Rosegarden – Linux Sequencer – Updated To Version 1.5

Rosegarden has been updated to version 1.5. Rosegarden 1.5 is a professional audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general purpose music composition and editing environment for the Linux OS. Rosegarden is an easy to learn, attractive application, ideal for composers, musicians, music students, and small studio or home recording environments.

This 1.5. release contains a number of new features, most notably audio segment time-stretching support, and a many usability improvements particularly in the matrix view. This is also an interesting release from a developer perspective, because the source code has been completely reorganised into a new directory structure with a far more consistent file naming and organisation scheme.

• Add time-stretching for audio segments (ctrl-drag the edge of the segment)
• Add import and sample-rate conversion helper for arbitrary audio file types
• Add helpful context help to status bar in track and matrix editors
• Various improvements to the usability and friendliness of the matrix editor: do a better job of remembering settings, make the snap-to-grid behaviour more intuitive and pleasing, make better use of cursor changes, add quick-copy by dragging with Ctrl pressed, fix several bugs
• Add tempo tapping to tempo dialog
• Change build system from scons to cmake
• Further fixes and enhancements to Lilypond export
• Make transport window remember its previous location
• New Invert, Retrograde, Retrograde Invert editing functions
• More helpful warning dialogs on startup if something fails to start properly
• Reorganised code into a new directory structure with a far more consistent file naming and organisation scheme

Rosegarden 1.5 is downloadable in Source Code format, so this is not for the meek. If you’re interested in running a sequencer on Linux, and are not daunted by getting waist deep in code, then this is for you. Otherwise, we never promised you a rose garden… More information on Rosegarden 1.5.

Author: FutureMusic

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