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Some Highlights:

    Advanced jack audio routing possibilities.
    Automation architecture for both MIDI and audio.
    Better MIDI controller abstraction: available MIDI controller can be defined in instrument definition file (*.idf).
    Integrated mixer with:
    - Unlimited number of inputs.
    - Unlimited number of outputs.
    - Unlimited number of tracks.
    - Unlimited number of aux's.
    - LADSPA effects on all track types, both before and after fader.
    - Stereo/Mono track types.

    Interface changes, the TrackInfo pane is used more.
    MIDI instrument definition files (*.idf).
    Lots of customization options.
    Shortcut editor.
    Drag and drop import of MIDI files.
    Drag and drop import of wave files.
    Standard MIDIfile (smf) import-/export.
    RTC (Real time clock) use for rock solid timing.
    Advanced arranger with track and part abstractions.
    MIDI editors:
    - Pianoroll.
    - Drum editor.
    - List editors.
    - Controller editors.

    Realtime editing of "everything".
    Unlimited number of open editors.
    Unlimited undo/redo.
    Realtime and step-recording.
    Multiple MIDI devices.
    Unlimited number of tracks, both MIDI and audio.
    Audio playback/recording.
    Sync to external and internal devices/applications:
    - MTC/MMC.
    - MIDI Clock.
    - Master/Slave.
    - Jack transport enabled.

    LADSPA effects.
    Integrated softsynth architecture M.E.S.S
    - Several internal synths available.
    - Simple architecture for adding more synths.
    - Support for industry standard Windows VSTi softsynths.

    JACK enabled.
    ALSA sequencer client.
    LASH enabled (formerly LADCCA).
    Raw MIDI device usage through ALSA.
    XML based project files.
    XML based configuration files.
    Project file contains complete app state (session data).
    Application spanning Cut/Paste Drag/Drop.
    Uses C++, QT3.2 GUI Library, STL.
Update auf 2.1

New in v2.1

    Various bugfixes
    Changed versions to rc2
    Changed name of SimpleSynth to original name SimpleDrums
    Full changelog here

New in v2.0.1

    Fixed wacky controller bug
    Changed naming convention for recorded wav files
    Use cmake's own FindPythonLibs module instead of pkgconfig to detect Python
    Updated Czech translation from Pavel Fric
    Increased zoom range a bit in arranger

New in v2.0

    Moved to qt4, this affects the visuals and potentially improved portability
    Graphical automation in the arranger
    A new score editor
    MusE now defaults to using midi through Jack, -A enables native alsa support
    New style MDI gui with a bunch of configuration options to satisfy all tastes
    Redone midi editing tool dialogs with lots of new functionality
    Lots and lots and lots of internal small and big changes to improve stability, speed and functionality
    PSIIF support (support for: probably something important I forgot)
    Sync fix: MusE now records tempo changes from externally clocked midi.
    Finally! Audio controller playback has smooooth frame resolution even with large audio buffers.
    Feature: Midi control of audio paramters.
    Lots of automation improvements
    Switched to use JACK midi
    Added: -A switch: "Force inclusion of ALSA midi even if using Jack".
    Lots of leaks removed
    Added colorhints to iR and oR routing buttons
    Templates: File dialog: Lots of changes
    Lots of widget focus fixes
    Allow loading of DSSI synths in LADSPA browser.
    Midi editors: Added "Delta Mode" button to Note Info toolbar.
Update to 3.0.0

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Main changes since the last stable release 2.2.1:

- Switched to Qt5.
- New Plugin Path editor in Global Settings:
- System-wide move to double precision of all audio paths.
- LV2 fix for very slow right-click synth 'presets' ex. amsynth.
- LV2 support PowerOf2BlockLength.
- LV2 support FixedBlockLength.
- Mixer makeover with lots of fixes.
- Arranger Track Info panel complete makeover.
- New: Persistent routes jack audio and MIDI routes.
- Multi-channel Audio Track routing.
- Improved automation editing, no multi-point editing yet though.
- Audio automation graphs undo support.
- New wave drawing mode in arranger with a tiny outline of the wave file.
- Added Native VST FX support (synths were already supported).
- Added support to resize notes and parts to the left with pencil tool.
- Added live update of wave parts while recording.
- Added Native VST shell plugins support.
- Added recording restart function (CTRL+Space and SHIFT+space keeping the old)
- Auto resample imported wave files to project's sample rate.
- Graphical Routing dialog redone and enhanced.
- Routing popup menus for MIDI now allow Jack MIDI routing.
- Device List added to MIDI configuration, with 'Delete' button.
- Added multichannel support for SimpleDrums (+routing ability).
- Added lots of instrument definition files.
- CPU and Audio DSP usage metering.
- MIDI transformer support for for randomizing events.
- Added sample-rate change according to song file when using RtAudio.
- MIDI device processing implementation greatly improved.
- External MIDI clock sync reworked.
- Large System Exclusive (sysex) message support for ALSA.
- Added support for RtAudio audio backend - primarily Pulse is supported.
- Synths can now be selected as a MIDI input route.
- Much improved monitoring functionality.
- ALSA support is now optional, can run in pure jack mode.
- Timer improvements, ALSA timer now first choice.
- Fluidsynth MESS synth plugin now propagates drum names using libinstpatch to drum editor.
- MIDI file export: Added missing Aftertouch, PolyAftertouch support.
- Several host improvements to better support various plugin variants for LV2 and VST.
- More LV2 extensions supported.
- Lots of GUI Widget changes, several widgets switchable between knob and slider.
- Various improvements to MIDI engine.
- Greatly reduced CPU usage while playing and automation graph (s) showing.
- Some track arranger properties, like track channel can now be manipulated with multiple tracks.
- Mixer strip order now re-arrangeable.
- Persistent routes for Jack.
- Multi-channel Audio Track routing.
- Routing popup menus redone.
- Song file version handling improved.
- MIDI config dialog reworked.
- "Normalize wave part" menu item for wave track parts.
- Many new keyboard shortcuts, for instance mute and solo and operate mixer.
- Bug #526 fixed: Crash on cut with scissors while master open.
- Added instrument files for:
- Classic Cantabile SP-250.
- Medeli SP4200.
- Korg Krome (Bank Map KORG).
- Korg Krome (Bank Map GM2).
- Roland-MT32.
- Lexicon-MX200.
- Yamaha-Rex50.
- Yamaha-Motif XS.
- And lots and lots of internal changes.

MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written originally by Werner Schweer now developed and maintained by the MusE development team. MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux, it is published under the GNU General Public License.