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From: Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <pedro.lopez.cabanillas <at> gmail.com>
Subject: [LAA] [ANN] Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard 0.1.0
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.audio.announce
Date: Sunday 31st August 2008 09:26:39 UTC (over 9 years ago)
This is the first public release of Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard. It is a
MIDI 
event generator and receiver. It doesn't produce any sound by itself, but
can 
be used to drive a MIDI synthesizer (either hardware or software, internal
or 
external). You can use the computer's keyboard to play MIDI notes, and also

the mouse. You can use the Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard to display the
played 
MIDI notes from another instrument or MIDI file player. 

VMPK has been tested in Linux and Windows, but maybe you can build it also
in 
Mac OSX and SGI Irix. If you can compile and test the program in those 
systems, please drop me a mail.

The Virtual Keyboard by Takashi Iway (vkeybd) has been the inspiration for 
this one. It is a wonderful piece of software and has served us well for
many 
years. Thanks!

VMPK is written in C++ using two free and platform independent frameworks:
Qt4 
(4.3 or newer is needed) and RtMIDI for MIDI input/output. It uses ALSA 
sequencer in Linux, WinMM in Windows and CoreMIDI in Mac OSX, which are the

native MIDI systems in each supported platform. See:
	http://www.music.mcgill.ca/~gary/rtmidi/

The alphanumeric keyboard mapping can be configured from inside the program

using the GUI interface, and the settings are stored in XML files. Some
maps 
for Spanish, German and French keyboard layouts are provided.

VMPK can send program changes and controllers to a MIDI synth. The
definitions 
for different standards and devices can be provided as .INS files, the same

format used by Qtractor, TSE3, Cakewalk and Sonar.

This software is in a very early alpha stage. Please feel free to contact
me 
to ask questions, report bugs, and propose new features. You can use the 
tracking system at SourceForge project site.

Copyright (C) 2008, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas
License: GPL v3

Web site:
	http://vmpk.sourceforge.net
	http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmpk

Download sources:
	http://downloads.sourceforge.net/vmpk/vmpk-0.1.0.tar.bz2
	http://downloads.sourceforge.net/vmpk/vmpk-0.1.0.tar.gz

Download openSUSE RPM packages:
	http://software.opensuse.org/search?baseproject=ALL&p=1&q=vmpk

Regards,
Pedro
 
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