4Front E-Piano ~ Freeware DX-7 Piano Plugin

4Front E-Piano is a small single sound instrument without any settings that reproduces a timbre, which is similar to DX-7 type e-piano. It is available as VSTi for Windows, and as an AudioUnit, VSTi and RTAS for Mac (see enclosed readme file).

This instrument is small on memory and CPU usage and was found useful by many users and software developers as a plug&play e-piano module, which does not require any configuration or adjustment.

Though this goes without saying for professional users, I still had a frequent question on how to use this plugin from people, who are not familiar with this technolog. One should note, that to make use of this software a plugin hosting software is necessary, such as Topten Cantabile software. A MIDI keyboard is also preferred, as it is something almost essential to create a computer music these days.

There is also 4Front R-Piano, which replicates a different type of E-Piano.


MicMute ~ Windows Microphone Level Utility

MicMute is a small program that will enable you to easily manage the level of a connected microphone. The application also supports push-to-talk thanks to the built-in ‘Transmitter Mode’. While it runs minimized in the system tray, MicMute can be controlled through keyboard shortcuts you choose. The software uses tray notification balloons and it also has a sound signal option you can activate.


jack-keyboard ~ Virtual Keyboard For JACK MIDI

jack-keyboard is a virtual MIDI keyboard – a program that allows you to send JACK MIDI events ( 😉 play using your PC keyboard). It’s BSD-licensed. User interface is GTK-based.



VMPK ~ Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard

VMPK is a virtual MIDI piano keyboard for Linux, Windows and OSX. Based on Qt and Drumstick the program is a MIDI event generator using the computer’s alphanumeric keyboard and the mouse. It may also be used to display received MIDI notes.