What are MIDI files?
MIDI files are very small music files that can be played on your web site or in screen savers, games, and other productions. What sets MIDI apart from other music formats is that the MIDI files contain only the notes, not the sounds or instruments. The MIDI file refers to instruments already stored in your soundcard, instead of including the instruments in the file. This means that the actual music file is very small, and MIDI files can be suitable for applications where you have to keep the file sizes - and download times - to an absolute minimum.
Did you know that most of the MIDI files you can download for free on the internet are actually cover versions of commercially published songs by famous recording artists? By using those MIDI files on your web site or in your own productions, you are infringing the copyright in those recordings and run the risk of having action taken against you by the copyright owner / publisher.
On this page is a selection of original MIDI music files composed by Shockwave-Sound.Com staff composers, and like with all our music, once you have paid the one-time license fee, you have the right to legally use the music in all your productions, as many times as you want. Our normal licence terms apply to these MIDI files, the same as all the other music on this site.