How to Install Aria Maestosa Midi Tracker/Editor in Ubuntu 16.04

Aria Maestosa

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 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 - | 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.