First Run Wizard

When you first run Zrythm, it will display a wizard that lets you configure the basic settings that Zrythm will use. These include MIDI devices, the default Zrythm path, interface language and audio/MIDI backends.

Language Selection

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Zrythm lets you choose the language of the interface. The interface is already translated in multiple languages, so choose the language you are most comfortable in.

Note

You must have a locale enabled for the language you want to use.

Path

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This is the path where Zrythm will save projects, temporary files, exported audio, etc. The default is “zrythm” under XDG_DATA_HOME on freedesktop-compliant systems.

Audio/MIDI Backends

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Zrythm supports multiple audio and MIDI backend engines. JACK is the recommended one for both, but it takes some time to set up if this is your first time using it. If you choose to use JACK, JACK MIDI and the JACK audio backend must be chosen together.

If JACK is not available on your system, we recommend RtAudio and RtMidi.

Click Test to try connecting to the backend to see if it is functional.

Note

If you choose to use JACK, JACK MIDI and the JACK audio backend must be chosen together.

MIDI Devices

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These are the discovered devices that will be auto-connected and ready to use every time you run Zrythm. Click “Rescan” to scan for devices again.

Tip

All of the settings mentioned here are also available in the Preferences, so don’t worry if you selected the wrong settings.