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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 Help channel


Download version 16.06 (stable)
released on 18 July 2016

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey31 January 2001

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
DeveloperBug Tracking
DeveloperMailing List Info/Archive
SupportMailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Required to buildgcc-3.1 or later
Required to useQt libraries
Weak prerequisitejack-audio-connection-kit
Required to useKDE libraries
Weak prerequisiteLADSPA
Required to useALSA sound system
Weak prerequisiteLiblo
Required to buildQt-3.2
Weak prerequisiteDSSI
Required to buildKDE-3.2

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


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