Home > Original OSNews Interviews > Interview with Developers of Linux Music App Interview with Developers of Linux Music App Submitted by Rahul Sundaram 2004-12-20 Original OSNews Interviews 7 Comments Oreilly has an interview with the developers of Rosegarden, a Linux music application that handles MIDI and audio recording and sequencing, sound effects and synth plugins, and a score editor. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 7 Comments 2004-12-20 5:58 pm Last time I tried rosegarden it was completely different and always crashed. Now I installed it again and I can really see the potential.. I’ll have to try recording some MIDI stuff with it and see how well it fares – Perhaps I will be able to remove windows finally! 2004-12-20 6:50 pm I really hope there will be some more DSSI plugins soon. Being a 100% software based musician still forces me to use Windows. Having a good sequencer/tracker is important, but we’re unfortunately not quite there yet. Hopefully DSST-VST, libfst, vstserver and wine will mature in 2005/2006. There are tons of great (and some even free) VST instruments for Windows. I’ve tried Rosegarden a while ago. It’s really good software. If you are a hardware based musician you should definately give it a go. 2004-12-20 9:28 pm It’s the only thing keeping me with Windows but I do forsee some great advances on the Linux Audio front over the next year or two. Especially as the desktop gains momentum and that’s happening. You’ll also see some big players come over as well. Sequencing on Linux with some great VST Intruments, my dream. 2004-12-20 11:25 pm …with reasonable feature parity I’ll begin to consider a move to Linux… unfortunately right now there simply is no comparison to Mac or Windows for audio workstations… Not to mention that none of my Edirol hardware is supported by ALSA/Linux reliably… 2004-12-20 11:45 pm Rosegarden surely doesn’t match feature for feature Cubase or whatever. Fortunatley for _me_, I don’t need all these features. Give me a good midi sequencer with piano roll, staff view, record, multi tracks, etc, and I’m good to go. Only thing I’d miss from Cakewalk is all the keyboard shortcuts, but I’ll have to explore rosegarden before saying it doesn’th ave them 2004-12-21 12:21 am just the other day i had a discussion with someone over the state of audio apps for linux. i tryed to tell him about vst by useing wine and he hung himself up on the thought that wine was a emulator, emulators are ineffective, therefor it would never produce the same result as if the same vst was run on windows native… 2004-12-21 12:52 am >Not to mention that none of my Edirol hardware is supported by ALSA/Linux reliably… I belive you do not talk about Edirol Midi Controllers (PCR), are you?