Open Source MIDI Sequencer

Discussion in 'Computer Corner' started by horn1, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. horn1

    horn1 Member

    Has anyone ever used a good open source sequencer? I want to replace Cubase at school and haven't a clue what the best plan is. Any ideas??
  2. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Is there a total lack of budget? What's the reason for wanting to oust cubase?
  3. horn1

    horn1 Member

    Total lack of budget :-( shall we say cubase is working harder than it should ;-)
  4. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member


    Was going to suggest Reaper ($40 for the educational full licence).....but if there's no cash at all I, er, shan't bother ;)

    I've not really got any experience of full function freeware MIDI stuff, I'm afraid. Or are you looking for audio recording? In which case, it might be worth looking at Audacity
  5. horn1

    horn1 Member

    Mmmm, maybe I can swing $40 is that the full site licence? We've got audacity for audio already. I'll have a look at reaper

  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  7. rileyelf

    rileyelf New Member

    If you can set up a Linux machine (or even boot a live distro) you might try Rosegarden, it's a fully functional MIDI sequencer and scoring software very much like Sibelius. It can be a bit of pain to setup as you need to start a couple of services first, one of which needs a synth sound set to be loaded but once set up it's a great bit of software.
  8. RussQ

    RussQ Member

    Mixcraft 5

    You can try a fully functioning version of Mixcraft5 from Acoustica. I've been using it for a couple of days. Miles easier to use than Reaper and the sheer array of sounds and user friendliness is astounding. Have a look.
  9. winterman

    winterman Member