Basic Concepts and Terminology

Here are a few terms you should be aware of when using Zrythm. They are explained further in their corresponding chapters.


A Region (Clip) is a container for MIDI Notes, audio or other events. Regions can be repeated, like below.


The content of the Regions can be edited in an Editor, such as the Piano Roll, found in the Editor tab in the bottom panel.



A Track is a single slot in the Timeline containing various Regions and Automation. It may contain various lanes, such as Automation Lanes. There are some special tracks like the Chord Track and the Marker Track that contain chords and markers respectively.



A Channel is a single slot in the Mixer. Most types of Tracks have a corresponding Channel, which is used for adjusting the Track’s volume, pan and other settings.



A Range is a selection of time between two positions.



MIDI Notes are used to trigger virtual (or hardware) instruments.