Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.


  • MIDI and audio playback and recording with ALSA and JACK
  • Piano-roll, score, event list and track overview editors
  • DSSI synth and audio effects plugin support, including Windows VST effects and instrument support via dssi-vst
  • LADSPA audio effects support
  • JACK transport support for synchronisation with other software
  • Ability to build and run without JACK, for MIDI-only use
  • Score interpretation of performance MIDI data
  • Shareable device (.rgd) files to ease MIDI portability
  • Triggered segments for pattern sequencing & performable ornaments
  • Audio and MIDI mixers
  • MIDI and Hydrogen file import
  • MIDI, Csound, LilyPond and MusicXML file export (including PostScript and PDF output file generation of score)
  • User interface translations for Russian, Spanish, German, French, Welsh, Italian, Swedish, Estonian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Polish, Czech, Catalan, and Finnish, as well as UK and US English
  • Help documentation available substantially or entirely translated into German, Swedish and Japanese as well as English




Please see the Installation Instructions for further information.

Quick Install bypasses the apt-get update done with the "Install Now" button and can NOT be used with a fresh installation.

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