Developer Nikolozi Meladze has released Easy MIDI Free – a free app that turns your Mac keyboard into a MIDI controller.
Easy MIDI Free sends MIDI notes messages to any soft synth or DAW such as GarageBand, Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Cubase, Nuendo, Pro Tools and Digital Performer. This is useful if you want to jot down some musical ideas when you’re away from a hardware MIDI controller. You can even control CoreMIDI iOS apps or hardware synth via MIDI interface.
- Send MIDI notes to any DAW or MIDI driver
- Notes can be triggered using alphanumeric keys
- Easily change keyboard octave with up/down arrow keys
- Use left/right arrow keys to change starting note
- Visual feedback eliminates the need to look down on your Mac keyboard
- Sustain on/off can be triggered with a space bar
- Vertical scroll changes note velocity
- Mini View