Midinous is a grid-based non-linear MIDI sequencer usable with any Digital Audio Workstation or hardware that accepts MIDI messages. Midinous can also generate its own simple sounds either for reference, or for normal use.
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Positive (13) - 92% of the 13 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 28, 2021

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“It's like making simple, beginner-friendly, non-linear circuits that quickly give you melodic ideas and inspiration. "Fun" and "powerful" are rarely combined in music production, but Midinous nails both at once.”
Benn Jordan - The Flashbulb, Benn & Gear

“There are a lot of conventional tools that are meant to inspire. It's things like this that are truly inspiring.”
Cameron - Venus Theory

“Being able to construct MIDI sequences in a semi-modular grid finally connects the visual and auditory aspect to making music for me. This software is a dream come true. If you can imagine it, you can build it in Midinous. The possibilities are literally endless!”
Chris - S1gns Of L1fe, Synphaera Records

About This Software

This looks fun, what is it?

Midinous is a non-linear MIDI sequencer (directly viewable as a MIDI input in your DAW) allowing users to create expansive looping complex sequences which don’t subscribe to a definite timeline. Rhythm is determined only by a user’s imagination. Midinous can, however, still send MIDI clock messages to sync up devices and software. It's not a DAW, nor can it make more than simple sounds with its "Internal Synth" option, but it generates MIDI data meant to be sent to other applications.

If you are unsure if Midinous is right for you, try the free demo!

That sounds confusing. How does it work, really?

Seamlessly! Open Midinous, find it as a MIDI input device in your DAW and start creating.
Midinous emulates a hardware MIDI controller by creating its own MIDI Input/Output port on a computer, throwing away the need for any 3rd party software. Launch Midinous, and it can start sending MIDI data within seconds!

Still lost. MIDI?

Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is the technical standard Midinous adopts to send data to other applications (usually, but not limited to, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)). Although Midinous can make simple sounds on its own, it is best used with a DAW.

Grid Based Editing

Midinous works on a grid system where the distance between each tile is a quarter note. Arrange objects called ‘Points’ and connect them together with ‘Paths’ to quickly create complex looping or branching sequences of MIDI data. Branch to points randomly or instantly, split signals, or have signals travel in order of Path creation. Turn snapping mode off for complex rhythms and odd timing!

Customization and Accessibility

Most keyboard controls have been made accessible by way of remapping, and the interface can be recolored as desired. Make Midinous as friendly as it needs to be.

“Infinite” Canvas

Midinous provides a virtually infinite scrollable canvas for creations. Though technically not limitless, Midinous can support the wildest of creations with full support for scrolling, panning, and zoom.

Scale Snapping

With Midinous’ scale snapping functionality, set a group of Points to a certain scale, or ensure the entire project aligns with a desired mode. Choose a key and a scale to quickly change the way a sequence sounds.

Relative Signals

Carry MIDI data across multiple pathways with relative assignments for every attribute a Point object may have, such as MIDI Note, Channel, Velocity, Duration, and more. Good for ascending sequences and arpeggios.

Support For Other Operating Systems

Midinous is being developed in a cross-platform framework that will allow it to run on either Linux or Mac operating systems as well as Windows. However, currently, Midinous is only available on Windows. More operating systems will be supported in the future.

Please note! If you don't hear anything in the program, that is normal. Midinous can generate simple tones using the program's "Internal Synth" option, but its main function is outputting MIDI data for use in other programs like Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 (64 bit) or newer
    • Processor: Any multicore x64 CPU faster than 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any OpenGL or DirectX compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    • Additional Notes: Midinous generates its own sounds, but the best experience will be had through a Digital Audio Workstation or other external sound equipment which accepts MIDI messages.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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