Tracks are the main building blocks of projects. Tracks appear in the tracklist and contain various events such as regions.


Most types of tracks have a corresponding channel that appears in the mixer.


There are various kinds of Tracks suited for different purposes, explained in the following sections.


In Zrythm, group tracks are used for grouping signals (direct routing), FX/bus tracks are used for effects/sends, and folder tracks are used for putting tracks under the same folder and doing common operations. This is different from what many other DAWs do, so please keep this in mind.

If you have used Cubase before, you might find this easy to get used to.

Track Interface


Each track has a color, an icon (corresponding to its type) a name and various buttons. Tracks that can have lanes, like instrument tracks, will also have an option to display each lane as above. Tracks that can have automation will have an option to display automation tracks as above.

If the track produces output, it will have a meter on its right-hand side showing the current level.

Track Inspector

Each track will display its page in the inspector when selected. See Track Inspector for more details.

Context Menu

Each tracks has a context menu with additional options depending on its type.


The section Track Operations explains the various track operations available.