Bard Music Player tool for FFXIV

Bard Music Player is an automated music player for playing MIDI songs in FFXIV using the Bard's Performance mode.

This program allows you to automatically play pre-made MIDI songs for the in-game instrument performance feature in FFXIV. In addition, it provides many more useful features such as: playlist, searching, note preview, lyrics, piano input, chat logging, and orchestra mode (multi-performer).

Manual Midi Repository


Latest version
- BMP 1.21 (5.11)
Older versions:
- BMP 1.2 (5.0/5.1)
- BMP 1.1 (pre-5.0)
- BMP 1.01 (4.45)
- BMP 1.0 (pre 4.45)

Quick start

Download the latest BMP release. Unzip the archive and place the executable somewhere. Create a directory next to the executable called "songs", and place your MIDI files in there. Set up your game correctly as instructed in the manual. Load the MIDI file, bring up performance in-game, and then play.

Please note that this player's purpose is to only play back MIDI files. It does not automatically adjust, fine-tune, or arrange them to work flawlessly in the (already quite limited) bard performance. Either learn to edit the MIDI files to play correctly as per the manual, or check out the Midi Repository.

Community tutorials and links

Original release community - /r/ffxivperformances

Regarding the legality

Will I get banned for using this program? Square Enix does not permit "automation software" to "modify gameplay". Make of that what you will. During my two years of developing this program (with my character name clearly visible) I have not been banned.


Hi! I'm Paru, the sole developer of this program. When I have time between my college studies, I work on BMP. I love to share the progress I make with other bards who can make use of it. If you'd like to show your appreciation, I wouldn't mind a tip:

Bard Music Player (c) paru 2018 - proudly created at Ultros!