jacoby6000 / maestro-midi   0.1.1

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Just parses midi files. Nothing fancy. Useful if you want to do some stuff with a midi file.

Scala versions: 2.12 2.11

Maestro Midi

Just some simple tools for parsing midi files. Maestro Midi does nothing to infer or coerce the midi file in any way. It'll give you a format mirroring 1:1 with the file that was provided.


Add as a dependency with

libraryDependencies += "com.github.jacoby6000" %% "maestro-midi" % "0.1.1"

Then use:

import com.github.jacoby6000.maestro.midi._
import java.nio.file.Files
import java.nio.file.Paths

val midiData: Either[scodec.Err, StandardMidi] = decodeMidi(Files.readAllBytes(Paths.get("path/to/midi/file.mid")))

decodeMidi is overloaded to work for Array[Byte], scodec.BitVector, and scodec.ByteVector.


To make use of this library, it is best to have some familiarity with the midi spec. This library will handle things like "Running Status" for you, and everything else is just mapped to the events that you will read in the specification.

Some consequences of the structure returned being a mirror of the file, is that there are some events which you might not expect. NoteOn(channel, pitch, velocity = 0) is exactly the same as NoteOff(channel, pitch, 40) and many applications will export midi using NoteOn actions with velocity set to 0 instead of NoteOff actions. This helps shorten the midi file because of the whole "Running Status" thing. midiFile.normalizeOnOff will fix this and give you what you probably expect. midiFile.denormalizeOnOff will do the opposite.


If you read the specification, you'll note that the Midi specification leaves room for custom events. To use these, just create a midi.extensions.MidiExtension instance, and then run decodeMidiExtended(bytes, extension) to get an instance of a midi file with the extension events properly decoded. I don't currently have any of these, because I've only ever needed standard midi events. If you come up with one, let me know and I'll add some docs around it.


If you hold on to instances of midi.decode.fileCodec, be wary that the individual instances are not thread safe. This is because I'm bad and the way way I'm dealing with "Running Status" in the eventCodec uses state. If you parallelize on calls to midi.decodeMidi you will be fine, however. Each call to decodeMidi gets its own instance of midi.decode.fileCodec.


Monocle Lense Library

libraryDependencies += "com.github.jacoby6000" %% "maestro-midi-lenses" % "0.1.1"