Make sweet music with digital audio workstation Rosegarden
Rosegarden packs a robust musical notation editor into a fine audio production environment.
One of the things that makes Rosegarden unique among DAWs is that it also features a notation editor. This is especially useful for composers who need to have their music ready for musicians or for anyone who happens to be more comfortable with traditional notation than a matrix of MIDI signals.
Like the matrix editor, the notation editor is about as intuitive as any basic word processor or paint program. In Draw mode, enter notes into an empty segment by selecting the note duration you want then clicking on the staff. In Move mode (the arrow icon in the top tool bar), click and drag a note to a new position.
To replace a note with a new duration, click the duration you want, then click the existing note you want to change. Rest durations are altered to suit.
This is a powerful feature in Rosegarden, as it lets composers who may not be targeting the computer for their final production, but want to leverage the computer's ability to create an approximate demo of their music. Since the notation editor uses GNU Lilypond, you can always export your work as a Lilypond file or MusicXML file.
|Make sweet music with digital audio workstation Rosegarden
Rosegarden packs a robust musical notation editor into a fine audio production environment. Learn more about how to install and use it in this tutorial.