Running Zrythm

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 the Zrythm user path, the language of the user interface 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 Zrythm user path.

Audio/MIDI Backends

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Zrythm supports multiple audio and MIDI backend engines. JACK is the recommended one for both.

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.

Tip

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

Plugin Scan

When the first run wizard is completed, Zrythm will start scanning for plugins.

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Project Selection

Finally, Zrythm will ask you to load or create a project and then the main interface will show up.

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Project selection

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Main interface