Prefab MidiFilePlayer

MidiFilePlayer is a Prefab that you can use to play a Midi  files in your application. See Quick Start to understand how to add a MidiFilePlayer in your application.

Also, you can use MidiFilePlayer gameobject in your script to create a more complex interaction. See an example with source code at the end of this page.

Basics parameters

Select your midi in the Inspector and run your application, the Midi is playing . It’s as simple as that ! See below the specific parameters that can be applied.

  • Select Midi: open a popup with all your Midi available in your project. Select one Midi. Before your Midi list must to be defined with MPTK Midi Setup.
  • Volume :set the default volume of the playing.
  • Pause with distance: if checked, automatically pause the play if distance between the gameobject MidiFilePlayer and the AudioListener is greater than MaxDistance.
  • MaxDistance: distance for the pause with distance function.
  • Transpose: transpose the music by half tone.
  • Play At Startup: if checked, start playing when your application starts.
  • Start Play From First Note: search for first note in Midi and plays immediately with this note. Useful to avoid latency at start.
  • Pause When Focus Loss: Pause the Midi playing when the application lost the focus, go in background, or is suspended.
  • Send To Synth: if not checked, Midi file is read but no Midi events are send to the synthesizer. Nevertheless, The Unity event
    OnEventNotesMidi is fired.
  • Loop On Midi: if checked, restart playing automatically when the end of the Midi file is reached. The Midi files is not reloaded.

Parameters when running

  • Time / Position current time position of the playing Midi and total length. The time can change if a tempo change is received from the Midi sequencer. The slider can be used to change this position when playing.
  • Ticks / Position current ticks position of the playing Midi and total length. The value is independent of the tempo change. The slider can be used to change this position when playing.
  • Play / Pause / Stop / Restart, change the current playing status.
  • Previous / Next load previous or next Midi in the MPTK Midi list.

Foldout Midi Parameters

  • Quantization: define quantization to remove some imprecision in tempo. With quantization, notes are plays on beats or on fractions of beats.
  • Speed: to play the Midi file. with 1 play at the tempo defined in the Midi file.
  • Tempo Change: enable tempo change from the Midi.
  • Drum Preset Change: enable control change preset for drum. Disabled by default.
  • Keep Notes Off: notes off are not used to play the Midi (duration is used). If you have the need to get Note Off (for example to write a consistent Midi file), check this option.
  • Log Midi Events: check to have a log for each Midi events when playing.

Foldout Events

Fires actions in your script in relation with the Midi Player. These actios can be defined with the inspector or by script with MPTK API.

  • On Event Start Play Midi: start playing the Midi file. Receives the Midi name in parameter as a string.
  • On Event Notes Midi: when a group of notes is ready to be played by the sequencer. Receives a list of MptkEvent in the parameter.
  • On Event End Play Midi: end playing the Midi file. Receives the Midi name in parameter as a string and the reason of the end.

Foldout Midi Info

Display information from the META chunks of the midi file. Enabled only when playing a Midi which contains META data.

Foldout Synth Parameters

The midi synthesizer is based on fluidsynth. It’s an adaption on this well known synth from C to C# for Unity. Some parameters can be changed.

  • Interpolation Method: Convert the wave sample to the synth format.
    • None: no interpolation. Just take the sample, which is closest to the playback pointer. Very efficient but questionable quality.
    • Linear: Straight line interpolation. A good balancing.
    • 4th order: not yet implemented.
    • 7th order: not yet implemented.
  • Log Waves display a log for each samples selected for each notes.
  • Pan Change: if checked, panoramics (left/right) change from the Midi events are used. Don’t check if left/right is managed by your application.
  • Apply Modulator: enable or disable synth modulator.
  • Apply Mod LFO: enable or disable LFO modulator (amplitude LFO).
  • Apply Vib LFO: enable or disable LFO vibrator (pitch LFO).
  • Balance performance / quality
    • Thread Midi Delay: Delay in milliseconds between call to the midi sequencer.
    • Max Level DSP Load: Level of DSP load to lauch action for better performance.
    • Device Performance: When DSP load is over the limit, amount of cleaning of the voice. 1 for weak device and high cleaning
  • Synth Events
    • On Event Synth Awake: fired just at the beginning of the Awake() of the synth gameobject.
    • On Event Synth Started: fired at the end of the Start() of the synth gameobject.

Foldout Show Default Editor

Some parameters, mainly for the synth, are not defined in the custom inspector. You can change some values for experimentation or debug … at your own risks!

There is also some information about time processing of Midi and Synth. To activate statistics, add these Define Symbols (see here how to):


Integration of MidiFilePlayer in your script

See TestMidiFilePlayerScripting.cs for the whole example.

using MidiPlayerTK;
MidiFilePlayer mfp = FindObjectOfType<MidiFilePlayer>();

// Set event by script

// Event fired when a midi is ended
public void EndPlay(string midiname, EventEndMidiEnum reason)
   Debug.LogFormat("End playing {0} reason:{1}", midiname, reason);

// Event fired by MidiFilePlayer when midi notes are available
public void MidiReadEvents(List<MPTKEvent> events)
   foreach (MPTKEvent midievent in events)

void OnGUI()
   midiFilePlayer.MPTK_Position = position;