Play on midi keyboard and let Capture Midi backup and recover all your played melodies. Incredibly useful status bar tool that backups all live plays from midi keyboards. Just drag and drop your melodies back to your midi sequencer. Library Audio Browser let you playback and preview custom audio samples. A must to have companion tool for Logic Pro X, Cubase 7, Ableton Live or Garageband.

Capture Midi solves very common situations when you compose a melody to invent nice chord progression meanwhile you experimenting in your daw. Capture midi let you recover any interesting melodies while you improvise with nice virtual instruments or piano. Never blame recording button again that you just lost some interesting sequence.

Capture Midi resembles retrospective midi functionality that can be found in some DAW (Digital Audio Workstation software) making it system wide accessible and with smart approach.

Included Audio Browser is handy when you have several sound libraries for quick drag and drop or previewing.

Capture Midi is not midi file player instead is an accompany application for your music composition in your favorite Audio-Midi sequencer application.

Access Capture Midi from status bar icon or detach it as window.
Stay on top pin
3 predefined heights for status bar popover

Enable retrospective recording on selected midi keyboards or devices
Auto connects to selected keyboards once you attach them to your mac.
Variable buffer from 500 to 100 000 midi events (Notes, controller events)
Favorite interesting melodies and return to them anytime later.
Smart metronome, starts as you start playback and stops automatically.

Append custom folders from disk or external drives
Browse, Playback, and drag and drop samples to your DAW
Transpose, loop midi files.
Random transpose function on loop. Let you listen melody every time with random transposition.
Export your ideas to midi files.
Playback midi files via armed track in your DAW

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Gmomo ,

Works just fine on El Capitan

Works on El Capitan. It did take me a sec to figure out where the app was hiding because it’s not obvious.
Go to the upper right corner, click the MIDI icon, click the preference gears, choose “detach as window”. Voila!
I agree, this should be the default behaviour so users don’t think the program is a bust.

Awesome program… does what it says. Metronome lacks 3/4, 6/8 and odd times otherwise I’d give it a 5 star rating.

robwest ,

Save those moments of beauty

What a fantastic idea. Wish I’d had something like this years ago. This addresses a common use case for me - I’m riffing in Ableton Live, loving some stuff, but then getting distracted by some other aspect of a composition. I forget what I was doing, and the moment is lost. This will help me get it back! It’s already found its way into my workflow, and I doubt I’d ever turn it off. If I had one suggestion it would be to allow filtering of event types (mixer control messages, non-notes, etc.) Great job.

Jack TI ,

Now you can capture your best bits while noodling

This is a neat, simple little MIDI capture tool that can be used as an easy add-in to DAWs and soft synths. It works exactly as advertised & well worth $7. Now you have a way to recapture the best bits from your jam sessions using any connected MIDI device.


Jan Kubny Kubna
4.6 MB

OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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