Are there any GUI programs available on Ubuntu that can be used to edit MIDI files?


You may look at:

Also on the Audacity wiki page it's said that the MIDI support in Audacity is buggy, but there is a list of tools for working with MIDI provided:

  • Musescore (Cross-platform, Open Source)
  • Tuxguitar (Cross-platform, Open Source)
  • Rosegarden (Linux, Open Source)
  • Anthem (Linux, Open Source, requires KDE)
  • Red Dot Forever - very simple Windows program that just records to a MIDI file
  • Other free Windows/Linux programs
    • abcmidi - abc2midi converts abc notation to midi and midi2abc converts midi to abc notation (Cross-platform, Open Source)
    • midicomp - converts midi to text file and back again (Cross-platform, Open Source)
  • Not linux
    • Finale Notepad (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Anvil Studio (Windows) (free version is feature-limited)
    • MU.LAB (Windows and Mac OS X) (free version is feature-limited)
    • Melody Assistant (Windows and Mac OS X) (free version is feature-limited)

List taken from http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Midi

  • Melody Assistant works on Linux as well (natively, of course). – Alfredo Hernández Sep 13 '14 at 0:36

MuseScore can edit MIDI files. MuseScore is already available in the Universe repositories, so you can install it with

sudo apt install musescore

However, the Universe often contains outdated versions of programs. If you want to have the latest version, you can add the MuseScore PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install musescore

The PPA works with all versions of Ubuntu 16.04 and above

  • You believe, or you know? – Akiva Aug 12 '14 at 1:06
  • I'm 90% sure it can. I haven't used it in a while (and I was using windows at the time), but I remember being able to do so. – TSJNachos117 Aug 12 '14 at 1:15
  • I have tested that PPA works on Ubuntu 16.04. It does work. – James Aug 2 '16 at 2:41
  • Also, I don't think that MuseScore can edit MIDI files. – James Aug 22 '16 at 3:28

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