MIDI-Go-Round is an asymmetrical looper for MIDI events. Create lists of MIDI notes, velocities, event intervals/durations, and MIDI devices. MIDI-Go-Round cycles through these events, sending them in turn to selected devices. By creating lists of varying length, interesting combinations emerge. The resulting musical phrases can be played from MIDI-Go-Round or saved for use in other apps such as DAWs. MIDI-Go-Round is simple and fun but has powerful functionality. It works with the built-in Microsoft GS Wavetable synth, or with external hardware MIDI devices. It can even work with Virtual Instruments with some creative routing. Set global parameters such as key signature and tempo in BPM. Select up to 4 instruments, either 4 channels on a MIDI device or up to 4 MIDI devices. Each instrument can be flagged as monophonic or polyphonic. Generated phrases can be played once or looped, through the Windows default sound device. You can select all the options you want, or you can select the randomize option and see what ensues. A free trial version limits some functionality and should be useful in determining whether the application supports your interests and your environment. The trial version (as well as the full version) lets you export or drag MIDI data to other apps so you can be certain MIDI-Go-Round is compatible with your favorite programs. The full version lets you save the parameters of your favorite phrases for future use, lets you customize each level of randomization, lets you set friendly names for your MIDI devices. MIDI-Go-Round is part of the MIDI Playground series of apps from NaiveSoft.
What's new in this version
Version 1.1 supports hot plug/unplug of MIDI devices, adds timing improvements. Versions 1.1.1 through 1.1.6 include bug fixes and performance enhancements.
- Asymmetrical looping of MIDI events
- Allows export and drag/drop of MIDI data
- Customizable randomization of looping parameters
- Works with built-in or hardware MIDI devices
- Full version allows user customization
- Uses the new Windows 10 MIDI API