Device Setup

Connecting MIDI and Audio Devices

Depending on the selected backend (covered in Engine), the configuration differs. Zrythm will auto-scan and allow you to connect to input devices for recording through the Track Inspector, as below, and in most cases you don’t need to use any external tools or auto-connect mechanism.


Auto-Connecting Devices

For other types of devices that are not linked to specific tracks, such as devices that send global MIDI messages and devices that control the transport, Zrythm has an option to select these devices to auto-connect to on launch.

You can select these in MIDI Devices in the welcome dialog as well as in Preferences.


When using the JACK audio and MIDI backend Zrythm exposes ports to JACK, so devices can be attached there using a tool like Qjackctl.



For most users, everything can be accomplished from within Zrythm.


Depending on your setup, MIDI devices might need to be bridged to JACK using a2jmidid.