What is MIDI?
In a nutshell: MIDI is synthesizer music.
More specifically, MIDI files are instructions that a synthesizer (usually built into your sound card) can convert into synthesized audio.
MIDI files can also be converted to sheet music, with the appropriate software. See below...
You may start your MIDI discovery by clicking "By Composer", "By Contributor", or typing what you're looking for, into our search box above.
To download a MIDI, click its Download Queue.button, to add it to
The 0 or 1 suffix on the download button indicates the type of the MIDI file: Type 0 or Type 1. Some Disklavier, for example, can only play one or the other type. You should experiment first to see which type is compatible with your hardware.
When you are ready, go to your Download Queue, and follow the download instructions.
For a great experience with MIDI files, we recommend the Notation Musician software - which shows you the score as you play the file! Click for a full description, or you can get a trial version, or you can buy the program now.
If you are more ambitious and wish to actually create or modify MIDI files, then you want to look at Notation Composer. Click for a full description, or you can get a trial version, or you can buy the program now.