Scanning for Plugins#
Plugin scanning can be disabled by passing the
ZRYTHM_SKIP_PLUGIN_SCAN environment variable when running Zrythm.
Zrythm will scan for plugins in the plugin search paths specified in the preferences. If the search path is left empty, Zrythm will scan for plugins in the standard paths according to the specifications of each plugin format (if any).
You can use environment variables (e.g.,
specifying search paths in the preferences. The allowed syntax is
ENV_VAR_NAME is the name of the environment
Zrythm will remember scanned VST plugins and save this information in
cached_plugin_descriptors.yaml in the Zrythm user path.
New plugins will be scanned on each start-up, and you can delete or edit this file to force a re-scan of previously scanned plugins.
On MacOS, AU plugins will be scanned at their standard location at
When using Zrythm as a Flatpak, only Flatpak plugins should be used (i.e., plugins using the Linux Audio base extension).
While Zrythm allows the user to use plugins not packaged as Flatpaks using the environment variables above, this is not recommended and we do not offer support if it causes issues.
Flatpak builds have no access to
so it is not possible to use system plugins, even when
using the environment variables above.