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Rosegarden Reviews

Rosegarden is a powerful audio, MIDI and score editing and sequencing environment for musicians.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Rosegarden and what they use it for.
  • Display swap revived a non-working Ensoniq SQ-2 synth
    As far as the basics of notation and sequencing, there aren't many 'simple' ones left, but if your focus is notation then RoseGarden is a classic. The SQ-2 has a built-in sequencer that might be easier to use than software. - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
  • Recommendations for notation software that recognizes note velocity?
    Rosegarden is free open source software and there is a Windows version. I can confirm that it records velocity and the information is preserved when exported to MIDI for import into Ableton Live. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Midi file conversion
    It's probably overkill but I've used Rosegarden for this - open the SMF0 MIDI file in that, then export as MIDI and it'll be SMF1. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Audacity may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)" according to new privacy notice
    Rosegarden can export to LilyPond or PDF (converted from LilyPond export). It's also pretty good, but harder to learn than MuseScore. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Need a way to add text events to a midi
    Rosegarden supports adding/editing text events in both its notation view and the raw event list, maybe that will do what you need? - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • GUI app support is now available for the Windows Subsystem for Linux
    > What has a Linux GUI but no Windows app or alternative? I don't know about alternatives (it seems Cubase is a proprietary one), but Rosegarden [1] is an GNU/Linux "audio and MIDI sequencer, scorewriter and musical composition and editing tool" that does not seem to have a Windows build (a maintained one anyway). [1] - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago

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