Ensembles is a realtime musical performance arranger app. Its built using Vala and Gtk, powered by Fluidsynth. Ensembles is different from other DAW (Digital Audio Workstations) in the fact that the focus here is on live performance.

  • Play any instrument from a selection of more than 200 in-built voices
  • 60-Key on-screen keyboard with mouse and touch support
  • Split Keyboard or Layer two voices for multiple voice playback
  • DSP (Digital Signal Processing) effects like filters, reverb and chorus
  • Assign knobs and sliders to multiple DSP effects along with a Master Knob which can be used to control multiple knobs and sliders
  • Touch based on-screen assignable joystick
  • Play a one-person band along with a Auto Accompaniment Style from over 100 [WIP] built-in styles based on various genres of music
  • Automate your band with Registration Memory
  • Record and play audio files using 12 assignable Sampling Pads
  • Record your playback in a multitrack recorder (10 tracks)
  • Play MIDI files using the inbuilt synthesizer
  • Connect to external MIDI keyboard/controller with General MIDI Standard compatibility
Software type
ALSA
PulseAudio
PipeWire
Platform
GNU/Linux
Software features
MIDI
Sample loading
SF2
Audio mixing
Audio FX
Filter
Reverb
License
GPL-3+
Developer(s)
Subhadeep Jasu
Original release
2020-07-05