[Consortium] [Fervent Software] PRESS RELEASE: Rosegarden MUSIC goes Gold!

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Fri Feb 18 03:02:43 EST 2005

Rosegarden MUSIC goes Gold!
LONDON, FEBRUARY 18th 2005 -- The Rosegarden team and Fervent Software
are delighted to announce the 1.0 release of Rosegarden MUSIC, an
audio and MIDI sequencer and musical notation editor for Linux.

This release marks the completion of nearly five years of solid
development effort and sets a precedent for music composition
software.  Never before has such a powerful and complete piece of
music software been made available with its entire source code
published!  Rosegarden MUSIC combines simplicity with power in the
most comprehensive piece of Linux music software yet assembled and
it's the only Linux application to offer full composition and
recording capabilities to musicians who want to use classical

Fervent Software, the company that has backed the development of
Rosegarden MUSIC, is now selling the Studio to Go! product bundled
complete with this high-quality piece of music software.
Additionally, the Studio to Go! package includes selected top quality
Linux audio applications carefully packaged in a self configuring
Linux Live CD environment.  This means that you have access to the
best music composition and recording applications at any time on any
PC without the need for installation.

Fervent Software's Studio to Go! includes Rosegarden MUSIC 1.0.1
(enhanced) and integrates many other applications such as the Ardour
Digital Audio Workstation, Audacity audio editor, the award-winning
Hydrogen drum machine, JAMin mastering, Lilypond score typesetting
software, soft synths, plugins and bundled VST instruments.  All of
these applications can be connected together using the JACK Audio
Server, and all this comes complete with instructions, tutorials and
demo material and 30 days support in an easy to use package that will
run without installation on Windows PCs.  Studio to Go! is available
for UKP 49.99 direct from the Fervent website.

For more details and for ordering see:


Or email:

  info at ferventsoftware.com

Some of Rosegarden MUSIC's most notable features include:

 o MIDI and audio playback and recording
 o Piano-roll, score, event list and track overview editors
 o Clear, consistent and polished user interface
 o Translations for Russian, Spanish, German, French, Welsh, Italian,
   Swedish, Estonian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese, as well as UK
   and US English
 o Help documentation available substantially or entirely translated
   into German, Swedish and Japanese as well as English
 o DSSI synth and audio effects plugin support, including
   Windows VST effects and instrument support via dssi-vst
 o LADSPA audio effects plugin support
 o JACK transport support for synchronisation with other software
 o Score interpretation of performance MIDI data
 o Device definition files to ease MIDI portability
 o Triggered segments for pattern sequencing & performable ornaments
 o Audio and MIDI mixers
 o MIDI and Hydrogen file import
 o MIDI, Csound, Lilypond and MusicXML file export (including Postscript
   and PDF output file generation of score)

Press Quotes about Rosegarden MUSIC

 "so laden with features it puts some of the other apps on test here
  to shame... Both the notation and matrix editors are supremely
  usable... thanks to a plentiful supply of keyboard shortcuts."

 "The notation editor in particular is excellent, and produces
  beautiful-looking scores on screen... even more beautiful hard copy
  is possible.  The notation editor is a delight to use and just packed
  with features... a powerful environment for sequencing and editing

- Linux Format Magazine

 "combines audio recording, MIDI sequencing, full editing for MIDI
  and audio data, and music notation, all in one package... the Cubase
  of the Linux world."

- Computer Music Magazine

 "a sophisticated MIDI [and] Audio sequencer, which also incorporates
  a high-quality score editor... the closest native equivalent to
  Cubase for Linux"

- Sound on Sound Magazine

Press Quotes about Studio to Go!

 "A comprehensive selection of useful packages [with a] good collection 
  of demo content and tutorial files. Combined with a USB drive, it 
  really is a Studio to Go!"

- "Computer Music" Magazine

 "load in a CD, boot up, and you have an entire studio filled with
  Linux music software ready to run, on any PC. Mastering tools,
  synths, drum machine, multitrack recording, notation, it's all there
  -- with zero configuration. You can even run Windows VSTs right in
  Linux...  Brilliant -- and much-improved from my failed attempt to
  get Mandrake running on my own."

- "Create Digital Music" Online Magazine

Comments from registered users of Studio to Go!

 "A superb product.  I am impressed!"

 "[W]hat a beautiful piece of work 'Studio to Go' is."

 "I'm very impressed with Studio to Go! - I was making sounds on
  it within 5 minutes!  The short tutorials were just what is
  needed to get you started... well worth the money."

 "It just boots up from CD absolutely no problem ... hats off to you!"

 "[Studio to Go!] feels stable... you have a great product.  The
  interface is clear and concise ... the best interface of any software
  sequencer I've seen."

 "It all works just as they say... bloody miraculous."

About Fervent Software

Fervent Software Ltd is a privately owned music technology company 
based in the UK.  It focuses on delivering high standards of 
usability and accessibility for music and creative software as well 
as advocating and participating in major Open Source software 
development projects.  Fervent Software works with many music 
technology providers and educational groups to bring high quality 
music software within anyone's reach.  Studio to Go! establishes 
Fervent Software at the forefront of innovation and excellence in 
music technology.

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