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KMid2 plays MIDI and karaoke files to hardware MIDI devices or software synthesizers. It supports playlists, MIDI mappers, tempo (speed) control, volume and pitch (transpose) controls, and configurable character encoding, font, and color for lyrics. The graphic views include a rhythm view (visual metronome), a channels window with solo/muting controls and instrument selectors, and a piano player window (pianola).

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Aug 2010 21:10

    Release Notes: The main change in this release is a new component that can be integrated easily in any KDE program. For instance, Konqueror can play MIDI files with it. New DBus interfaces allow external control for the main program and the component. There are new and updated translations, and default shortcuts are assigned to keyboard media keys. Several fixes in the vumeter widget and all backends have been included.

    •  12 Jun 2010 11:24

      Release Notes: This release fixes two bugs in the ALSA sequencer backend (Linux) that crashed the program. New and updated translations have been included.

      •  26 Apr 2010 17:55

        Release Notes: Two new backends for Windows and Mac OS X have been added. The ALSA sequencer backend has been fixed to avoid setting an explicit output pool size, and to unconditionally reload the MIDI devices list before checking the available outputs.

        •  14 Mar 2010 22:48

          Release Notes: This release fixes program termination, stopping active notes. It fixes a crash when shuffling an empty playlist. It fixes creation of examples and system songs bookmarks at runtime for file open dialog places. Bookmarks are created only when files are found. It fixes saving the initial MIDI connection dialog selection. It replaces the initial MIDI connection dialog with a new one that enables online help access and has a better design. The last directory used in several open/save dialogs is now saved between sessions.

          •  08 Feb 2010 21:07

            Release Notes: Lyrics text encodings are automatically detected. SMF metadata (track names) are used to populate the channel labels in the channels window, and have been added to the pianola window. The runtime ALSA drivers version is used to check the advanced MIDI ports. A PulseAudio option has been added to the TiMidity++ configuration. Several fixes, including a memory leak, handling of command line playlists, and the settings dialog apply button and audio output controls.

            Recent comments

            25 Oct 2010 16:28 giacomololo

            I want let you know that I'm developing a program called KSing based on your great program KMid2.
            You can found it here:



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