Free MIDI Files – Where to Find Them

MIDI files are the sheet music of the 21st century – they tell you the chords and melodies artists wrote for songs and the often even the drum arrangements. MIDI files can contain the inner workings of a complete song. In this article, we’ll share an awesome amount of places to find MIDI files for free.


Visit These Sites

We’ve assembled a huge list of resources for you to use on your search. Below is a list of websites with the best MIDI files to offer, all for the price of free.


BitMidi

BitMidi is an awesome resource for free MIDI files old and new. They have a wide range of songs in the classical genre and many in the contemporary Pop and Electronic world. Don’t sleep on this website!


Midiworld

Midiworld.com is the top resource for classical and jazz MIDI files. They specialize in non-commercial compositions meaning they won’t upload any copyrighted material.

There you’ll find MIDI files from works in the public domain which usually means they are old. Nonetheless, you can always learn something from our musical ancestors.


Carlo’s Midi

Carlo’s Midi is another great place to find yourself some Free MIDI files. Carlos creates the files himself so you’ll find a lot more modern music there.

He even offers to take requests

You can request a MIDI file and I will try and make it for you. I mostly do Trance, Progressive House, Electro House, Hands Up and Hardstyle MIDI, but feel free to ask for other genres and I will see what I can do.”


EDM Files

EDM has exploded over the last 10 years, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The once-fringe genre has eeked its way into the mainstream by infecting dance floors worldwide.

Deadmau5, Calvin Harris, and Marshmello have taken the world by storm. Their hits are regarded as highly as songs without any electronic influence at all.

Follow the links below to download the MIDI files to some of their hits!

 

Alan Walker – Faded

Alan Walker – Alone

Alan Walker – Sing Me To Sleep

Calvin Harris – My Way

Calvin Harris – Blame

Deadmau5 – So There I Was

Deadmau5 – 2448

Deadmau5 – Deus Ex Machina

Deadmau5 – No Problem

Deadmau5 – Hyperlandia

Deadmau5 – Let Go

Galantis & Hook N Sling – Love On Me

Galantis – No Money

Galimatias – Noelle’s Eloquence

Madeon – Icarus

Marshmello – Alone

Marshmello – Ritual

Marshmello – Summer

Martin Garrix – In The Name Of Love

Martin Garrix – Scared To Be Lonely

Martin Garrix – Hold On & Believe

Nero – The Thrill (Porter Robinson Remix)

Pegboard Nerds – Emoji

Pegboard Nerds – Melodymania

Pendulum – Witchcraft

Pendulum – Salt In The Wounds

Porter Robinson – Sad Machine

Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter

Vanic – Make Me Fade

Wax Motif & Vindata – Crazy


Electronica Files

Electronica is where EDM meets pop music, it blends the two styles into something that can sit comfortably in the weirdness between.

Cashmere Cat, Mura Masa, and ODESZA are just a few of the biggest acts to recently blow up the genre.

Follow the links below to download the MIDI files to some of their hits!

 

Cashmere Cat – With me

Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain

Flume – Insane

Mura Masa – What If I Go

Mura Masa – Suicide Blades

ODESZA – Sun Models

Oh Wonder – All We Do

RUFUS – You Were Right

San Holo – Light


Hip-Hop, R&B, Trap Files

Hip-hop, R&B, and Trap were the underdogs of this year’s charts. Rap dominated as the entire music industry seemed to have slowed down in tempo.

Rap icons/memes like Lil Pump and Tekashi6x9 rose and fall while laughing all the way to the bank.

The songs below come from some of the more underground artists precious to Los Angeles but are just as popular in zeitgeist. Download below!

 

Kaaris – Charge (Mr. Carmack Remix)

Kaytranada – You

Mr. Carmack – Crash (Charms)

Mr. Carmack – Pay For What

RUFUS – Innerbloom (What So Not Remix)

RL Grime – Aurora

RL Grime – Neat

Sam Gellaitry – Shake

Sam Gellaitry – Dreamscapes

Zeds Dead & NGHTMRE – Frontlines


Pop Files

Pop music has remained king for so long by adapting to the niche genres less popular than it.

