Zrythm has a Preferences dialog containing all of the global settings that can be accessed by clicking the gear icon or with Ctrl+Shift+P.
Each section in the preferences dialog is explained in the following sections.
Audio engine settings.
- Audio backend
The audio backend to use. The available backends are JACK, RtAudio and SDL2. We recommend using JACK when possible, otherwise RtAudio.
- MIDI backend
The MIDI backend to use. The available backends are JACK MIDI, RtMidi and WindowsMME (Windows only). We recommend using JACK MIDI when possible, otherwise RtMidi.
- MIDI controllers
A list of controllers to auto-connect to.
- Zrythm path
The directory to save user data in.
- Generic UIs
Show generic plugin UIs generated by Zrythm instead of custom ones.
- Open UI on instantiation
Open plugin NUIs when they are instantiated.
- Keep window on top
Always show plugin UIs on top of the main window.
- Bridge unsupported UIs
Bridge unsupported UIs in another process instead of creating generic ones.
This may lead to performance loss for some plugins.
- Refresh rate
Refresh rate in Hz. If set to 0, the screen’s refresh rate will be used.
- VST plugins
The search paths to scan for VST plugins in.
This option is only available on Windows. On GNU/Linux and MacOS the paths are fixed. See plugin-paths for details.
- SFZ instruments
The search paths to scan for SFZ instruments in.
- SF2 instruments
The search paths to scan for SF2 instruments in.
Digital signal processing.
Panning options for mono signals (not used at the moment).
- Pan algorithm
The panning algorithm to use when applying pan on mono signals. See the graph below for the different curves as you move the pan from left to right. We recommend leaving it as the default (Sine). See https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~music/icm-online/readings/panlaws/index.html for more information.
- Pan law
The pan law to use when applying pan on mono signals.
- Fade algorithm
Default fade algorithm to use for fade in/outs.
- Curve algorithm
Default curve algorithm to use for automation curves.
- Undo stack length
Maximum undo history stack length. Set to -1 for unlimited.
We recommend leaving it at 128.
General project settings.
- Autosave interval
Interval to auto-save projects, in minutes. Auto-saving will be disabled if this is set to 0.
This refers to automatic back-ups. The main project will not be overwritten unless you explicitly save it.