Beautiful Keys

One of the first things you notice about MIDIKeyz is it’s beautiful keys. As musicians, we know and realize that being able to see the keys on the keyboard is paramount. We also added the note names above the keys. This adds an extra layer of reinforcement when trying to figure out that lick or that complex chord. You even have the ability to display the sharps and flats how you want. For international musicians, we have can even display the keyboard using the solfège nomenclature. The keys is the ultimate highlight of MIDIKeyz! The split color option allows the flexibility to see what chords are played in the left and right hand in different colors.

LMS Files - Live-MIDI-Sync

LMS Files were first introduced by Gospel Musicians LLC when we were one of the first companies to show a MIDI keyboard with our instructional videos. Now, through MIDIKeyz, we have a way to for teachers and students to view instructional lessons with audio and MIDI being displayed on the MIDIKeyz keyboard display. Much like Apple’s GarageBand artist lessons, now teachers can provide audio instruction and MIDI display all in one file. In addition, you can slow down the audio and MIDI of an LMS file in sync with each other. If the instructor is just going too fast, then you can change the tempo and slow down the entire LMS file, audio and MIDI included. Perhaps you want to learn the lesson in a different key. This is no problem for MIDIKeyz. Both tempo and key can be changed with audio, MIDI and with our new LMS file.
 

Channel Control, Sound, and Split Key

When playing or viewing multi-channel MIDI files, it would be a good idea to be able to view your choice of channel on the keyboard. The Piano Channel is the channel that displays the channel of choice on the keyboard. After choosing which channel or instrument you want to see on the MIDI Keyboard, you can also change the sound as well.

The Split Key feature allows you you split the keyboard colors. As keyboard players ourselves, we know how important it is to decipher between what is played in the right and left hands. The Split Key feature gives you a “relative” idea of what each hand is playing by allowing different colors of the keyboard to light up per your choosing. For teachers this is even more important, as you can use it as a guide when teaching your students.

 

Player

The MIDIculous software comes in two parts. There is the player and the instrument window. Even if you never used the instrument window, the player alone is so powerful. For those of you who are familiar with CD Looper, then you will understand. The Player is just that: It is the control part where the files are loaded. You are able to load MP3s, AIF, Wave, and LMS files. The left side is where the actual file lies and the right side is where the loop points reside. You can see the transport controls that can be controlled via keyboard shortcut keys. MIDIculous will read the Key Signature, and Time Signature right from the MIDI file, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting anything. You can switch the Time to display seconds and minutes or Bars and Beats. By the click of the mouse you can enter in manually any value on the blue screen or use the Pitch and Speed sliders at the bottom.

Sustain Pedal View

Octave Controls

Modulation Wheels