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Stable release
2.8.1 / 4 September 2006
Written in C++
Operating system Unix-like
Type Scorewriter
License GNU General Public License

NoteEdit is a defunct[1] music scorewriter for Linux and other Unix-like computer operating systems.

NoteEdit is written in C++, uses the Qt toolkit, and is integrated with KDE. Released under the GNU General Public License, NoteEdit is free software.


NoteEdit, unlike some Linux-based music editors, features a graphical user interface. NoteEdit's design has been praised by ITworld,[2] and Linux Journal praised both the interface and the relatively wide range of features and applications of the program.[3]

It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, MIDI playback of written notes, chord markings, lyrics, and a number of import and export filters to many formats like MIDI, MusicXML, abc, MUP, PMX, MusiXTeX and LilyPond.[3]

Linux Magazine recommends using NoteEdit with FluidSynth, a software synthesizer, to expand NoteEdit's abilities. FluidSynth uses SoundFont technology (a sample-based synthesis) to simulate the sound of a NoteEdit score played by live instruments.[4]


NoteEdit was maintained by Jörg Anders for a long time. Since August 2004, a new development team was formed. Now there are quite a few people behind this software project:

  • Reinhard Katzmann, project manager
  • Christian Fasshauer, programmer
  • Erik Sigra, developer
  • David Faure, KDE User Interface
  • Matt Gerassimoff
  • Leon Vinken, MusicXML
  • Georg Rudolph, LilyPond interface
  • Matevž Jekovec, developer and composer
  • Karai Csaba, developer

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