MIDIPlayer X will play any MIDI file to your choice of available MIDI outputs, either hardware or software, or to its own built-in GM-compatible virtual synth.
You'll find MIDIPlayer X especially handy since the Mac no longer plays MIDI files from the Finder.
Small and fine ★★★★
Finally a little app that plays MIDI without having to open Logic or another big DAW.
Ideal to playback MIDI files easily on external MIDI gear (MT32, JV1080, etc.).
Perfect! V 2.0 ★★★★★
On this app I've been waiting years. Small, fast, good! Best Player for the Mac!
Very nice app ★★★★
It works as advertised ... you can’t go wrong with this one.
Excellent and minimalist ★★★★★
If you're looking to play your MIDI files easily ... this is your app.
Fantastic company ... much need product ★★★★★
Does what is promises and adds some nice bells and whistles.
Best MIDI File Player ★★★★★
Simply the best $1.99 MIDI file player in the App Store.
This is a terrific bit of software ... much better than opening Logic every time I want to preview a .mid file.
Fills a very large hole in OS X ★★★★★
I’ve tried a plethora of midi apps trying to find one that works every time, this is it!!! Recommended
MIDIPlayer X has a host of features that give you control over playback, plus some MIDI file editing to customize your song, and it let's you save your edits to a new MIDI file, all with an intuitive ease of use.
Rewind and fast forward freely throughout your song. Step through one measure at time, or jump to any location with a single click. MIDIPlayer X will chase events to make sure your synth stays in sync with your song.
Select one of three AutoPlay modes to play all your loaded files, repeat the currently selected file, or turn it off for full manual control.
The counter gives a precise song position and you can quickly view either bar : beat or min : sec format. The popup counter is instantly available when you need to find a specific rewind or fast forward location to jump to.
Mute or solo individual channels within your MIDI file with a single click. Perfect for learning an individual part within your song, or maybe when you want to mute the melody so you can play or sing it instead.
Change the tempo - the song's entire tempo map moves up or down with your desired setting.
Once customized, save your song as a new MIDI file. Channel mutes and tempo settings will be retained next time your load your new file into MIDIPlayer X.
MIDIPlayer X works with virtually all commercial MIDI hardware and software. It will locate all available MIDI outputs, both hardware and virtual, so you can select your desired sound source.
Easily switch playback between an external keyboard or sound module, or to other software instruments and apps inside your Mac.
MIDIPlayer X includes its own software synth using Apple's CoreAudio technology. So even if you have no other MIDI hardware or software available on your Mac, you’ll always have a 16-part multitimbral, General MIDI-compatible synth available.
The quickest way to play MIDI files – simply drag and drop a file, multiple files, or a folder or folders containing MIDI files on to MIDIPlayer X.
MIDIPlayer X will remember your last MIDI destination, and can automatically start playback immediately - eliminating extra clicks or keystrokes.
MIDIPlayer X will display information about the file, including title, tempo, time signature, song position, as well as MIDI channel status and System Exclusive data.
Mac OSX 10.9 or later
Standard MIDI Files (.mid, .midi)
Read and write types 0 and 1
Title / Filename
MIDI Channels status
System Exclusive status
Counter: bar : beat or min : sec
Readable MIDI File (on drag)
Play / Pause
Rewind / Fast Forward
Channel Mute / Solo
AutoPlay Off / Repeat / Advance
Next / Previous File
Show in Finder
Audio MIDI Setup
Apple DLSSynth AudioUnit
General MIDI compatible
Powered by Apple's CoreMIDI
Hardware outputs per Audio MIDI Setup studio settings
IAC, Network, and Bluetooth MIDI outputs per Audio MIDI Setup studio settings
Virtual inputs to 3rd party software, if available