Rose garden

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Rose garden

Basic data

developer Chris Cannam, D. Michael McIntyre
Current  version 12/19 ( Linux )
December 11, 2019

12/18 ( FreeBSD )
December 30th, 2018

operating system Linux , FreeBSD
programming language C ++
category Digital audio workstation , music software
License GNU GPLv2
( Free Software )
German speaking Yes

Rose Garden is a free digital audio workstation with audio and MIDI - sequencer and note writing function .


Rosegarden was created in 1993 at the University of Bath for IRIX using OSS . From 1995 it was ported to Linux. This version was later named X11 Rosegarden .

As of April 2000, the Rosegarden development team began to develop completely from scratch on the basis of KDE / Qt3. Version 1.0 was published on February 14, 2005, the last version of this development branch, which was still based on Qt3 / KDE3, was version 1.7.3 from February 2, 2009. After that, the developers used Qt4 and changed the version designation. The version number now consists of the two-digit year followed by the month, i.e. 10.02 for the first version of this branch published in February 2010.


  • Play and record MIDI and audio with ALSA and JACK
  • Piano rolls, evaluation, sequence list and track overview editor
  • DSSI synth and audio effects plugin support, with Windows VST effects and instruments support via dssi-vst
  • LADSPA audio effects plugin support
  • JACK transport support for the synchronization of other audio software
  • Can also be used without JACK, for MIDI use only
  • Interprets evaluation of MIDI data
  • Audio and MIDI mixer
  • MIDI and hydrogen data import
  • MIDI, Csound , LilyPond and MusicXML data export (with PostScript and PDF output file)
  • Language packs (user interface only) for German, French, Spanish, Russian, UK and US English, Welsh, Swedish, Estonian, Japanese, Chinese (short characters)
  • Help and documentation is completely or partially available in German, Swedish, Japanese and English
  • In combination with LilyPond , typographically correct sheet music can be set.

See also

Web links

Commons : Rosegarden  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Current Project Managers. In: Retrieved July 18, 2019 .
  2. Download page with change log. In: SourceForge . Accessed December 30, 2019 .
  3. CGI for the FreeBSD ports. In: Retrieved July 18, 2019 .
  4. The rosegarden Open Source Project on Open Hub: Languages ​​Page . In: Open Hub . (accessed October 18, 2018).