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MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities.

MusE is a multitrack virtual studio that has support for sequencing of both midi and audio and has, among other things, support for LADSPA, Jack and ALSA.

MusE has a built in mixer which allows mixing both midi and audio in one convenient package.

 MusE 2.1.2

Free to download



Nil Geisweiller, Frank Neumann, Mathias Lundgren, Joachim Schiele, Robert Jonsson, Tim


System Requirements
CPU: at least 1 GHz 
RAM: 256MB for midi and audio recording
Low Latency/Multimedia Kernel
ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)
Jack - Jack Audio Connection Kit 0.98.1
QT 3.2

Documentation, FAQ, Forums, Mailing ListsTutorials, SourceForge Project Page

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Features include:

  • Midi sequencing
    • Record/Playback/Import
    • Input filter
  • Audio sequencing
    • Record/Playback several mono/stereo inputs/outputs
    • AudioGroups
  • LASH: Perform audio effects like chorus/flanger in realtime
  • Jack - jack-audio-connection-kit
    • Use the jack for midi/audio routing
    • Internal Audio Routing Interface
  • Automation system for both midi and audio (old school for audio, ie no graphs)
  • Audio mixer
    • LADSPA effects on all track types, before or after fader
    • Stereo/Mono tracks
  • Definition of midi instruments through instrument definition files (*.idf)
  • Userdefinable shortcuts for most things
  • Drag and drop import of midi, wave, part files, plugin presets and plugin copying
  • Standard midifile (smf) import-/export
  • RTC (Real time clock) use for rock solid timing, fallback to alsa timer
  • Arranger view with track and part abstractions
  • midi editors:
    • Pianoroll editor
    • Drum editor
    • List editor
    • Controller editor
  • Realtime editing of "everything"
  • Unlimited number of open editors
  • Unlimited undo/redo
  • Realtime and step-recording of midi
  • Multiple midi devices
  • Unlimited number of tracks, both midi and audio
  • Sync to external and internal devices/applications:
    • MMC
    • Midi Clock
    • Master/Slave
    • Jack transport
  • Integrated softsynth architecture M.E.S.S:
    • Several internal synths available
    • Simple architecture for adding more synths
    • Experimental support for industry standard Windows VSTi softsynths
  • LASH enabled (formerly LADCCA)
  • Raw midi device usage through ALSA
  • XML based project files
  • XML based configuration files
  • project file contains complete app state (session data)
  • Application spanning Cut/Paste Drag/Drop

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