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Rosegarden is a music composition and editing environment for Linux based systems. Here is described, how to set it up and use with Qsynth as a backend driver.

  1. Install QSynth:

    sudo apt-get install fluidsynth
  2. Install a soundfont library:

    sudo apt-get install fluid-soundfont-gs
  3. Open QSynth:
    1. Enable MIDI Input. Click on Setup..., select Enable MIDI Input
    2. Configure it to use ALSA Audio Driver. Click on Setup... button, Audio tab and select Audio Driver: alsa
    3. Set up soundfont. Click on Setup..., select Soundfonts tab and point to /usr/share/sounds/sf2/FluidR3_GM.sf2 or other soundfont location
    4. Allow QSynth to restart when it prompts and leave it running
  4. install Rosegarden:

    sudo apt-get install rosegarden
  5. If necessary, run QSynth.
  6. Run Rosegarden.
    1. Tell Rosegarden to play through QSynth: select Studio > Manage MIDI Devices and set the General MIDI Device to whatever QSynth broadcasts as its MIDI input option, e.g. 129:0 Synth input port...* or similar.

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Created by Valdis Vītoliņš on 2021-10-21 17:03
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