Ever wanted to hear the piano playing on a MIDI file without all the rest of the din in the background? Test out the quality of the percussion? Mute out the vocal track so that you can sing along?
Presenting - MegaMID v0.24, with the ability to mute or solo individual tracks!
This version also fixes the bug which prevents your settings from being saved if you're running Windows NT.
Some exciting news! MegaMID v0.23 is going to be distributed with issue 6 of CD-ROM Collection sÚrie Geek, a Brazillian magazine with 50.000 issues distributed all over the country! That's a neat start!
MegaMID v0.23 is out! This version has more interesting display features previously found in the DOS version only.
v0.23 decodes bitmaps encoded in GS SysEx messages, and displays them onscreen! Previously, the only way you can see this bitmap is only if you have a Roland GS (or compatible) device with a LCD display. Or if you use MegaMID or GSPlay (both are DOS players). Now with MegaMID for Windows, you can! See a cool demonstration of this feature by playing the MIDI file (demo0001.mid) included with the latest version of MegaMID.
This version also shows the beats as running red and green LED indicators. The DOS version had it but I realised that there were some bugs in that version - it can be inaccurate. The Windows one is now spot on. As long as the MIDI file creator heeded the timing, that is!
And here's a new feature - a numerical bar/beat indicator during playback! You can use it to make note of interesting parts of the MIDI file during playback, and then fire up your MIDI editor to go to the bar where it happens.
I would say the Windows version is catching up with the DOS one :)
Adding a links section to neat MIDI-related stuff I came across on the net.
Announcing MegaMID v0.22. This version has an enchanced 'file-picker' - if using the old file-picker is like eating oatmeal, then you're in for a real treat!
Also fixed a bug that causes MegaMID to crash when playing particular songs.
Guess what? Here's another release - MegaMID v0.21. The previous version has a problem running under Windows 95 (but the problem doesn't happen in Win98/NT).
And this version finally has those SC-88 patches - I thought I put them in earlier but looks like I didn't :)
This latest version also allows you to easily switch to instruments in other banks, if you have a GS or XG device - just pick their names from a pop-up list!
Fractured my ankle a week ago and am homebound for a while - that gave me the opportunity to finally work on MegaMID after leaving it stagnant for months.
Thanks for the comments in the guestbook (if you've left me one) - it's nice to know that there are still MegaMID fans out there interested in seeing the Windows version mature.
Well - may I present MegaMID v0.20 with many new features, including:
It looks pretty decent now - just check out these screenshots!
The "Drum channel mapping" feature is rather unique, I think. What does it do? Well, some GS/XG MIDI files convert some channels into drum channels. When these files are played on a non-GS/XG device (such as SB Live!), you'll get note-bashing on those channels instead of percussion. MegaMID has an option now to redirect all those notes to Channel 10 (the drum channel) so that they'll be played properly!
.This site is also no longer hosted on DigiWeb - I'm having trouble modifying files on their server. Remember to bookmark:
... to find this site! (wherever it may be)
MegaMID also now has a mailing list - please join if you'll like to be informed of any updates on this site!
Wow... it's been awhile since the last update! Anyway, I just thought I'd post a quick note (to let anyone who's interested) know that I'm still alive - but kinda busy at the moment, which explains why there hasn't been any updates. MegaMID sure has a lot more potential that has yet to be exploited. I'll try and find more time to work on it.
Meanwhile... if you really like MegaMID - do write in an tell me about it or sign my guestbook - it'll certainly encourage me to work on this app more when I know that people like it!
MegaMID v0.13 released. This version now supports command-line playing, so you can now make MegaMID your default MIDI player! Also supports drag-and-drop to the note display and control windows.
Updated the FAQ section.
Added a link to the MegaMID for DOS page.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!
MegaMID v0.12 released. Now supports MIDI in, so you can jive along while your MIDI files are playing! It would have been very difficult to do with the DOS version. See - this version has potential!
Overhauled this entire site - from a one-page thingy to multiple pages. I think it's neater now :)
1995. That was the year MegaMID for DOS was born. It was good. And it kept getting better and better. It even had a little bouncing ball when playing karaoke files.
As good as it was, it was for DOS. And hence it only worked with a small handful (albeit a good one) of MIDI devices. And when it went SVGA, it worked with an even smaller handful of machines, as some had incompatible SVGA support.
For some of those who were fortunate enough to get it working, there was bliss... but it was not for long. DOS slowing faded away, as Windows 95 made it's way in.
And then there was nothingness... as the creator of MegaMID did not know Windows programming. So he disappeared from the world, vowing to return one day when he has gained the knowledge.
He is back! Appearing from his cave when he has secretly been training and honing his art - he brings with him...
... MegaMID for Windows.
Now don't wet your pants yet. For at the moment, MegaMID for Windows is but a shadow of its former self. But do not despair, for as the creator continues to prefect his skills in this new OS, MegaMID for Windows may reach a higher level of existence than ever before yet...