Cacophony is a minimalist and ergonomic MIDI sequencer. It's minimalist in that it doesn't have a lot of functionality MIDI sequencers have. It's ergonomic in that there is no mouse input and a very clean interface, allowing you to juggle less inputs and avoid awkward mouse motions.
Cacophony is open source. You can buy it, or you can compile it for free.
- MIDI sequencer with support for SoundFonts.
- Doesn't try to emulate a real-life studio. If you're an amateur and just want to make music without needing to learn pro software, Cacophony might be for you.
- Qwerty and MIDI input only. There is no mouse input.
- An attractive, customizable ASCII interface.
- Accessible. The entire interface can be read by a text-to-speech engine.
- Export to wav, mp3, ogg, flac, or mid. Optionally, export each track separately.
- Open source.
- Nothing else. Cacophony does what it does, and it doesn't try to do anything else.
There are builds on itch.io for Linux, MacOS, and Windows. If you don't see your Linux distro or MacOS version listed, you'll need to compile it yourself.
Cacophony can run smoothly on a 20+ year old laptop with 32bit Ubuntu.
Cacophony's mascot is Casey the Transgender Cacodemon. No official artwork of Casey exists because I don't want to be cursed.