The developers of the digital music composition software MusE have released an alpha version of the MusE 2.0, which is now completely implemented in the Qt4 architecture.
A couple screenshots show the new look of the user interface.
MusE is an open source software package for Linux that functions as a feature rich digital audio workstation. Traditionally such devices are referred to as "sequencers", as they combine audio signals from various sources into a sequence of sound output.
The software includes functions for recording and editing audio. It has a mixer, represented in an integrated graphical user interface, that enables mixing of MIDI and audio signals. A flexible piano roll interface allows you to view several parts of a song simultaneously. A drum editor provides suitable functions for creating percussive patterns.
MusE supports LADSPA, Jack, and ALSA. LADSPA stands for Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin and provides a standard for packaging audio processors and effects into a plugin library that can be used from any sequencer that supports this standard. Jack is a system for routing the audio output between programs that support this standard, and ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, provides soundcard drivers to enable audio and MIDI functionality.
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