Improve your singing, piano, guitar skills with Performous

Do you like dancing, singing, playing guitar, piano..? Performous is an opensource software that make you improve your skills and have fun at the same time. No special hardware required, you may play guitar on your PC keyboard, sing on your laptop microphone and so on. If you do have SingStar microphones, Guitar Hero or Rock Band instruments, or dance pads, just plug them into your USB ports and start rocking!




Features :

  • Vocals, guitars (lead/rhythm/bass), drums and dancing with multiplayer support
  • Extremely good singing pitch detection (usable even with laptop or webcam microphones)
  • Intelligent gameplay determines what the player attempted to do
  • Controllers are autodetected
  • Song formats: FoF, UltraStar, SingStar PS2 DVD (with ss_extract), StepMania
  • C++ for high performance, rapid development and solid code
  • OpenGL 2.0 and SVG for nice graphics
  • Free software, licensed under GNU GPL version 2 or later

Find more at performous website

Installation in Ubuntu and LinuxMint

Open terminal and enter the following lines

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:performous-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install performous

For Debian Performous is available in the official repositories.

For other Linux distribution, check the download page