Rosegarden is a digital audio workstation program written in Qt. It acts as an audio and MIDI sequencer, scorewriter and musical composition and editing tool. It is intended to be a free alternative to such applications as Cubase.
Install the rosegarden package. Be sure to install a MIDI setup first.
Customizing keyboard shortcuts
The keyboard shortcuts in rosegarden can be customized by editing a set of XML configuration files. The first step is to download the default configuration files which are packaged with the source code, and place them in
~/.local/share/rosegarden/rc. A simple way of doing this is to run
$ cd ~/.local/share/rosegarden $ svn co http://svn.code.sf.net/p/rosegarden/code/trunk/rosegarden/data/rc
which will get the configuration files from the development branch of the source code.
rcdirectory can be found at
data/rcin the stable release's source tarball instead.
Keyboard shortcuts can then be set or modified by editing the appropriate file in
~/.local/share/rosegarden/rc. For example, in order to map the
Space bar to play/pause, edit the following lines of
<Action name="play" text="&Play" icon="transport-play" shortcut="Ctrl+Enter, Enter, Media Play, Ctrl+Return, Space" shortcut-context="application" /> <Action name="recordtoggle" text="P&unch in Record" icon="transport-record" shortcut="" shortcut-context="application" />
With Timidity and Pulseaudio
Launch Timidity as a daemon before launching Rosegarden:
$ timidity -iA
This way, Rosegarden will not launch jackd and you will still be able to hear sound from other running applications.