Device Setup

Connecting MIDI and Audio Devices

On Linux machines, Zrythm works with both ALSA and JACK as available backends. Depending on the backend selected, the configuration differs.

Auto-Connecting Devices

Zrythm has an option to select devices to auto-connect on launch. TODO explain it.


When using the JACK audio and MIDI backend, Zrythm exposes ports to JACK, so devices can be attached there using a tool like Catia. Note that for MIDI, devices might need to be bridged to JACK using a2jmidid.

An example configuration looks like this (in Catia inside Cadence)



A tool like Catia can be used to connect MIDI devices to Zrythm.