Follow the links below to download the MIDI files to some of the world’s most recent pop hits!

 

Bruno Mars – Grenade

Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song

Bruno Mars – Runaway Baby

Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You

Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do

Enya – Memory of Trees

George Ezra – Budapest

Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know

Imagine Dragons – Demons

James Blunt – You’re Beautiful

Major Lazer – Run Up

One Direction – Best Song Ever

Selena Gomez – Love You Like A Love Song

The Chainsmokers – Paris

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This

The Chainsmokers – Setting Fires

The Chainsmokers – Closer

The Chainsmokers – All We Know

The Weeknd – Party Monster

The Weeknd – I Feel It Coming

The Weeknd – Reminder


Rock n Roll

Rock n’ Roll shared the spotlight with pop music for a long time until recently. The 80’s have a lot of credit owed to Rock n Roll for expanding the musical tastes of the masses.

Below are the MIDI files to a lot of these artists, so download yours and go wild!

 

Aerosmith – Dream On

Aerosmith – Come Together

Aerosmith – Janie’s Got A Gun

Cars – Let the Good Times Roll

Cat Stevens – Father and Son

Cat Stevens – Moonshadow

Def Leppard – Armageddon It

Def Leppard – Bringing On The Heartbreak

Doors – Break On Through

Doors – Love Me Two Times

Doors – The End

Eagles – Hotel California

Eagles – How Long

Eagles – Take it Easy

Eiffel 65 – Blue

Elton John – Circle Of Life

Elton John – Rocket Man

Elton John – Tiny Dancer

Elton John – Your Song

Fall Out Boy – Light Em’ Up

Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Going Down

Greenday – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Greenday – Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Guns N Roses – Dust In The Wind

Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watch Tower

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line

Kiss – Detroit Rock City

Linkin Park – In The End

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party

Oingo Boingo – Grey Matter

Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

R.E.M. – The One I Love

Rolling Stones – Paint it Black

Rolling Stones – Satisfaction

Tears for Fears – Head Over Heals

U2 – I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

U2 – With or Without You


FreeMidi.org

Freemidi.org is a site dedicated to making music more accessible for the world. They create MIDI files for commercial material (video games, movies, commercials, etc.) that you won’t find in many other places.

The website requires a membership, but it is free to sign up. The membership allows you to also upload MIDI files of your own.

Enjoy a user curated selection on this website.


Partners in Rhyme

Partners In Rhyme has a great collection of free MIDI files to choose from in addition to music loops. The website has access to a huge library of sounds and MIDI files.

These folks deal in some high-quality stuff, check it out and let us know what you think.


Cymatics

Cymatics is a website well known for their amazing sample packs, and their synth presets (check out our article on the Top Serum Presets if you’re interested). But we’re here to talk about Free MIDI files, and Cymatics has loads of them.

Below is a list of all the MIDI packs you can find on the Cymatics website.

 

Cymatics – MIDI Chord Progressions Vol 1

Cymatics – MIDI Chord Progressions Vol 2

Cymatics – MIDI Chord Progressions Vol 3

Cymatics – MIDI Chord Progressions Vol 4

Cymatics – MIDI Chord Progressions Vol 5

Cymatics – Future Bass MIDI Files And Loops

Academy.fm – Essential MIDI Collection Vol 1

Academy.fm – Essential MIDI Collection Vol 2

Aademy.fm – Essential MIDI Collection Vol 3

Academy.fm – Essential MIDI Collection Vol 4

Academy.fm – Essential MIDI Collection Vol 5

Academy.fm – Essential MIDI Collection Vol 6


Any MIDI files we missed? What are your go-to MIDI files? Let us know in the comments.

We hope you get some good use out of this list and stay tuned for our next weekly article!


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