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System requirements

Operating system

Good news first: The single program file of MidiCond runs on all reasonably up-to-date computers and operating systems with graphic user interfaces, thanks to the progressive Java technology.

More exactly, any operating system version is suitable for which a complete Java 5 environment exists, among others (no guarantee)

  • MS-Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, ME, 98 SE ...
  • Mac OS X or newer
  • Linux, Unix, Solaris, ...

Java 5

MidiCond needs Java 1.5.0 (sometimes called just “5.0”) or higher. In order to find out whether this condition is met, enter
java -version
to a command line of the operating system—if an error or a smaller version number is reported, you must download and install the newest Java version. It is available free of charge at (all systems except Mac OS) resp. (Mac OS).
You may find there additional information about whether your system is supported.

If you are using a Mac OS older than 2010, you prob­ably need additional soft­ware such as one of the following:
Con­sult ex­perts or the Apple web­site if in doubt.


The hardware requirements are modest: 500 MHz or less suffice; faster machines will yield higher precision in some situations.

Now comes the little qualification: Whoever uses neither a sound card nor an external MIDI device, but works with software substitute, will hardly be happy with MidiCond because of delayed reaction. In particular, most notebook computer owners will profit from an external MIDI module, which may be wired by a USB adapter. The response time of the MIDI device is of paramount importance! In contrast, the sound quality may follow your individual requirements and budget.

MIDI files

What the sheet music is to the conductor, the MIDI file is for MidiCond. Acquire such files for your pieces of music or create them by other software. Fortunately the Standard MIDI File format used by MidiCond is, as the name says, a world-wide standard. Enormous libraries are available in the internet as well as on data media, largely even free of charge, though not all meeting high demands. Feed "MIDI files" to an internet search engine; better still, add a branch of music, for instance "classical MIDI files" or "MIDI files" chanson.

Furthermore, almost every notation program and sequencer can write its scores to such a file (“export”); these programs can likewise be obtained in a large variety of price and quality, starting with free (search under sequencer etc.). Software to produce MIDI files by scanning sheet music is available as well.

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