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Q: Simple MIDI software ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Simple MIDI software
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: j_philipp-ga
List Price: $7.00
Posted: 28 Oct 2004 13:18 PDT
Expires: 27 Nov 2004 12:18 PST
Question ID: 421337
I'm looking for a super-simple sequencer which lets me create a MIDI
file on Win XP, showing the notation as well. Free or trial version.
It must not be good for anything else but me seeing the notes
(C,D,E,F, and so on), saving certain combinations as MIDI, and making
a screenshot of the notation. Nothing spywarish. Thanks!

Clarification of Question by j_philipp-ga on 28 Oct 2004 13:19 PDT
I think it would be really nice if I could see a piano line as well to
make a screenshot of.

Request for Question Clarification by kriswrite-ga on 28 Oct 2004 13:40 PDT
Would software that does the following be what you're after?

Allows you to select instruments you wish to be noted (including voice)

Allows playback on your computer

Allows you to enter lyrics

Allows you to save the music onto your hard drive, and print out as desired

Allows you to enter the notes via your mouse and keyboard, but not via
a hookup to your keyboard

If these features are what you need, let me know!


Clarification of Question by j_philipp-ga on 28 Oct 2004 15:04 PDT
I do not need this to hookup to my keyboard in any way. What I do need:
- enter some tones somehow, like in Cakewalk sequencer (not a musical
notation view)
- save as MIDI
- always see which tones I entered: C, D, etc.
- works on WinXP

I suppose 100s of software programs have these basic features, so I
just need a quick link to something that works.

Request for Question Clarification by kriswrite-ga on 28 Oct 2004 16:26 PDT
Since I'm not positive this is what you're looking for, I'm posting it
as a clarification. See Notepad (by the makers of Finale):

I use this program myself. It's very simple and does work on Win XP.
It also has the features I mentioned in my first clarification--and is

Let me know if it's suitable.


Clarification of Question by j_philipp-ga on 06 Nov 2004 09:31 PST
Kriswrite, some things changed so I don't need the software at the
moment. But I will keep your tip for next time, so please post this as
Subject: Re: Simple MIDI software
Answered By: kriswrite-ga on 06 Nov 2004 11:46 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks Philipp :)

Notepad is probably the best of the free to next-to-free music
softwares out there. As I stated earlier, it's made by the makers of
Finale (which is probably the best music software out there, period).

You can find Notepad at:

I use this program myself; it's very simple to use. I think you'll enjoy it.

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