There was a time when the internet was just bush !!
There was no google, facebook or youtube.
I remember my Pentium 100mhz without audio card, HD 534mb, 512kb video card with only floppy input.
After a while we got a 56k fax modem card and dial-up internet access.
I bet many here remember the difficulties of the time as they had configurations similar to mine or even worse.
Many here don’t even know what I’m talking about.
Well, when it came to music on the computer it was very complicated at the time. We only had very heavy wav files, we heard about an mp3 player and we had midi files.
I remember well that as I didn’t have an audio card one fine day I was able to find on the internet a way to play midi files using the pc’s own speaker.
And it worked! It was just joy.
From then on we started to collect midi files found on the internet. I remember well the large number of sites that existed with these free files mainly on the sites where people made their own home pages such as the old ones: Geocites, cjb.net, angelfire, tripod.com and several others already extinct.
The purpose of this site is to bring together these archives from the period and new ones in a single place that is easily accessible to everyone. We track and republish what is already available for free on the net as can be found using google and other search engines. If any of your work has been published and you want to request a removal please enter the contact page.
We are making our collection available free of charge with over 100k midis.
They are separated by categories with the artist’s initial letters, but you can use the search function. Midi files are not audio files. The downloads found here are provided by people who have no links with the artists.
This site has taken us a long time and costs $ to maintain it. If you want to make a donation, we will be very grateful.
Clarification. The fee we request of you which allows you to download more than 3 files per day is a contribution for the site’s service costs and maintenance work.
MIDI files, short for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface,” are digital files that contain music information in digital format. This information can be used to control electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices that play sound.
MIDI files do not contain recorded audio, but rather digital instructions that tell playback devices what to play. They are made up of a series of messages that indicate when and how each note should be played, such as volume, duration, and intensity of sound.
These messages are sent through MIDI channels, which allow multiple notes and instructions to be transmitted simultaneously. Each channel can be programmed to control a different instrument, allowing a song to be played by multiple different instruments.
MIDI files are very useful for musicians and composers because they allow them to create and edit music on their computers without the need for real musical instruments. They are also widely used in live performances and studio recordings because they offer a reliable and accurate way to control electronic musical instruments and other sound devices.
Furthermore, MIDI files can be easily edited and manipulated, allowing musicians to adjust the dynamics and expression of their music. This means they can be used to create complex and custom music arrangements.
In summary, MIDI files are an efficient and flexible way to control electronic musical instruments and other sound devices. They are widely used in the creation and editing of digital music, and allow musicians and composers to realize their musical visions quickly and accurately.