ShowMIDI 4+

Effortlessly visualize MIDI

Uwyn, LLC

    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

ShowMIDI is an open-source multi-platform GUI application to effortlessly visualize MIDI activity.

Instead of wading through logs of MIDI messages to correlate relevant ones and identify what is happening, ShowMIDI visualizes the current activity and auto-hides what you don't care about anymore. It provides you with a real-time glanceable view of all MIDI activity on your computer.

ShowMIDI is designed to be always on, using the spacebar or play/pause button you can pause the flow and focus on a data snapshot with the latest state of any MIDI entity.

ShowMIDI can be ran as a standalone application that automatically detects all your MIDI devices, or as an AUv3 plugin in your DAW or host to visualize MIDI data in your sessions.

ShowMIDI visualizes:

* MIDI ports
* channels
* program change
* note on/off
* channel pressure
* polyphonic pressure
* continuous control change
* pitchbend
* RPN and NRPN
* MPE configuration and channel modes

ShowMIDI supports:
* themes
* standalone operation
* AUv3 operation

What’s New

Version 0.9.0

* Added support for sysex message display with up to 20 bytes of data preview
* Improved layout of MIDI notes so that the note on message continues to be visible together with note off
* Updated to JUCE 7.0.9

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

wareismike ,

Thank you!! This is SO useful!

This is the best app ever that I never knew I needed. I use MIDI loggers all the time for troubleshooting and testing, but it’s such a pain sometimes to scroll through messages to find what you’re looking for. The screens also take up too much room on a crowded device screen.

ShowMIDI elegantly takes care of both problems, saving time and energy. Logging is still needed in some cases, so my only suggestion is to perhaps add an optional panel for logging … off by default of course.

ReviewBit ,

YoMIDI!!!!

the view you’ve been looking for. after you’ve seen your midi like this, you can’t go back. and you can taste all 5 stars, SRSly, eat them up, and its free

Bonanote52 ,

Room for improvement

When you press a key on the keyboard it shows briefly the key ON but it disappeared as soon as you release the key and the only data that gets registerded y the history is the Note OFF. Also if you repeatedly press the same key you only get one event registered, so there is no way of knowing how many times you pressed the key. This does not happen with other Midi Monitors.....

Developer Response ,

Bonanote52, before leaving a 3 star review on an application that you didn't pay anything for, please do some research to see if you might not be misunderstanding something or projecting your own expectations on something that is not designed to meet them.

What you describe is exactly what makes ShowMIDI different, from the App Store description:
"Instead of wading through logs of MIDI messages to correlate relevant ones and identify what is happening, ShowMIDI visualizes the current activity and auto-hides what you don't care about anymore. It provides you with a real-time glanceable view of all MIDI activity on your computer.
ShowMIDI is designed to be always on, using the spacebar or play/pause button you can pause the flow and focus on a data snapshot with the latest state of any MIDI entity."

If you want to wade through logs of MIDI messages, there's plenty of tools that do that, ShowMIDI offers a different approach for when you don't need that. This is why many websites have praised ShowMIDI's approach, like CDM: https://cdm.link/2023/11/showmidi-is-the-free-midi-visualization-utility-youve-been-waiting-for/

I would appreciate it if you would remove your review or adapt the star rating, what you did here is extremely bad form. It's very easy to contact me, you could just have asked a question instead: https://github.com/gbevin/ShowMIDI

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