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Introduction

Midica is a MIDI composing assistant with a focus on music programming.
It features it's own programming language for music: MidicaPL.

So you can use the same techniques that "real" programmers use, like:

  • Copy & Paste
  • Macros
  • Modules for code re-use
  • Code Comments

You write your songs in plain text files using the text editor of your choice. Midica transforms these files into MIDI.

Usage

  • Install Java Runtume Environment (JRE) version 1.7 or higher.
  • Download the file midica-VERSION.jar.
  • Start Midica using the command: java -jar midica-VERSION.jar

Features of the Midica Application itself

  • Loading and playing MIDI sequences from:
    • MidicaPL files
    • MIDI files
  • Integrated MIDI player featuring:
    • Regulation of volume, tempo and pitch transposition
    • Memorizing a position in the MIDI stream and jumping back to that position
    • Channel Overview (showing current instrument and channel activity)
    • Channel Detail viewer (Note name and number, volume and tick, channel by channel)
    • Channel configuration (Volume, Mute and Solo configurable channel by channel)
    • Quick reloading and reparsing of a loaded MidicaPL script
  • Karaoke Player
    • Integrated as a part of the MIDI player
    • displaying syllables in italic, shortly before they must be sung
    • displaying syllables in a different color, when they must be sung
  • Soundfonts
    • Loading Soundfonts and using them for playback
    • Analyzing Soundfont contents
    • Test Soundfonts with the Soundcheck window
  • Exporting MIDI sequences
    • As MIDI files
    • As MidicaPL files (not yet implemented)
  • Configuration of
    • GUI language (currently English or German)
    • Note System - International (C,D,E,F,G,A,B), German (C,D,E,F,G,A,H), Italian (Do,Re,Mi,Fa,Sol,La,Si)
    • Half Tone Symbols (6 different systems)
    • Octave Naming - International (c0, c1, ...), German (C',C,c,c',c''...)
    • Syntax (2 different sets of key words for the programming language) - not that important as the syntax can be redefined anyway in the music source code itself
    • Percussion shortcuts (English or German)
    • Instrument shortcuts (English or German)

Features of Midica's MIDI programming language

Not yet documented.

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