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MusE 0.7 running under KDE on Linux
MusE 0.7 running under KDE on Linux
Original author(s)Werner Schweer
Developer(s)MusE development team
Initial release20 March 2006; 14 years ago (2006-03-20)
Stable release
3.1.1 / 18 July 2020; 2 months ago (2020-07-18)
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++, Qt
Operating systemLinux
TypeDigital audio workstation
LicenseGNU General Public License

MusE is computer software, a sequencer for Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and audio, with recording and editing abilities.[1][2][3] It was originally written by Werner Schweer and now is developed by the MusE development team. It is free software released under the GNU General Public License.

MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux. As of 2016, it has no support under other platforms as it relies on Linux-only technologies, such as Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). It also supports the Linux Audio Session Handler (LASH).

From version 0.7 on, its music notation abilities were removed to MuseScore.[4] However, they are back in 2.0.[5]

From version 2.2 MusE supports the LV2 audio plugin format and the formerly supported Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API (LADSPA), Disposable Soft Synth Interface (DSSI), and Virtual Studio Technology (VST).


  1. ^ Neumann, Frank (December 2003). "The MusE Audio/MIDI Sequencer: Professional Music Maker" (PDF). Linux Magazine. No. 37. Germany: Medialinx AG, Linux New Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 12, 2004. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |arc= (help)
  2. ^ Phillips, Dave. "Recording A MIDI Sequence With MusE". Sound & MIDI Software For Linux. Dave Phillips. Archived from the original on 2006-04-07.
  3. ^ Barknecht, Frank. "HowTo Use MIDI Sequencers With Softsynths". Sound & MIDI Software For Linux. Dave Phillips. Archived from the original on 2006-04-26.
  4. ^ Dave Phillips (Nov 23, 2004). "Linux MIDI: A Brief Survey, Part 2". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  5. ^ "MusE - Linux Music Editor - Browse /muse-2.0". Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved 2020-06-30. A new score editor

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