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livedings - A graphical frontend for mididings

livedings is a graphical front end that allows you to monitor and trigger scene changes. It runs as a separate application that uses OSC to communicate with mididings.

By default, livedings uses the standard Tk theme. Specify the -T option to switch to a custom theme with higher contrast and larger fonts. See livedings --help for more options.

The buttons at the bottom of the screen can be used to switch to the previous/next scene, previous/next subscene, and to send all-notes-off messages (panic) on all output ports. It’s also possible to use the arrow keys to switch scenes (up/down) and subscenes (left/right).

-h, --help

show this help message and exit

-p port

OSC port mididings is listening on (56418)

-l port

OSC port for notifications from mididings (56419)


enable custom theme and larger fonts

-x width

width of window in pixels (640)

-y height

height of window in pixels (400)

-w width

width of scene list in pixels (240)

-F font

display font (Sans 14 bold)

-f font

scene list font (Sans 10)

-c color

text color (gray50)

-C color

highlight text color (black)

-b color

background color

-n name

name to be shown in window title

See the online documentation at for current information on mididings and its related tools.

Bugs? You must be kidding; there are no bugs in this software. But if we happen to be wrong, submit a bug report with as much detail as possible at