Track Types

Zrythm has the following types of Tracks, and they are explained further in their own sections.

MIDI Track

A Track that contains regions holding MIDI notes. It also has automation lanes for automating its components.

Input: MIDI, Output: MIDI

Can record: Yes

Instrument Track

Similar to a MIDI track, except that an Instrument Track is bound to an instrument plugin.

Input: MIDI, Output: Audio

Can record: Yes

Audio Track

A Track containing audio regions, cross-fades, fades and automation.

Input: Audio, Output: Audio

Can record: Yes

Bus Track (Audio)

A Track corresponding to a mixer bus. Bus tracks only contain automation

Input: Audio, Output: Audio

Can record: No

Bus Track (MIDI)

Similar to an audio Bus Track, except that it handles MIDI instead of audio.

Input: MIDI, Output: MIDI

Can record: No

Group Track (Audio)

A Group Track is used to route signals from multiple Tracks into one Track (or “group” them). It behaves like a Bus Track with the exception that other Tracks can route their output signal directly into Group Track. Input: Audio, Output: Audio

Can record: No

Group Track (MIDI)

Similar to an audio Group Track, except that it handles MIDI instead of audio.

Input: MIDI, Output: MIDI

Can record: No

Master Track

The Master track is a special type of Bus Track that controls the master fader and contains additional automation options.

Input: Audio, Output: Audio

Can record: No

Chord Track

A Chord Track is a special kind of Track that contains chords and scales and is a great tool for assisting with chord progressions.

Input: MIDI, Output: MIDI

Can record: No

Marker Track

A Marker Track is a special kind of Track that contains song markers - either custom or pre-defined ones like the song start and end markers.

Input: None, Output: None

Can record: No