Linux MIDI: A Brief Survey, Part 2

In part two of this ever-expanding MIDI series, a look at various sequencers, from Rosegarden to seq24.

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vkeybd not vkbd

Anonymous's picture

"Figure 5. seq24 0.5.3 at Play with vkbd, a Virtual Keyboard" After extensive googling, I could not find vkbd. However, the app in the screenshot appears to be vkeybd (


Alain's picture

There is another excellent piece of software that's worth mentioning. Noteedit, a score editor and midi player.


StartCom MultiMedia Edition

StartCom's picture

May I suggest a quite complete Linux OS, with many applications mentioned in this article, build-in? StartCom Linux offers a Addon CD for it's StartCom MultiMedia Edition with lots of applications which lets transform this Linux system into a productive Music Recording Studio. Installation Instructions are here and view also the related press release and screenshots.

Rosegarden authors etc

Chris Cannam's picture

A very nice article!

Just a quick note:

During the late 90s, Chris Cannam and Richard Bown decided to update Rosegarden drastically

Rosegarden has three main authors, and it's primarily the other one, Guillaume Laurent, who deserves the credit for kick-starting the drastic update.

Another couple of additions: Rosegarden also supports the JACK transport synchronisation mechanism (mentioned in connection with MusE in the article); and with the DSSI-VST bridge plugin, you can also use Windows VST effects and instruments as plugins in Rosegarden (mentioned in connection with SoftWerk in the article).

Author's reply

Anonymous's picture

Hi Chris !

Thanks for the additions, and please pass my apologies to Guillaume for my forgetfulness. RG is impressive major Linux software, you guys have all done fantastic work on it. Looking forward to 1.0 !



No problem :-)

Guillaume Laurent's picture

Can I submit a patch to the article ? :-)