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MidiCond    ...may the music be with you...

What is MidiCond? Features System Demo, License News

MidiCond is, in a nutshell, a music soft­ware to in­flu­ence the tim­ing of MIDI music files in de­tail. For ex­ample, it is used to ac­company live music. Pot­ential users are all who make or use music! MidiCond runs under Windows, Mac­OS, Linux etc. and costs only € 10,- (see News).

Attention: There is only one single way to acquire a valid MidiCond license, as described on the page Demo, License!

(If you are looking for the freeware page, click here.)

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You are the con­ductor, inter­preter, and acc­ompanist

The name com­ponent Cond is short for Latin con­duco, trans­lating bring to­gether (… the entire musical world with com­puters) or conduct.

MidiCond allows you to play any piece of music pre­sent as a standard MIDI file, adding tempo fluctu­a­tions, rubati and grooves pre­cisely as you desire, ex­ecuted in “real time”. You can save the re­sults as new MIDI files.

Operating a key or a switch in MidiCond works as a con­ducting stoke: A definite metric posi­tion is in­stant­ly en­forced, e.g. the third beat of the second bar. For batons we use MIDI key­boards (manual or pedal), com­puter key­boards, and switches, com­bined freely.

The vari­ous keys allow you to con­duct portions of vary­ing metric dura­tion (“time values”), just as a con­ductor may switch between conducting, say, minims and six­teenth notes, but much more flex­ibly and with­out any risk of being mis­under­stood. You can choose free­ly, which key you want to use for which time value (MidiCond of course sup­plying a pre-setting). That value is to be under­stood as the metric distance to the next key­stroke. More pre­cise ex­plana­tions can be read in the large help texts, which are also included in the demo version and serve as a tutorial.

What can I use MidiCond for?

MidiCond has many different use cases, which can roughly be classified as follows:
  • Rehearsing for soloists, ensemble members, and ensembles
  • Performing in an ensemble, as an accompanist, or solo
  • Saving the data of a conducting session as a new standard MIDI file, to listen to or continue to work with.
Whenever you can spare a hand (or even a foot), you may accompany yourself and others! Read more on the page Features.

Who needs MidiCond?

Anyone making or using any kind of music with any ambition, e.g.

solo singers, choir members, instrumentalists, dancers, makers of films or videos, choirmasters, ensemble leaders, orchestra conductors, repetiteurs, coaches, singing teachers, instrument teachers, dance teachers, choreo­graphers, performers in concert, music theater, cabaret, karaoke, group singing (school, religious community …), students, etc.

—probably you.

What requirements do I have to meet?

Computer literacy on a most elementary level will suffice. Musical competence is not a pre­requesite either, but it will, existing at whatever degree (including professional conducting), be advanced and rewarded by MidiCond.

The technical conditions are discussed on the page System.

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