Invoking MusE
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Getting Started
Software synthesizers coming with MusE
External Software synthesizers
Reference Information

Invoking MusE

MusE is invoked from the command line by typing in:


Optionally, you can use command line options of the form:

 muse <options> <midifile>

<options> : see section xyz? below for details on options. <midifile> can be either a standard MIDI file or a MusE file (*.med, *.med.gz or *.med.bz2).

Command Line Options

MusE accepts some options as listed below:

  • -a start in midi-only mode
  • -d debug mode: no threads
  • -D debug mode: enable some debug messages
  • -m debug mode: trace midi Input
  • -M debug mode: trace midi Output
  • -s debug mode: trace sync
  • -P n set real ime priority to n (default: 50)
  • -p don't load LADSPA plugins
  • -v print version

"muse -m -a" will add trace midi input, only use midi and open on startup.

File Types Recognized by MusE

MusE Configuration File ("~" refers to your home directory aka "/home/tux")


Hidden Project File; stores list of last projects


MusE song file; internal MusE format


midi file; can be imported


karaoke: midi file with additional information; some types can be imported


Stored midi parts, these are an alternative way of storing structures in muse.


Stored plugin presets


Hint: In some versions < 0.6.3 MusE loaded the old configuration from ~/.musePrj or ~/.MusE and because it didn't work then you could have also tried removing or at least moving this files out of the way temporary for testing purposes.

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