Version 1.1.4.0 This version is a major update with bug fixes, improvements and new features - and it is FREE

Bug fixes:

  • MidiSoundSynth could occasionally halt, if internet connection was not available
  • Selected font size (for not-automatic size) was not saved for later
  • Most other reported bugs fixed

 

New features:

  • MidiSoundSynth Version 1 is now free! (Donations are gladly excepted, go here)
  • Support for creating WMA compressed audio files
  • New shortcut: CTRL+SHIFT+F to enter Full Screen mode. Use CTRL+ALT+F to exit from Full Screen mode.

Version 1.1.3.0 This version is a major update with bug fixes, improvements and new features

Bug fixes:

  • Midi files: XG mode not recognized. XG mode makes use of Continuous Controller #32 to select Bank while GM/GS mode uses CC #0
  • Most other reported bugs fixed

 

New features:

  • Karaoke Lyrics: You can select the font as before, but now also select “Automatic font size” (see image). The  “Full screen font” alternative has thus been deleted. 
  • Karaoke Lyrics: “Sync Time Correction” (in fractions of seconds) can now be both positive and negative. A positive value makes the text show earlier and a negative later. This value will be saved in the Arrangement
  • Karaoke Lyrics: New button “Remove” (see image) - to remove a background image from the internal list.
  • Options: In section Midi Playback, Fade In and Fade Out (in second). Also, “Always play file after opened” checkbox, and “Repeat all files in Playlist or Explorer” checkbox (see image)
  • Create audio file: For the Maximize volume level, you can choose the level, in dB. Zero dB is maximum level (see image).
  • When selecting a SoundFont for a channel and the desired Bank:Preset pair is not found in the SoundFont, a dialogue pops up to let you select an alternative SoundFont Preset.
  • The dialogue box for assigning a Preset to a channel now has two alternatives (see image) for showing the available Presets in the SoundFont:
  • The dialogue boxes for selecting SoundFont for a Midi channel and selecting Preset now stays open until closed. This makes it easier and quicker to test various alternatives. Additionally, most dialogues shows up again at the previous position.
  • Files and Playlists: New buttons to make it easier to select which of the two lists  -  Explorer or Playlist - to play: “Play files” (see image) for Explorer and “Play list” (see image) for the Playlist. Also, new button for the Playlist: “Remove All” (see image)
  • You can now start a clean version of MidiSoundSynth by keeping the SHIFT key down while the program boots up


  • Karaoke lyrics, Auto font size

Version 1.1.2.2

Bug fixes:

  • Lyrics synchronization lost since version 1.1.2.0
  • "Change folder" for SFKR data in Options caused an exception if SFKR file was in use
  • New bug in 1.1.2.0 - exception in live input mode when changing SoundFont or Preset for a MIDI channel
  • Old bug - removing SoundFont that was in use for a MIDI channel could cause an exception
  • A few other minor bugs fixed

Version 1.1.2.1 - replaces version 1.1.2.0 that had a bug

Version 1.1.2.1:

Bug fixes:

This version fixes a bug introduced in version 1.1.2.0: Exception occurred in page “Files and Playlists” if no Explorer folder has been defined. Additionally fixed some other minor bugs.

 

Version 1.1.2.0:


Bug fixes:

This version is a major update with many bug fixes, improvements and new features


Bug fixes:

  • MidiSoundSynth did not read some MIDI files correctly
  • The two checkboxes “Open and play when double-clicked” and “Repeat All” was not enabled for files in the “Explorer” (to the left in in "Files & Playlist") if there were no files in the Playlist (to the right)
  • In "Files & Playlist", in the “Explorer” list, the checkboxes to enable selecting multiple files (to the left of the list of files), were not always visible
  • The Reverb amount was not saved for standard effects
  • Several reported bugs fixed

New features:

  • Play/Transport buttons also in the Channel Effects window
  • A new “Edit” button in the Channel Effects window and a button to save a new version of the current MIDI file. MidiSoundSynth can save a new MIDI file with some changes for certain MIDI controllers, like CC#7 Volume. Also MIDI Program changes and Transpose (Pitch) are saved. NOTE: The new MIDI file does NOT contain any specific arrangement details, like choice of SoundFont
  • In "Files & Playlist" you can sort files, both in the Explorer list (left) and the Playlist (right) by clicking on the header in the list
  • In "Files & Playlist", all selected files are now outlined and the file having the focus is is shown in bold
  • Data extracted from SFKR files are by default stored in the folder C:\Users\<USER>\AppData\Roaming\SynthFont. You can now in Options select another drive and folder for storage.
  • When writing audio files, you can now select to maximize the volume level

