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Rosegarden - An open source MIDI / audio multi-tracker

Oct 26, 2010, 17:32 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Rosegarden is a tool for making and understanding music, a general-purpose MIDI and audio sequencer, score editor, and music composition and editing environment that is released under the GPL, and runs exclusively under GNU / Linux.

"Rosegarden allows recording, arranging, and composing music in the shape of a traditional score, MIDI data, or audio file – either recorded or imported. It can be used to write, edit and organise music to create a composition, which can be mixed down along with added effects for burning to CD, or for distribution on the web. Rosegarden also contains well-rounded, notation editing support for high quality printed output of sheet music via GNU LilyPond.

"Rosegarden can be seen as the free software equivalent of the commercial proprietary programs CuBase or Cakewalk. It was begun as an academic project by Chris Cannam and Andy Green at the University of Bath in 1993, under the tutelage of Professor John ffitch, who is best known as the long term custodian and maintainer of the CSound audio programming language. Cannam wrote the notation editor, and Green was responsible for the MIDI sequencer. Early versions of Rosegarden were developed on Irix. The Linux port began in 1995 when a third developer, Richard Bown, became involved."

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