Helio Workstation is free and open-source music sequencer, designed to be used on all major platforms.
Why another sequencer?
Most of the DAW interfaces often seem overcomplicated, and they only tend to get more and more bloated over time. Many of them are commercial, proprietary-licensed and almost none of them support all major operating systems at the same time.
Helio is an attempt to rethink a music sequencer to create a tool that feels right.
It aims to be a modern music creation software, featuring linear-based/pattern-based sequencer with clean UI, integrated version control for synchronizing project between devices, translations to many languages, small portable builds and more; mainly targeted at hobbyist composers, game developers and indie artists.
- Windows: ci.helio.fm/helio-dev-x64.zip
- macOS: ci.helio.fm/helio-dev.dmg
- Linux: ci.helio.fm/helio-dev-x64.tar.gz
- Homepage with all latest builds and its source code.
- Project page at KVR database.
- Some screencasts on Youtube.
- Discussion at HN.
Helio is still a work in progress, and there are several ways you could help:
Proofread and improve the translation for your native language.
Maintain a package for your favourite Linux distro - highly appreciated, please see the list of available and missing packages here.
Your thoughts on any usability improvements are welcome: friendly and lightweight UI is the main development priority in this project, so feel free to help me identify the main friction points.
Implement new features: some guys were asking me if I have any tasks for them to start working on, but, as a sole unpaid developer with limited amount of time and interest, I'm not planning stories or organising the board, instead I only work on the parts that are fun and important for me at the moment. If you don't know where to start, my suggestion is that you do the same: find a missing feature or behavior you're lacking the most, and make the app a little more convinient for yourself. Anyway, feel free to ask questions and create incomplete PR's to get intermediate feedback.
Support the project
GNU GPL v3 © Peter Rudenko and contributors, see
LICENSE for more information.
All documentation, translations and logotypes are distrubuted under CC-BY.
Translation and proofreading credits
Afrikaans - Jacques Viviers
Chinese - Bowen Sun
Italian - Claudio Stano, Riccardo Cariboni
Japanese - Kotone Itaya
Korean - YoungGwang Jeon, DaYeon Lee, HyoHee Jeon
Polish - Dawid Bugajski
Portuguese - Dario Silva, Daniel Leandro