Version 1.1.1.1 - replaces version 1.1.1.0 that had a serious bug

Bug fixes:
This version is a major update with many bug fixes, improvements and new features

Bug fixes:
    • Version 1.1.1.0 crashed at startup on a fresh installation
    • MidiSoundSynth could not start if no internet connection was found
    • When playing a playlist to audio files, MidiSoundSynth got stuck on the last song
    • MidiSoundSynth could not create MP4 files
    • Pan for midi channels did not work
    • Some midi file karaoke events were not correctly read from file
    • Since 1.1.0.2, the SoundFont Preset was reset to the default when playback started
    • When changing Tempo, the song length was not updated
   
New features:
    • The "Explorer" in "Files & Playlist" now receives a notification from Windows if a file or folder is changed by another program (for example, renamed)
    • You can choose the playlist to play to audio on the page "Create audio file"
    • Lyrics can now be displayed as "long lines" filling up the whole page
    • The primary lyrics window can now be a floating child window (as the secondary)
    • Improved support for midi channels with multiple midi program changes

Version 1.1.0.2

This version is a minor update which mainly fixes a few bugs introduced in version 1.1.0.0:
    • Could not perform an update after program exit
    • Could not write MP3 or MP4 files
    • Lyrics for some MIDI files not correctly handled
    • Some other minor reported bugs

Version 1.1.0.1

This version is a minor update which mainly fixes a few bugs introduced in version 1.1.0.0

Version 1.1.0.0

This version is a major update with many bug fixes, improvements and new features

Bug fixes:
    • Fixed a large number of other reported defects

New features:
    • Support for Karaoke files. An new button, “Lyrics” in the row of main buttons:     
    • More Options in a new page (“Options” in the image above)
    • You can now also change the Volume level, Loudness level, Pan position and Pitch for each channel in Channel Effects:     
    • You can now let MidiSoundSynth use values for Continuous Controllers #91 and #93 to set Reverb and Chorus for each channel. See “Options” for how to activate. (You can still add your own Reverb and Chorus effects on top of these)
    • In the row of playback buttons, there is a new
button to play all files in a list – either in the Explorer folder or in a normal Playlist     

    The buttons Play Previous file and Play Next file now works also when not  playing files in a list (using the new button above)

    • In “Create audio file” there is now an option to create audio files for all files in a list (Explorer or Playlist)

    • MidiSoundSynth now handles System Exclusive messages the make MIDI channels 8 and 11 act as percussion channels

    • MidiSoundSynth now handles Creative Lab’s SoundBlaster definitions for NRPN messages for setting low pass filter cutoff frequency and resonance.

    • There are several new keyboard shortcuts. See documentation for a list (for example online help)

    

Version 1.0.4.1

Bug fixes:
    • This version can again download SFKR files and updates.
    • Also fixed a few other reported defects

Version 1.0.4.0

Bug fixes:
    • This version can now correctly identify and install new versions of purchased SFKR files
    • Some odd Playlist-related bugs fixed
    • A few other minor reported bugs fixed

New features:
    • The button “New playback” in “Create audio file” turns into “Stop” to enable you to interrupt the writing process
    • If a Playlist has been changed but not saved, you are notified of this when switching to another Playlist
    • In the files list in “Files and Playlists”, the list header with the text “[X]” can be used to change the check state of all files.
    • In “Search”→ “Files found” files now have checkboxes and there is a button for adding all checked files to the current playlist. There is a button to change the check state of all files. See image:

Other:
    • This version is compiled with Google's Skia graphics library. Skia is an open source library for drawing 2D Text, Geometries, Images, focused on accurate, high quality and high performance rendering, which provides common APIs that work across a variety of hardware and software platforms. Skia serves as the graphics engine for Google Chrome and Chrome OS, Android, Flutter, Xamarin, Mozilla Firefox and Firefox OS, and many other products. (The file sk4d.dll has to be present in the same folder as the executable.)

