a2jmidid is an application that bridges between the system MIDI ports and JACK.
A proprietary plugin standard, mainly used on MacOS. We recommend using LV2 instead.
Balance (or Stereo balance) is the left-right balance of a stereo audio signal.
Bouncing means exporting to audio.
The BPM is the tempo of the song.
CLI is the interface users interact with when typing commands in a terminal.
Used interchangeably with region.
In a software environment, CV represents audio-rate control data.
A DAW is software used to compose, record, edit, arrange, mix and master music.
In the context of a DAW, DSP means audio signal processing.
- Free software¶
Free/libre software means users control the program, as opposed to proprietary software, where the program controls the users.
JACK is a sound server that offers low latency for users and provides a simple API for developers. It is the de facto standard sound server for professional audio on GNU/Linux.
LV2 is an extensible, cross-platform open standard for audio plugins. LV2 has a simple core interface, which is accompanied by extensions that add more advanced functionality.
MIDI is a technical standard for communication between musical instruments and computers.
- MIDI note¶
MIDI Notes are used to trigger virtual (or hardware) instruments.
A single-channel audio signal (see also Stereo).
- Pan law¶
Panning is the distribution of a Mono signal into a new stereo or multi-channel sound field.
Used interchangeably with Control.
A project refers to a work session. It is saved as a directory containing a project file along with other auxiliary files. See Projects for more details.
A Range is a selection of time between two positions.
SFZ is a file format for sample-based virtual instruments.
SF2 is the successor of SFZ.
A two-channel audio signal (left and right) (see also Mono).
A proprietary plugin standard and the predecessor of VST3. We do not recommend using this standard.
- Zrythm user path¶
The path where Zrythm will save user data, such as projects, temporary files, presets and exported audio. The default is
XDG_DATA_HOME(see the XDG Base Directory Specification) on freedesktop-compliant systems (or if
XDG_DATA_HOMEis defined), or
the directory for local application data on Windows