is an open source
) Digital Audio Workstation
program for Linux
. It acts as an audio
and MIDI sequencer
editor and musical composition
and editing tool. It is intended as a replacement for such applications as Cubase
Rosegarden does not include a software synthesizer, but works with ALSA soft synthesizers such as IIWU Synth and Timidity.
Current versions are Rosegarden-2 and Rosegarden-4. Rosegarden-2 is several years old and has limited features, but works stably on old machines and Unix-like systems other than Linux. Rosegarden-4 is the current version and is the recommended version for use and development.
The Rosegarden project was started at the University of Bath in 1993. Rosegarden-2 became a GNU project in 1995. The current version, Rosegarden-4, was started in April 2000.
Rosegarden's lead developer is Richard Bown.