QSynth is an open source and cross-platform graphical software written in C++ around the Qt toolkit and designed to act as a GUI (Graphical User Interface) front-end application for the FluidSynth software.
What is FluidSynth?
FluidSynth is a command-line program engineered as an audio synthesiser. It is based on the Soundfont specification. QSynth is a graphical interface for FluidSynth, providing an easy way for newcomers to use the latter application.
Minimal and easy-to-use GUI
The QSynth’s GUI (Graphical User Interface) is minimal and easy-to-use, covering all the functionality of the FluidSynth software. The user will have access to Master, Reverb and Chorus controls. You can restart or reset FluidSynth, as well as to tweak various useful options.
Getting started with QSynth
To install the QSynth application on your GNU/Linux computer, you must download the latest release from either the project’s website or via Softpedia. At the moment, QSynth is distributed as native installers for the openSUSE distribution, as well as a universal source package for any other Linux kernel-based operating system.
You can also install QSynth via the built-in Software Center app of your distribution, but only if the project is available in the official software repositories. More information about how to install QSynth on your distro are provided on its homepage.
Under the hood
Taking a look under the hood of the QSynth application, we can notice that it has been written in the C++ programming language and that the Qt and Qt Designer projects have been used for its modern graphical user interface.
Runs on Linux, Mac and Windows
QSynth is a multiplatform application that has been successfully tested on GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is currently supported on 32 and 64-bit computer platforms.