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Cubase equivalent of Linux
Developer(s) Chris Cannam, Richard Bown
Release information
Initial release {{{released}}}
Stable release 13.04 (2013-04-01)
Preview release
Operating system Linux, X11
Additional information
Use MIDI Sequencing
License GPL
Website Rosegarden Music


Rosegarden is a professional audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is considered to be the Cubase equivalent for Linux. It's a Qt 4 interface application. see also MusE


  • Editing music and quantizing notes using piano roll editor
  • MIDI support for managing banks, programs, and controllers.
  • Notation editing using Lilypond and MusicXML to create a music score (PostScript or PDF format)
  • Recording audio using mixing, samples, and effects
  • Connecting with host synthesizers for more accurate control
  • Multilingual support (13 different languages)
  • Integration with other sequencers and tools using JACK kit, DSSI, DSSI-VST, and LADSPA
  • Strong dependence on ALSA, but can be run without it.
  • Not designed for Core Audio under OS/X


  • Main window this is a screenshot of Rosegardens main layout window.

Supported languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Welsh
  • French
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Estonian
  • Dutch
  • Japanese
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Czech
  • Catalan


Development API

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