From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Original author(s)Werner Schweer
Developer(s)MusE development team
Initial release13 January 2000; 23 years ago (2000-01-13)
Stable release
4.1 / 17 April 2022; 10 months ago (2022-04-17)
Written inC++, Qt
Operating systemLinux
TypeDigital audio workstation

MusE is computer software, a sequencer for Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and audio, with recording and editing abilities.[2][3][4] It was originally written by Werner Schweer and now is developed by the MusE development team. It is free software released under GPL-2.0-or-later.

MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux. As of 2020, 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.[5] However, they return in 2.0.[6]

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).

From version 4.0 a redesigned user interface has been added.


  1. ^ MusE License
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Phillips, Dave. "Recording A MIDI Sequence With MusE". Sound & MIDI Software For Linux. Dave Phillips. Archived from the original on 2006-04-07.
  4. ^ Barknecht, Frank. "HowTo Use MIDI Sequencers With Softsynths". Sound & MIDI Software For Linux. Dave Phillips. Archived from the original on 2006-04-26.
  5. ^ Dave Phillips (Nov 23, 2004). "Linux MIDI: A Brief Survey, Part 2". Linux Journal. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  6. ^ "MusE - Linux Music Editor - Browse /muse-2.0". Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved 2020-06-30. A new score editor

External links[edit]