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What's QmidiCtl ?

QmidiCtl is a MIDI remote controller application that sends MIDI data over the network, using UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast (http://llg.cubic.org/tools) and designed to be compatible with ipMIDI for Windows (http://nerds.de).

QmidiCtl has been primarily designed for the Maemo enabled handheld devices, namely the Nokia N900 and also being promoted to the Maemo Package repositories. Nevertheless, QmidiCtl may still be found effective as a regular desktop application as well.

QmidiCtl is free, open-source software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.

Sourceforge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/qmidictl

Weblog: http://www.rncbc.org

See also: QmidiNet - A MIDI network gateway via UDP/IP multicast

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QmidiCtl on Nokia N900


The software requirements for build and runtime are listed as follows:



Latest release

2015-09-21 - Summer'15 release frenzy.

Previous and older releases, including the change log, are also available here. You may also check out from the latest bleeding edge development source tree, using Git.

You can browse all files available for download, including binary packages, at QmidiCtl Files on SourceForge.net.


The installation procedure follows the standard for source distributions. In the extracted source directory, just do:

./configure [--prefix=prefix]

and optionally as root:

make install

This procedure will end installing the following couple of files:

Just launch prefix/bin/qmidictl and you're off (hopefully). Note that the default installation path prefix is /usr/local.


QmidiCtl holds its settings and configuration state per user, in a file located as $HOME/.config/rncbc.org/QmidiCtl.conf. Normally, there's no need to edit this file, as it is recreated and rewritten everytime qmidictl is run.


Plenty still, after all this is alpha software ;)


QmidiCtl is open source free software. For bug reports, feature requests, discussion forums, mailling lists, or any other matter related to the development of this piece of software, please use the Sourceforge project page.

You can also find timely and closer contact information on my personal web site.