Riccardo Loi (born December 5th, 1999), mainly known by his alias, KaleidonKep99 (or Keppy), is an Italian guy who develops SoundFonts and maintains comprehensive programs. He has been in the Black MIDI Team for well over a year and has been a very influential member in the community.
Although he is not an explicitly exclusive MIDI maker, he has blackened some MIDIs in his very early days, some of which are Bad Apple!! and Plain Asia, both part of the Touhou Project soundtrack. He is one of the iconic SoundFont makers of the team proficient in programs such as Viena and Polyphone; some of the SoundFonts he created in his early days are Riky's Ultra-HD Piano (known today as Keppy's Steinway Piano), Farfisa (many versions), Bosendorfer, and Steinway ERxx/EVx9.
His first channel, Riccardo Loi, was removed after copyright infringement, while the second one, Keppy Studios, was deleted by himself in early 2015. He occasionally uploads on his current channel.
Loi has played the piano since he was 4 years old for nearly for ten years. He devoted himself to music from middle school until high school, after which he devoted himself to information technology (IT).
He regained interest in piano during 2012 when he saw some of Gingeas' videos about black MIDIs, and began producing his own videos on his computer.
|PCs||Main computer||Backup computer||Laptop|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro x64||Windows 8.1 Pro x64||Windows 7 Ultimate x64|
|CPU||Intel Xeon E5450 @ 4.00GHz||Intel Pentium E2140 @ 1.66GHz||Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 @ 1.20GHz|
|RAM||8GB DDR2 non-ECC 445MHz||4GB DDR2 non-ECC 333MHz||4GB DDR2 non-ECC 266MHz|
|GPU||Inno3D GeForce GTX 760||NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD|
|Storage||SanDisk SSD Plus SATAIII 120GB
Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB
|HGST 2.5" Hard Drive 320GB||HGST 2.5" Hard Drive 80GB|
- Skilled at Photoshop/GIMP
- Skilled at audio/video editing (Audacity, Audition, FL Studio, After Effects, Premiere, PowerDirector and Sony Vegas Pro)
- Skilled at programming in C/C++, C#, VB.NET, Java and WPF
- Skilled at SoundFont/SFZ Sample Libraries creation
- Very good at HTML and CSS coding
Programs he made
During his time in the team, KaleidonKep99 created various tools to help new members in making audio files, configuration programs (Like Piano From Above) and Windows patches (such as 8 and 10) to get the optimal MIDI performance.
- Keppy's MIDI Converter: Wiki
- Windows Multimedia API patch for Windows 8.1: Video + Download
- Windows Multimedia API patch for Windows 10: Download
- Piano From Above Configurator: Download
List of soundfonts created
|Name||Version||Type of soundfont||Size||Main Author||2nd Author(s)||Developing status||Public|
|Keppy's Steinway Piano||7.xx||Professional soundfont||800MB~||KaleidonKep99||Steinway||Deprecated||No|
|Flashback D-274||1.x||Professional soundfont||800MB~||KaleidonKep99||Steinway||Deprecated||No|
|Steinway B-211||1.x||Realistic soundfont||1GB~||KaleidonKep99||Steinway||Under development||Yes|
|Roland Dream Piano||Version 3||Dream-like soundfont||70MB||KaleidonKep99||EpreTroll,|
|Roland Cherry Piano||Version 3||"Rounded soundfont"|
|Roland Hedgehog Piano (BusiedGem's special)||Version 3||Sharp soundfont||58MB||KaleidonKep99||BusiedGem||Stopped||Yes|
|The Farfisa Grand Piano||4.01 (5.0 is deprecated)||Professional soundfont||590MB||KaleidonKep99||Mats Helgesson,
List of software
|Name||Version||Platform||Programming language||Size||Developing status||Public|
|Keppy's MIDI Converter||Version 17||Windows (x86 and x64, compatible with Wine)||VB.NET (1.x - 7.x)|
C# (8.x and newer)
|Keppy's Synthesizer||Version 4||Windows (x86 and x64)||C++||2MB||Under development||Yes|