A Python wrapper for the RtMidi C++ library written with Cython.
RtMidi is a set of C++ classes which provides a concise and simple, cross-platform API (Application Programming Interface) for realtime MIDI input/output across Linux (ALSA & JACK), Macintosh OS X (CoreMIDI & JACK), and Windows (MultiMedia Library) operating systems.
python-rtmidi is a Python binding for RtMidi implemented with Cython and provides a thin wrapper around the RtMidi C++ interface. The API is basically the same as the C++ one but with the naming scheme of classes, methods and parameters adapted to the Python PEP-8 conventions and requirements of the Python package naming structure. python-rtmidi supports Python 2 (tested with Python 2.7) and Python 3 (3.4, 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7).
Here’s a quick example of how to use python-rtmidi to open the first available MIDI output port and send a middle C note on MIDI channel 1:
import time import rtmidi midiout = rtmidi.MidiOut() available_ports = midiout.get_ports() if available_ports: midiout.open_port(0) else: midiout.open_virtual_port("My virtual output") note_on = [0x90, 60, 112] # channel 1, middle C, velocity 112 note_off = [0x80, 60, 0] midiout.send_message(note_on) time.sleep(0.5) midiout.send_message(note_off) del midiout
More usage examples can be found in the examples directory of the source distribution.
The documentation provides installation instructions and an API reference.