

Porting: GVMariani
Build: GVMariani

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