Helio Workstation is a free and open source music composition software for Linux, Windows, MacOS and Android. It comes with light weight distraction free UI, music visualizer, mini-map and supports Hosts VST, AudioUnit, CoreAudio, ASIO, DirectSound, ALSA, JACK, OpenSLES. You can also export your audio work to MIDI, WAV and FLAC.
How to install Helio Workstation on Ubuntu
Helio Workstation is available as a portable AppImage, native deb and flatpak package files. Download the latest version of Helio Workstation in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now open the terminal application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one.
Note: Here “helio-3.11-x64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name. You can change below commands based on your file name.
sudo chmod +x ~ helio-3.11-x64.AppImage
Install Helio Workstation via DEB
Download the latest Helio in .deb file format from the above download link and save it on your Downloads folder. In the terminal run below command. It will install Helio on your Ubuntu linux system.
sudo apt install ./Downloads/helio-3.11-x64.deb
Note: Here “helio-3.11-x64.deb” is the downloaded file name. You can change above commands based on your file name.
Install Helio Workstation via Flatpak
First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart it after the installation.
Now in the terminal app run below Helio Workstation flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub fm.helio.Workstation
After the installation of Helio Workstation, run below command to open it.
flatpak run fm.helio.Workstation
And you can also uninstall it using below command.
flatpak uninstall fm.helio.Workstation
sudo flatpak uninstall fm.helio.Workstation