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Timidity Utility Program Lists MIDI Data
By Benjamin Haass

Hi All,  There is a freeware MIDI player out on the web which is one
of the best I have ever used.  It is called Timidity.  The downside
for PC users is that it is more geared toward us Unix users.  It does,
however, have a Windows version.

There is a package that comes with Timidity called Timidity Tools.
It contains a program called MIDIdump that will dump out a nice ASCII
version of any MIDI file.  The best part is that all these tools are
completely free!

Main Timidity Page:

Download Page:
(timidity tools is at the very bottom)

Another note about Timidity.  I love it because it uses software
wavetables to emulate musical instruments, not your sound card.  This
means that it takes a little more CPU power, but you do not need to
have an expensive sound card to get great sounding MIDIs.  You can also
search the web for the best patch files for each instrument, or even
make your own.  You can also convert patch files that are made for
professional keyboards to work with Timidity.

Benjamin J. Haass

(Message sent Wed 6 Jun 2001, 14:02:39 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

Key Words in Subject:  Data, Lists, MIDI, Program, Timidity, Utility

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