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Great new "Multi-platform GUI application to effortlessly visualize MIDI activity" from Geert Bevin

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(@craigr68)
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Geert just released a new free Midi monitoring GUI.  His Youtube video explains it all with links to download and source code.  I installed the Windows version and it works great.  I've been using his command line receivemidi and sendmidi utilities for years.  I really appreciate his work.  Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywj6MvCh9ko&t=640s


   
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(@getdunne)
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This is not entirely new--Geert has offered beta versions of this for some time--but the milestone is that it has just reached version 1.0. This is an excellent tool for visualizing fast-changing MIDI messages like channel pressure, poly aftertouch, and continuous controller (CC), especially with its new graphing feature. As such, it's an excellent complement to PlugInGuru's free plug-in of the same name.


If you should happen to also have PlugInGuru's "ShowMIDI" installed, make sure to install Geert's in a different folder, because the file names will be the same, and Geert's plug-in might then overwrite ours. The easiest way to do this, on both Mac and Windows, is to install only the VST3 version of Geert's "ShowMIDI" and only the VST version of PlugInGuru's "ShowMIDI". This should ensure that you will be able to register both in any DAW, and also in Unify. In Unify, when you enter "ShowMIDI" into the pop-up plug-in selector, you'll see 

Geert's plug-in is unfortunately also called ShowMIDI, but it's easy to tell them apart. When you type ShowMIDI into Unify's plug-in selector, you'll see two entries like this:

  • ShowMIDI (VST/inst) PlugInGuru is our free plug-in
  • ShowMIDI (VST3/effect) Uwyn is Geert's

This should make it easy to choose the one you want.


NOTE: Windows users who have an earlier beta version of Geert's ShowMIDI will probably need to manually delete the file ShowMIDI.vst3 from C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3 before running the new v1.0 installer. This is because Geert now uses the latest version of the VST3 format, which needs to replace that file with a folder of the same name, but his installer isn't configured to do that automatically.


   
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(@craigr68)
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@getdunne  

"and Geert's plug-in might then overwrite ours"

Oh yes, it definitely did, but I got it straightened out from backups.  Too funny!  I thought that name ShowMIDI sounded familiar.  Yes, I like that graphic feature.  Thanks for informing me about this.


   
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