MusE – MIDI/Audio sequencer

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.

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, i.e. 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.

Support: GitHub
Developer: Nil Geisweiller, Frank Neumann, Mathias Lundgren, Joachim Schiele, Robert Jonsson
License: GNU GPL v3


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