(commercial) energyXT2 is a fully featured easy-to use music production sequencer. It provides music producers with a high quality solution for creating music. Read more hot
Rosegarden is a professional 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. Read more hot
TiMidity++ is a software synthesizer. It can play MIDI files by converting them into PCM waveform data; give it a MIDI data along with digital instrument data files, then it synthesizes them in real-time, and plays. It can not only play sounds, but also can save the generated waveforms into hard disks as various audio file formats. hot
Anthem is an advanced open source MIDI sequencer. Anthem allows you to record, edit and playback music using a sophisticated and acclaimed object oriented song technology. It runs under the KDE desktop environment, on Unix-based platforms. It is based on the TSE3 sequencer engine and therefore provides a great deal of power, combining the innovative object oriented TSE3 song technology with a simple, intuitive interface.
b-tektracker is an advanced real-time MIDI step sequencer with a 'tracker' interface. It is a fork of tektracker by Billy Biggs.
Beats By Design
Beats By Design (bbd) is an artificially-intelligent drum machine/step sequencer. You can use it to compose and play beats, and train it to edit beats with you, responding appropriately to your changes.
BINARS is a music sequencer for Linux, using ALSA for sequencing. A GUI written in Qt is supplied. It's designed in the spirit of sequencers like SMPTETrack and the Vision series.
ChibiTracker is a portable IT (Impulse Tracker) clone. It is not a 100% clone though, as it adds more features, such as chorus and reverb, stereo samples, an advanced sample editor and more. The user interface also presents some changes, as it can be custom themed and resized.
Cursed MIDI Sequencer
The Cursed MIDI Sequencer is a console-based MIDI recording and arrangement application using the ncurses library. It targets both terminal purists and visually impaired people.
Desfonema Sequencer is a tracker-inspired MIDI sequencer. It uses a pattern oriented design, with n tracks by pattern. It offers a piano roll editor for tracks, and a tabbed track interface for patterns.
Dino is a pattern-based sequencer, which means that you write small patterns of MIDI events that you can repeat and arrange to create a whole song. Each track has its own patterns, so you can for example play the same drum pattern over and over again while you play different lead synth patterns and basslines.
KMidiTracker is a MIDI Step Sequencer. A Step Sequencer is a sequencer in witch the MIDI notes are delivered at regular time intervals, usually a 1/4th of a quarter note. As such it is not as versatile as a regular sequencer as [Rosegarden], but allows very easy creation of loops and sequences.
Mandala provides flexible realtime MIDI and audio processing and sequencing.
Melys is a Midi sequencer application for the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). Melys uses the sequencer support of ALSA, along with the GNOME libraries to produce a powerful and easy to use sequencer.
Midge is a text to midi translator. It creates type 1 (ie multitrack) midi files from text descriptions of music. It is a single perl script, which does not require
any additional modules.
MidiMountain is a MIDI sequencer aimed to edit standard midi files. The easy to use interface should help even beginners to edit and create midi songs (sequences) with this application.
Midish is an open-source MIDI sequencer/filter for Unix-like operating systems (tested on OpenBSD and Linux). Implemented as a simple command-line interpreter (like a shell) it's intended to be lightweight, fast and reliable for real-time performance.
MidiShare is a musical operating system for Macintosh, Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Atari and Linux.
MidiToy is for home midi sequencing with midi keyboard and joystick emulating midi controllers. You can split your keybpard into two parts and play on different channels of midi capable devices (soundcards, external synthesizer), tune it to music etc.
MusE is a MIDI sequencer with recording and editing capabilities. It features standard midifile (smf) import-/export, part editor, pianoroll editor, realtime and step-recording and realtime: editing while playing. Read more
Ryth(M)Aid + GUI
Ryth(M)Aid + GUI generates a drum, bass, and piano track according to a given set of chords. It is useful for instrument players who want to practice playing to certain harmonies.
Seq24 is a loop based midi sequencer. It was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing midi 'loops'.
ShakeTracker is a MIDI sequencer aimed to all the tracker lovers that always wanted to go midi. Shake tracker has a tracker-like interface which supports patterns, orders and IT-like effects.
SoftWerk is a MIDI sequencer. Instead of following the model of "piano-roll" sequencers like Cakewalk (et al.), it is modelled on hardware "analog" /pattern sequencers like the Doepfer SchaltWerk. This is a new Gtk-- implementation using libmidi++.
The STed is the high-performance MIDI sequence editor / Music composer system. It had been working on X680x0 old Japanese personal workstation.
stygmorgan is interactive musical workstation software. Developed in C++ using FLTK, it uses the ALSA sequencer to send MIDI messages to external sound fonts. It uses General MIDI and is fully configurable to use any kind of sound font. It can import musical style files in various formats.
TekTracker is a MIDI sequencer that has a tracker-style interface. Features include: Tracker-style step editor, 256 channels, each with 256 patterns, Songs up to 4096 patterns long, Pattern copy and paste, Sync to external MIDI, and Convenient channel mute buttons for live play.
the Non Sequencer
The Non Sequencer is a powerful real-time, pattern-based MIDI sequencer for Linux. It fills the void left by countless DAWs, piano-roll editors, and other purely performance based solutions. It is a compositional tool that transforms MIDI music-making from a complex nightmare into a pleasurable, efficient, and streamlined process.
TiSM is an interactive & programmable software which allows to transform, record and sequence generic Midi messages in Real - time. The main idea is to provide a system that behave like a hard sequencing machine more than a traditionnal computer sequencer software.
Tutka is a free (as in freedom) tracker style MIDI sequencer for GNU/Linux (and other systems; only GNU/Linux is supported at this time though). It is similar to programs like SoundTracker, ProTracker and FastTracker except that it does not support samples and is meant for MIDI use only.
XGMC is an easy to use midi sequencer with is specially designed to easily create a MIDI file from a MP3 file. Features include a fully hierarchical structure: define sequences, place them anywhere, repeat them. very helpful for rhythms, record sequences from a Midi keyboard and an integrated Midi Player.