updated 10:15 am EST, Wed January 9, 2008
Rondo 2.7 adds MIDI export
Fractured Software has released the v2.7 update to Rondo, its MIDI playback software. The program specializes in displaying how a track is played, by overlaying a keyboard on top of a vertical piano roll that lights up keys as notes pass by. Elements of a piece can then be filtered out visually, so that only the portions a person is interested in playing themselves will be shown. People can play along using external sound modules or MIDI keyboards.
Version 2.7 introduces new export options, allowing users to export Format 0 and 1 MIDI pieces in whole or in part. Songs can be exported in bulk with custom track orders, or more conventionally saved on an individual basis. Additionally, playback in Rondo can now be started by dragging files into the Piano View, and those interested in notation can have names displayed on the keyboard. The program is a Universal Binary for Mac OS X 10.3, and costs $25.