GarageJam Music Studio Recording Software 1.0.0

GarageJam is Free Software in development for musicians who want to compose, record and share original music to the Internet from the GNOME Desktop.

It supports immediate audio recording in compressed Ogg encoded audio files stored in the $HOME/Music directory with XSPF 1.0 playlist from the line input on a computer or remote audio cards through USB connection through PipeWire with GStreamer with meta indexing on Gingerblue Music Studio Recording API

GarageJam 1.0.0 runs on Fedora Core 38, Ubuntu 23.04 LTS and macOS 13 (Ventura) via DMG with Icon Support (1.0.0) or MacPorts 2.8.0 and records in Ogg Vorbis, currently 16-bit, 80kbps, 44.1kHz in Mono with built-in sound card and 24-bit, 112kbps, 48kHz in Stereo with Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB and M-Audio Fast Track Mk2 USB Audio Interface (tested 2023-04-30 with MacBook Air 2020 (M1) with USB-C/A converter after selecting the USB sound card Output/Input under System Preferences -> Sound in macOS 13 Ventura).

Version 1.0.0

Installation on macOS 13 Ventura

Download DMG package for macOS 13 Ventura


sudo port install garagejam xorg-server

Installation on Fedora Core 38 x86_64

sudo dnf install

Installation on Ubuntu 23.04 amd64

dpkg -i garagejam_1.0.0-1_amd64.deb

Launching GarageJam

Launch the software GarageJam from Terminal with


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GarageJam 1.0.0

Bug #1 (Build on Ubuntu 23.04 LTS)

Bug #2 (Build on macOS 13.3.1): Icon Support

Bug #3 (Build on Fedora Core 38): Experimental Connect link to Gingerblue Recording Studio API.

Bug #4 (Build on Fedora Core 38): Experimental meta tagging with GstTagSetter.

Bug #5 (Build on Fedora Core 38 and Ubuntu 23.04 LTS): Immediate Recording to Ogg Vorbis from 'Mic' works!

Bug #6 (Build on Fedora Core 38 and Ubuntu 23.04 LTS): Write XSPF 1.0


GarageJam API

Building from Source

Fedora Core 38

sudo dnf install intltool libshout-devel geoclue2-devel gnome-common
sudo dnf install gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-devel geocode-glib-devel
sudo dnf install libchamplain-devel libchamplain-gtk libchamplain
git clone
cd garagejam/
automake --add-missing
sudo make install

Recording in GarageJam 1.0.0 is immediately beginning as soon as you launch GarageJam 1.0.0 from GNOME Shell or Console in GNOME 44.

Click on "Cancel" once in GarageJam 1.0.0 to stop immediate recording and click on "Cancel" once again to exit the GarageJam application (or Ctrl-c in the terminal).

Click on "Finish" and "Apply" to play the latest recording from $HOME/Music/GNOME.xspf

You'll find the recorded files in $HOME/Music/ on GNOME 44 systems in American English language.

Source Code

GarageJam C Source

Development Repository

Distribution Packages

Source Code

Fedora Core 38

sudo dnf install

Ubuntu 23.04 LTS

macOS 13 (Ventura)

sudo port install garagejam xorg-server