Digital Audio Workstations

Zrythm – automated and intuitive digital audio workstation

Zrythm (pronounced Zee-rhythm) is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. The software lets you compose, record, edit, arrange, mix and master audio and MIDI data.

The software offers all the tools needed to create entire tracks. It offers streamlined editing workflows with flexible tools, limitless automation capabilities, powerful mixing features, chord assistance and support for various plugin and file formats.

This free and open source software is currently in a beta stage of development.

Features include:

  • Object looping, cloning, linking and stretching.
  • Adaptive snapping.
  • Multiple lanes per track.
  • Bounce anything to audio or MIDI.
  • Piano roll (MIDI editor) with chord integration, drum mode and a lollipop velocity editor.
  • Audio editor with part editing (including in external app) and adjustable gain/fades.
  • Event viewers (list editors) with editable object parameters.
  • Built-in and scriptable per-context object functions.
  • Audio/MIDI/automation recording with options to punch in/out, record on MIDI input and create takes.
  • Device-bindable parameters for external control.
  • Wide variety of track types for every purpose.
  • Signal manipulation with signal groups, aux sends and direct anywhere-to-anywhere connections.
  • In-context listening by dimming other tracks.
  • Automate anything using automation events or CV signal from modulator plugins and macro knobs.
  • Detachable views for multi-monitor setups.
  • Searchable preferences.
  • Support for LV2/CLAP/VST2/VST3/AU/LADSPA/DSSI plugins, SFZ/SF2 SoundFonts, Type 0 and 1 MIDI files, and almost every audio file format.
  • Flexible built-in file and plugin browsers.
  • Optional plugin sandboxing (bridging).
  • Stem export.
  • Chord pad with built-in and user presets, including the ability to generate chords from scales.
  • Automatic project backups.
  • Undoable user actions with serializable undo history.
  • User scripting capabilities via Guile API.
  • Hardware-accelerated UI.
  • SIMD-optimized DSP.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Chris Ahlstrom
License: GNU General Public License v2.0 or v3.0

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