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The Pro MIDI Player

By Jeff Koftinoff

The Pro MIDI Player

By Jeff Koftinoff
Released as Freeware

A while ago, Jeff Koftinoff has made his program "The Pro MIDI Player" available for free. I recently contacted him and he said I could also have it on this site as well. There are a whole slew of other Atari-MIDI programs he created, so those "might" become available in the near future. However in the meantime, please enjoy the Pro MIDI Player!

What follows now is from his own Pro MIDI player page which gives instructions on it's use

Pro MIDI Player for the Atari ST

The Pro MIDI Player is the perfect program for easy live on stage MIDI sequencing. It was written by musicians for musicians with special sequencing needs since 1987. The Pro MIDI Player can:

Play any standard MIDI File type 0. (Will not play type 1 files!)
Preload up to 999 songs into RAM for fast access.
Be controlled by MIDI, the computer keyboard, or by footswitches switches connected directly to your computer joystick port.
Display the current song and status on your keyboard's LCD display.
Display text pages with lyrics or chord charts while playing.
Chain songs together in any order.
Loop sections of your songs on the fly while the song is playing.
Use a hard disk for no RAM limitations.
Send specific system exclusive messages for each song.
Rechannelize MIDI Thru data.

System Requirements

You need any Atari ST or STacy computer with 1 megabyte of RAM or more. A Hard disk is useful but not required.



The Pro-MIDI Player product has been available for over 13 YEARS now! The full Atari ST version is now available for FREE! However it is not being updated any longer. You may download a the full version of the Pro MIDI Player now. The file name is 'PROMIDI.ZIP', and it is a pkzip compatible archive that contains sub-directories. You will need unzip.ttp to unzip it on your Atari, or use 'pkunzip -d' on a DOS machine and copy the files over. Yes, it is registered to my friend Don Kuhl. I couldn't find a working non-registered copy anywhere and I can't make any new versions.


Simple controls

Space Bar Play Song/Stop Song/Do Loop
'\' Start/Stop Auto play
Song #, Return Select Song
Up Arrow/Down Arrow Select Song/Select Text Page
Left Arrow/Right Arrow Select Song
Ctrl-U or 'U' Unhang notes
Ctrl-P or 'P' Pause Song
Ctrl-A or 'A' Abort Song
',' and '.' Tempo Down/Up
Ctrl-L or 'L' Load all songs
F1-F9 or F10 Load Set 1-9 or 0
Ctrl-G Goodbye (exit)

If you stick a text file in the songs folder with the same name as a song except with a .TXT extension, then the player will display the text when the song plays.

There is also a crazy feature that allows the pro midi player to control lights via your parallel printer port via notes played in a specific MIDI channel in your sequence. If you are interested in this, email me.

Contact: Jeff Koftinoff:


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