Version 1.0.3.4

Bug fixes:
- Version 1.0.3.3 introduced a serious bug: it was impossible to evaluate the program (during the 30 days evaluation period)
- A few more bugs fixed

Version 1.0.3.3 and 1.0.3.2

Bug fixes:
- A few bugs introduced in version 1.0.3.1 fixed

Version 1.0.3.1

Bug fixes:
- Since version 1.0.2.0, the menu for selecting a SoundFont for a MIDI channel has been empty
- The option to always keep MIDI channel 4 muted (in Options) was not applied to the currently opened MIDI file
- The SoundFont information for the newly introduced Berlin Orchestra SoundFont was missing in all other languages than English
- Tried to fix a few other reported bugs as well

New features:
- The button "MIDI Channels" has now a dropdown menu with two items: one to play all channels - useful if some channel has been muted - and an alternative way to set the "Keep MIDI Channel 4 muted" status without going into Options (see image)

Version 1.0.3.0

Bug fixes:
- A few reported bugs fixed

New features:
- The About dialog has a new button, "Open Registration code file", which you can use if you have saved the registration code file MidiSoundSynth.slp in another location than "Documents" or "Documents\MidiSoundSynth"
- MidiSoundSynth now keeps track of SoundFont versions for commercial SoundFonts in the SFKR format and offers to download and install the latest version
- MidiSoundSynth now displays available SFKR+MidiSoundSynth packages (in page "Install SFKR files") as a scrollable list.

Version 1.0.2.1

Bug fixes:
- A few reported bugs fixed

Version 1.0.2.0

Bug fixes:
- Sometime when changing the SoundFont Preset while playing, MidiSoundSynth would randomly freeze.

- On rare occasions, randomly, the very first notes in a file with notes at time 0, may have been lost in playback

- MidiSoundSynth can save Arranagements in a special ".mss" file, but not everything was properly read back when the file was reopened.

- MP4 files were broken.

- Could not download and install the MSSKetronSD1000 XL SoundFont

- A few reported bugs fixed

New features:
- You can save the current set of Main Effects to be used as default when opening MIDI files in the future. On the Effects page, there is a new button. On the Effects page, a saved preset with the name "<Autosaved>" will show up in the list (see image down left).

- On the Effects page, a saved preset with the name "<Arrangement>" will show up in the list for an Arrangement file

- New language: French

- Effects: the range for the Compressor Pregain value has been changed from 0..100 db to 0..10 db.  Also, the Threshold range is now narrower: -50..-10 dB

- The trial period length is now 30 days instead of 10 days

- In Options, you can set the size of the playback buffer to either 1024 or 2048 for the standard audio output. The default value is 1024, but on older systems 2048 may be better. In MIDI IN mode, use WASAPI.

- The dropdown list for SoundFonts to choose, now sorts the SoundFonts in alphabetical order.

Version 1.0.1.1

Bug fixes:
- A few reported bugs fixed

Version 1.0.1.0

Bug fixes:
- Some SoundFont Presets would play at a lower than expected volume due to MidiSoundSynth respecting the original SoundFont specifications to 100%. MidiSoundSynth  flexes now and plays according to "SoundBlaster Live!" specifications, also used in all other programs in the SynthFont family.

- MidiSoundSynth could not save Arranagements for MIDI files with the extension ".kar" or ".midi", using the extension ".mss". The original extension was used, effectively overwriting the original file. Thus, to be able to open a ".kar" or ".midi" file overwritten in such a way, you need to change the file's extension to ".mss".

- The button to play the next song was not enabled when playing songs from an "Explorer" folder (on page "Files & Playlist")

- A few reported bugs fixed
New features:
- On the first purchase of a package MidiSoundSynth + GoldMidSF2 SoundFont, a file called  "MidiSoundSynth.slip" is sent to you as an attachment in an email. You can now register your copy of MidiSoundSynth by saving the "MidiSoundSynth.slip" file in your "Documents" folder. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can save it in a "Documents\MidiSoundSynth" folder.

- New button in About box: "See version history" - to read the history (this web page)

- You can now also save the audio data for each MIDI channel (see image below, left)

- As many Karaoke files have the voice part in MIDI channel 4, it is now an option (in Options) to keep channel 4 muted when a MIDI file is opened (see image below, right). Note that the "Mute" checkbox "M" will be automatically checked for Ch 04

- Added one more product package offer to the list: "MidiSoundSynth  + MSSKetronSD1000 XL GMGS SFKR", on page "Install SFKR files"