MusE is a multitrack virtual studio for Linux that has support for sequencing of both midi and audio and has, among other things, support for LADSPA, Jack and ALSA.

Some Highlights

  • Automation system for both midi and audio (old school for audio, ie no graphs)
  • Audio mixer
    • LADSPA effects on all track types, before or after fader
    • VST effects through DSSI-VST LADSPA extension
    • 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 and plugin presets
  • Drag and drop 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
  • DSSI softsynth support
    • Including support for Windows VSTi through DSSI-VST
  • Integrated softsynth architecture M.E.S.S
    • Several internal synths available
    • Simple architecture for adding more synths
  • 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
  • remote control Python interface
  • uses C++, QT3.x GUI Library, STL
  • GPL Licenced
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