The most notable example at the moment is in MixPad multi-track mixing software. You can load a MIDI file into MixPad and then double click the clip to edit it. This will launch a MIDI editor dialog that allows you to move notes around, create and delete notes and resize notes on a piano roll. Since a MIDI sequence is really only a set of digital instructions, it’s easier to pinpoint specific notes and alter them than with an audio file:
The current version of MixPad already features this new MIDI editor. In the future, MixPad will have broader MIDI support, such as allowing users to connect a MIDI capable mixing deck to control the program.
MIDI is starting to play a larger role in all our audio software. Plans to implement the following capabilities are in the works:
- Playback of MIDI files as music using built in and external synthesizers
- Record MIDI control sequences
- Edit MIDI files
- Control software (e.g., MixPad mixing software or Zulu dj software) with a MIDI device
- Convert MIDI files to audio