How to install Sequencer64

Ubuntu Studio really has some perfect features as it comes to performing live. It has great synths, and superb effects among others. And of course it has a sequencer program, but personally I prefer sequencer64. Sequencer64 is the ‘beast mode’ of a program called seq24, it has many new features while the heart of seq24 stayed intact. This article helps you install sequencer64 on your Ubuntu Studio.

Now open a Terminal window and enter the following commands:
$ sudo apt install git
$ cd Downloads
$ git clone https://github.com/ahlstromcj/sequencer64.git

$ sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev libatkmm-1.6-dev libgtkmm-2.4-dev libglibmm-2.4-dev libgtk2.0-dev libsigc++-2.0-dev libjack-jackd2-dev liblash-compat-dev libpng-dev libportmidi-dev

$ cd sequencer64
$ autoreconf –install
$ ./configure –enable-release –enable-rtmidi
$ make
$ sudo make install

To enable sequencer64 to hookup on Jack right away, you might want to edit the opening icon to open sequencer64 with the folowing command ‘seq64 –jack-midi’. You can do this by right clicking the sequencer64 icon in your menu and select ‘edit application’. Now change ‘seq64’ in ‘seq64 –jack-midi’

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

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