The open source Aria Maestosa midi tracker/editor has reached the 1.4.13 release a few days ago with some bug-fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Linux Mint 18.
Aria Maestosa lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering score, keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views. It features:
- Import and play MIDI files
- Easily compose and edit music
- See and use musical score notation, as well as piano roll, tablature and/or drum views
- Print musical notation
- Record from a MIDI instrument
How to Install Aria Maestosa in Ubuntu:
The GetDeb repository contains the latest packages of Aria Maestosa, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.
1. To add the repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
You may replace xenial (for 16.04 and derivatives) in the code with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10.
Then setup the keyring via command:
wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
2. After adding the repository, either search for and install the software using Synaptic Package Manager, or run the commands below one by one in terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt install ariamaestosa
To remove the software, either use Synaptic Package Manager or simply run the command below in terminal:
sudo apt remove ariamaestosa && sudo apt autoremove
The getdeb repository can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.