System Requirements


  • x86_64 (64-bit), i686 (32-bit), armhf (ARMv7) or aarch64 (ARMv8)

Operating System

  • GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Windows or MacOS



For smooth operation, we recommend using a CPU with at least 2GHz clock speed and at least 4 cores in total.


It is recommended to have at least 16 inches of monitor space to work efficiently with Zrythm.

Audio interface

An audio interface offers low latency and better quality than integrated sound cards (especially if recording audio).

MIDI keyboard

For quickly trying out melodies or recording.


When using the JACK backend, JACK needs to be set up and configured before running Zrythm. You will find lots of information online about how to configure JACK, such as Demystifying JACK - A Beginners Guide to Getting Started with JACK, so we will skip this part.