MIDI Technical References
MIDI Search Engines
- also performs searches for MP3's.
- MIDIsite - excellent MIDI search engine. Includes links
to major sites.
- MIDI Explorer - another
MIDI search engine.
- Standard MIDI Files
on the Net - yet another MIDI search engine.
- Google - provides good results
if you precede genre, artist or title queries with the word "MIDI".
Sites with Links to Pages with MIDI Files
MIDI Files: General Collections
- Partner's in Crime
- excellent and diverse selection. Organized by artist. Also organized into
genres, but can only see file names, not song or artist names in this view.
- MIDI Music
- medium-sized selection of MIDIs organized by genre. Files sometimes missing.
- MIDI Database - good collection
of MIDI files organized by genre.
- MIDIs Galore
- huge collection organized by artist.
Delite - well organized collection. Organized by genre.
- FindMIDIs - large, well-organized collection
sorted by artist. Actually downloading a file is cumbersome, requiring several
clicks, and the downloaded file is zipped.
Scanning - piano rolls encoded in MIDI.
- Elite MIDI - a good
collection of popular music MIDI files organized by artist name. Attempts
to block downloads.
- MIDI Farm - a decent searchable
collection of MIDI files. Can refine searches based on artist. Attempts to
prevent downloading using a CGI script.
- MIDI File Archive
- moderate sized collection organized by genre. Includes links and background
- MIDI Den -
medium sized collection organized by genre.
- MIDI Studio
- a variety of MIDI files organized by genre. Missing artist identification.
Includes some MIDI references.
- diverse collection of MIDI files organized by song title. In Dutch.
- GoldenWebIt - a large and well organized collection of links
to particular MIDI files. A little slow, however, and uses zipped files. Organized
MIDI Tunes - a mix of songs, sorted by genre but with no artist names.
MIDI Music - large and diverse collection of recordings organized by genre.
Difficult to navigate.
- MIDI Queenz MIDIz -
large collection organized by song name.
- a fairly large collection of MIDI files, but listed by song title instead
of genre or artist.
Horn Music - good collection of MIDI files of all kinds, including world
folk music, but poorly organized.
- Beto's MIDI - good
collection of MIDI files but inconsistently organized (sometimes by artist,
sometimes by title).
- Kuscher - good choice
of MIDI files organized by genre, but no information is available about recordings
other than filenames.
- Musical Hardin
- moderate sized collection of pop organized by genre and time
period. Artist name is not identified. In Spanish.
- All Tabs - large collection
of sparse (usually solo) arrangements for stringed instruments. Well
organized. Can view by category or by instrument. Tab files available
as well as MIDI.
- MIDI Collection
- small set of recordings organized by genre.
Luna - small collection organized by genre.
Songs - only a few recordings, but lots of information about them.
- MIDI Extreme
- small collection of MIDI files organized by artist.
MIDI - small collection organized by artist.
- MIDI Gallery - another small collection of MIDI files organized
by artist. Some files are missing.
- Shire - small
collection organized by artist. Also a section on blues.
Sounds - a small number of recordings organized by genre. No artist names
- Technical Fanatic's MIDI Files - a few MIDI files organized by
genre. Zipped. Very well encoded.
Kid's MIDI Library - collection of easy listening, motown and Chinese
pop MIDIs. Organized by genre
- MIDI Files
- yet another small collection of MIDI files.
- MIDIWorld MIDI
Files - jazz (organized by song title) and classical (organized by
composer) recordings. Attempts to block downloadying using CGI scripts.
- Maine Music Collection - huge library of MIDI files, but limited
to popular vocal music, parlor music and works by Wieck.
- lots of recordings organized loosely by genre, but some of recordings are
not very good quality. Not in English.
MIDI Files: Western Classical
- Classical Music Archives
- huge archive of classical music, but can only download a little at a time
for free. Also makes you create an account.
MIDI Connection - diverse selection of classical music organized into
a wide range of categories. Attempts to prevent downloads using CGI scripts.
- University of Arizona
MIDI Database - easily searchable collection of classical music.
- Popular MIDI
- diverse selection organized by period. Can't download by right clicking,
but can save from Windows Media Player.
- On Classical - moderate
sized collection of classical music organized by composer. Relatively few
Renaissance Band - collection of early music MIDIs, including
mediaeval works. Organized by period and composer.
- Pompadour's Early Music Site -
MIDI files from the Renaissance to early Classical periods. Organized by composer.
- MIDI for Choirs -
choral MIDI files from the Renaissance on. Organized by period and composer.
- The Silvis Woodshed -
choral MIDI files from many periods. Organized by composer.
- Aria Database - excellent collection of arias from different
time periods. Can have sorted in different ways.
- Classical MIDI with Words
- classical vocal music. Sorted by nationality and then composer.
- Classical Guitar
MIDI Archives - excellent selection of classical guitar music. Includes
many transcriptions. Organized by composer.
- David Cook's Music Page - poorly organized mixed collection.
MIDI Files: World
- Latinoss -
traditional and popular Latin American MIDI files. Sometimes organized by
artist and sometimes by genre.
- Dancelife in the World - good collection of dance music,
with a focus on Latin and ballroom. A little bit of jazz too. Organized by
genre. Must enable pop-ups to access.
- Cuba and its
Music - medium sized collection of Cuban music organized by song
- Reggae MIDI - large selection
of reggae organized by artist.
- Free Reggae - a few
decent reggae recordings organized by artist.
Reggae Page - a few Carribean files, organized mostly by song name.
- Nuevas - excellent selection of Flamenco files organized
- Ancient Music of Ireland - MIDI files, links and
information about traditional Celtic (not just Irish) music. Includes
music 100's of years old. Sometimes organized by type, sometimes by period.
Tunes - many traditional Celtic MIDI files. Sometimes sorted by
genre, sometimes by title. Poorly organized.
- Bagpipes at Best - many
Scottish bagpipe recordings. Sorted by title.
- Bluegrass MIDI Jukebox - medium sized collection of
bluegrass organized by song name.
- Israel Gimel - good
selection of traditional and modern Jewish music. Organized by title. Cannot
save by right clicking, but can save from Windows Media Player.
Klezmer - a few Klezmer recordings.
- Ingeb - lots of
international folk songs with lyrics, but generally only the melodies are
present. Site is in German mostly.
MIDI Files: Jazz
Street Jazz - well organized selection of jazz. Can sort by either artist
or song name.
- Popular Music Jazz
Page - very large selection of jazz organized by song title. Artist is
usually available. Can't download by right clicking, but can save from Windows
- The Jazz Page - good
seclection of jazz MIDI files. Organized by song name and includes a brief
description. Composer/performer and genre are not always clear.
- All That Jazz - decent
selection of jazz MIDI files organized by composer. Also includes a few
non-jazz filesorganized by song name (includes name of artist too).
Jazz - jazz in a variety of styles. Orgainized by song name, but
includes genre descriptors. Includes a lot of new non-famous compositions.
- Primeline MIDI Library
- many ragtime files organized by artist. Includes a few classical recordings.
- John Stark and Son - ragtime files organized by artist.
Band MIDI Files - small collection of big band standards. Organized by
MIDI Files: Rock, Pop and Rap
- Bav-Topine's Punk & Ska
MIDIs - excellecnt and extensive collection of mainly punk, organized by
& Metal - small collection of hard music and classic rock organized by
band. Files are zipped.
- Megi's MIDI Files
- small collection of recordings. Includes artist name, but not sorted.
- Real Rap
MIDIs - small but good collection.
- Rap World -
godd selction organized by artist, but only available as zipped files.
MIDI Files: Rhythm and Blues
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