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MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor

Rosegarden is a audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. It supports multiple staffs with chords, manual and automatic beaming, dynamic markings, slurs, ties, textual marks, triplets and other conveniences. It includes a MIDI sequencer and editor with textual event and piano roll display, with tool integration so music in MIDI form can be viewed and edited as notation, and notation can be sequenced.


Online documentation available at:

User wiki available at:

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel


Download version 16.06 (stable)
released on 18 July 2016

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas and many other people Contributor
Chris Cannam Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Support Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Developer Bug Tracking
Developer Homepage
Wiki Homepage
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite jack-audio-connection-kit
Required to use KDE libraries
Weak prerequisite LADSPA
Required to use ALSA sound system
Weak prerequisite Liblo
Required to build Qt-3.2
Weak prerequisite DSSI
Required to build KDE-3.2
Required to build gcc-3.1 or later
Required to use Qt libraries

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 December 2016.


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