Changes in version 1.8
- MidiKeys is now a universal binary.
- Minimum system is now 10.5.
- Changed ownership to Immo Software.
- New configurable hot key to toggle global
- Support for automatic software updates using
the Sparkle framework.
- New option to show the key caps on the
- The MIDI channel field has been changed to a
- The disclosure button to show the
destination and listen menus is now a normal
button instead of being a repurposed toolbar
- Pressed key highlights are drawn with a
- New Global Hot Keys menu item.
- New preferences to control the visibility of
- It is now possible to have no modifier key
for global hot keys, so you only have to press
the key corresponding to the note.
- Key maps were extended to use more keys on
- Non-English localisations have been disabled
for this release due to the number of UI
- Added a preference to make the keyboard
window transparent to mouse clicks when MidiKeys
is in the background.
- Made the keyboard window minimizable.
- Reorganized the preferences window with
- Added preferences to control software
MidiKeys is a
small application for Mac OS X that presents a
miniature MIDI keyboard onscreen. You can use the
computer keyboard to play MIDI notes, or click on
the keys with the mouse. There is also an option to
select a MIDI source and see incoming notes played
on the keyboard.
MidiKeys has no
way to produce sound on its own. In order to hear a
sound when you press keys, you need to connect the
MidiKeys output to a synthesizer of some sort. This
can be either a softsynth or a hardware synth
connected through a MIDI I/O box. Apple's AU Lab
works nicely to play Audio Units.
MidiKeys requires 10.5 to run.