collection of audio DSP plugins
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Collection of audio DSP plugins inteded to be bundled with the Zrythm DAW.


  • ZChordz - plays chords using white keys
  • ZLFO - full-featured LFO for CV-based automation
  • ZSaw - supersaw synth with 1 parameter

The following plugins are deprecated and will be removed from future releases:

  • ZCompressorSP - compressor
  • ZLimiterSP - peak limiter
  • ZPhaserSP - stereo phaser
  • ZPitchSP - pitch shifter
  • ZVerbSP - reverb based on zita-rev


guile, ztoolkit (with rsvg), libsndfile


Build and install all plugins

meson build
ninja -C build -Dlv2dir=lib/lv2
ninja -C build install

To build specific plugins only, pass their names as below

meson build -Dplugins=Saw,Verb


ZPlugins is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

ZPlugins is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

The full text of the license can be found in the COPYING file.

For the copyright years, ZPlugins uses a range (“2008-2010”) instead of listing individual years (“2008, 2009, 2010”) if and only if every year in the range, inclusive, is a “copyrightable” year that would be listed individually.

Some files, where specified, are licensed under different licenses.

Zrythm and the Zrythm logo are trademarks of Alexandros Theodotou. See for our trademark policy.