Until Zrythm ships with its own bundled plugins, you must install some plugins like synthesizers and effects before you can make music.
Fortunately, there are many plugins to choose from. This guide will show you a few ways you can install plugins.
If you are on Debian/Ubuntu, we highly recommend checking out the KXstudio repositories, since there are many plugins that can easily be installed via apt.
If you are not sure where to start, please read on.
Recommended Plugin Bundles¶
DISTRHO Ports provides a good variety of synths and a few effects that can get you started for music making right away.
ZAM Plugins is an effects pack that contains all the basic effects like Delay, Reverb, Compression, EQ, Saturation, etc.
LSP has a lot of useful effects.
OpenAV has some nice plugins worth checking out.
You might also want to check out X42 Plugins, which has A LOT of MIDI effect and meter plugins.
Helm is an excellent subtractive synth that should be on everyone’s toolbox.
Dexed Dexed is an FM synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7.
ZynFusion, the alternative front-end to ZynAddSubFX is one of the most powerful synths in existance.