How to install Sequencer64 – UPDATE!!!

I know have written about Sequencer64 before. And I am still totally in love with this superb lightweight beast of a sequencer maintained by C. Ahlstrom. In this article, I will try to help you install a special Sequencer64 branch (midi_control) on Ubuntu Studio.

Open a Terminal window and enter the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get install -y git
$ cd Downloads
$ git clone –branch midi_control

Now install some necessary programs:
$ sudo apt-get install -y libasound2-dev libatkmm-1.6-dev libgtkmm-2.4-dev libglibmm-2.4-dev libgtk2.0-dev libsigc++-2.0-dev libjack-jackd2-dev libpng-dev libportmidi-dev

You might want to install the optional package liblash-compat-dev from a different location. Download the .deb file and install it, by right-clicking it (choose open with package installer).

Now let’s compile the code :-).
$ cd sequencer64
$ libtoolize
$ aclocal
$ automake –add-missing
$ ./configure –enable-release –enable-rtmidi
$ make
$ sudo make install

Add an icon to your menu:
Right-click the application launcher.
Edit applications
New Item
Name: Sequencer64
Comment: The best sequencer in the world Command: seq64 -jack-midi

You can now start sequencer64 from your menu and hook it up to any synth by using Qjack, have fun!

Suggestions for improving this article are welcome, please let me know and drop me a line.