- Ubuntu Studio alternate install DVDs is a version of Ubuntu specifically for audio, graphics, and video production that includes Rosegarden4 as well as tons of other packages.
Do all the updates (esp. security) after install first thing before using it.
alsa-tools - Console based ALSA utilities for specific hardware alsa-tools-gui - GUI based ALSA utilities for specific hardware linux-image-rt - Low latency kernel qamix - Configurable mixer for ALSA
JACK and JACK Utilities
jackd - JACK Audio Connection Kit (server and example clients) qjackctl - User interface for controlling the JACK sound server bitscope - diagnosis tool for JACK audio software jdelay - A small command line JACK app you can use to measure the latency of your sound card. meterbridge - A collection of Audio meters for the JACK audio server patchage - modular patch bay for Jack audio and Alsa Midi jack-tools - various JACK tools: plumbing, play, udp, ctl, scope, clock
Sound editing and recording
audacity - Swiss army audio editor timemachine - JACK audio recorder for spontaneous and conservatory use
xmms - Versatile X audio player xmms-jackasyn - JACK Output plugin for xmms xmms-modplug - ModPlug plugin for XMMS
Digital Audio Workstation software
ardour - Digital audio workstation (graphical gtk interface) beast - music synthesis and composition framework
fluidsynth - Real-time MIDI software synthesizer bristol - vintage synthesizer emulator freebirth - Bass synthesizer/sample player/sequencer similar to Rebirth qsynth - fluidsynth MIDI sound synthesiser front-end zynaddsubfx - Realtime software synthesizer for Linux csound - powerful and versatile sound synthesis software swami - SoundFont editor
linuxsampler - software audio sampler sooperlooper - Looping Sampler LADSPA plugin
aconnectgui - graphical ALSA sequencer connection manager rosegarden4 - music editor and MIDI/audio sequencer hydrogen - Simple drum machine/step sequencer seq24 - Real time MIDI sequencer jackbeat - audio sequencer muse - Qt-based midi/audio sequencer tk707 - drum sequencer for a sound card or MIDI device shaketracker - MIDI sequencer with tracker GUI
Effects and signal processing
jack-rack - LADSPA effects "rack" for JACK tapiir - A tool for real time audio delay and feedback effects freqtweak - Realtime audio frequency spectral manipulation jamin - Audio mastering from a mixed down multitrack source with JACK creox - real-time guitar effects jackeq - routes and manipulates audio from/to multiple sources
terminatorx - A realtime audio synthesizer mixxx - A digital DJ interface (for beat-mixing)
timidity - Software sound renderer (MIDI sequencer, MOD player) vkeybd - Virtual Keyboard program
denemo - A gtk+ frontend to GNU Lilypond lilypond-data - LilyPond music typesetter (data files) lilypond - A program for typesetting sheet music
Miscellaneous / uncategorized
gtick - Metronome application puredata - realtime computer music and graphics system audatious -
Plug-ins package list:
aeolus - Aeolus is a synthesized (i.e. not sampled) pipe organ emulator blop - Bandlimited wavetable-based oscillator plugins for LADSPA hosts. caps - A collection of refined LADSPA plugins. cmt - (Computer Music Toolkit) A collection of LADSPA compatible plugins. fil-plugins - Parametric equalizer LADSPA plugin. hexter - Yamaha DX7 modeling DSSI plugin ladspa-sdk - Sample tools for linux-audio-dev plugin architecture. mcp-plugins - LADSPA plugins designed for Alsa Modular Synth. omins - Collection of LADSPA plugins geared at modular synthesizers. swh-plugins - Steve Harris's LADSPA plugins. tap-plugins - Tom's Audio Processing LADSPA plugins. vcf - Audio EQ biquad filter LADSPA plugins. dssi-example-plugins - Example DSSI plugins. dssi-host-jack - An example DSSI host. fluidsynth-dssi - Soundfont player/synth for DSSI. xsynth-dssi - A classic-analog style softsynth DSSI plugin. dssi-utils - Command-line utilities for sending commands to DSSI plugins.