MIDI Keyboard v1.0 - Mac Release
[W] [E] [T] [Y] [U] C#, D#, F#, A#, B#
[A] [S] [D] [F] [G] [H] [J] [K] C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
[SPACE BAR] Sustain Pedal
[CAPS LOCK] Toggle Chord Mode
[Z] through [/] Change Chords (*, *m, *dim, *aug, *sus, *6, *maj7, *7, *mMaj7, and *m7(b5) )
[ESCAPE] Change MIDI Device (Java Synthesizer is default)
MIDI Keyboard has been developed so that if there is no hardware MIDI controller attached to your computer you may still be able to have a MIDI input device. There are some limitations, but I believe that you'll find the program both useful and easy to use.
HOW TO USE: The keys A through K represent the piano through one octave. The keys W,E, T,Y, and U are the black keys on the piano, providing chromatics. The numbers 1 through 9 are octave modifiers; octave 5 having the letter A as middle C. The space bar acts as a sustain pedal (don't try use sustain while changing octaves). Another feature is the ability to play chords. The Caps Lock will toggle on and off the chord playing option. The keys 'Z' through '/' change the chords. The chord order is C, Cm, Cdim, Caug, Csus, C6, Cmaj7, C7, CmMaj7, and Cm7. Chords do not have the ability to be sustained (in this release at least). To change MIDI devices press Esc; this may be necessary at startup to select the Java Synthesizer. The directional buttons change instruments; up and down change the value by one, and left and right change the value by ten.
REQUIREMENTS: Mac OS X with Java 1.4.2 or better. (This includes 10.2.X and higher to my knowledge)
TROUBLESHOOTING: If for some reason you can not access any MIDI connections you may need to copy a file over to your /Library/Java/Extensions/ folder. The file ( plumstoneserv.jar ) can be found in the Extensions folder in this DMG. It is a service provider for Java that allows for external MIDI connections.
Mac OS 10.2.X or Higher