Track Types#

Zrythm has the following types of Tracks.

Track types and characteristics#

Track type

Entrada

Output

Can record

Objects

Audio

Audio

Audio

Yes

Audio regions

Audio FX

Audio

Audio

No

None

Grupo de audio

Audio

Audio

No

None

Chord

MIDI

MIDI

Yes

Chord regions, scales

Carpeta

None

None

No

None

Instrumento

MIDI

Audio

Yes

MIDI regions

Marker

None

None

No

Marcadores

Maestro

Audio

Audio

No

None

Moduladores

None

None

No

None

MIDI

MIDI

MIDI

Yes

MIDI regions

MIDI FX

MIDI

MIDI

No

None

MIDI Group

MIDI

MIDI

No

None

Tempo

None

None

No

None

All tracks types except Chord and Folder tracks have automation lanes available.

Pista de audio#

Una pista de audio contiene regiones de audio y puede emplearse para grabar y reproducir clips de audio.

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Audio track with an audio region#

Audio FX Track#

Audio FX tracks can be used for effects by sending audio signals to them with Aux Sends.

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Audio FX track#

A common use case is to create a separate Audio FX track with a reverb plugin and to send audio from another track to it. This way, the reverb signal can be managed separately from its source, or even be shared among several tracks.

Audio Group Track#

Audio group tracks can be used for grouping audio signals together via direct routing. For example, kicks, snares and hihats can be routed to a «Drums» audio group track so you can add effects and control their volume collectively instead of separately.

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Audio Group track#

Consejo

Group tracks are foldable.

Pista de acordes#

The Chord Track contains chord and scale objects that are used to specify when the song is using a particular chord or scale. Its main purpose is to assist with chord progressions.

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Chord track with a chord region and a scale#

For more information about chords, see the section Acordes y Escalas.

For editing chords inside chord regions, see Editor de acordes.

Escuchar en directo#

You can route the output of the chord track to a MIDI or Instrument track for live auditioning of the chord track’s events. You can also play the chords live with a MIDI keyboard.

Folder Track#

Folder tracks are used to organize tracks.

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Folder track with a MIDI FX track as a child#

To move tracks inside folder tracks, simply select the tracks you want and drag-and-drop them inside the folder track.

Clicking the folder button will hide and expand the folder track’s children.

Truco

Audio/MIDI group tracks are also foldable.

Pista de instrumento#

The instrument track is used for synths and other instruments. Instrument tracks contain a special instrument slot in the mixer that will get processed after the MIDI FX section and before the Inserts section.

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Instrument track with a MIDI region#

Instrument tracks are similar to MIDI tracks, except that they produce audio instead of MIDI.

Marker Track#

The marker track holds song markers - either custom or pre-defined ones - that make it easier to jump to or to export specific sections of the song. Each project can only have one marker track and it cannot be deleted (but can be hidden).

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Marker track with 2 markers#

Master Track#

The master track is a special type of Audio Group Track that Zrythm uses to route the resulting audio signal after all the processing is done to the audio backend.

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Master track#

Modulator Track#

The modulator track is a special track that is used for global modulators like LFOs and macro knobs that can be assigned to any automatable control inside Zrythm.

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Modulator track with automation for macro knob 1#

For more details, see Moduladores.

MIDI Track#

A MIDI track contains MIDI regions and its purpose is playing back MIDI events and routing those MIDI signals to other instruments (including external instruments and hardware).

MIDI tracks, unlike instrument tracks, produce MIDI output and so their channel strips will only have MIDI effects (plugins that change MIDI signals).

MIDI tracks also have automation lanes for automating various parameters.

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MIDI track with a MIDI region#

MIDI FX Track#

MIDI FX tracks can be used for MIDI effects by sending MIDI signals to them using Aux Sends.

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MIDI FX track#

MIDI Group Track#

These are similar to Audio Group tracks, except that they act on MIDI signals instead of audio signals.

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MIDI Group track#

Consejo

Group tracks are foldable.

Tempo Track#

The tempo track is a special track that allows automating the BPM and time signature.

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Tempo track with BPM automation#