a highly automated and intuitive digital audio workstation
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Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. It allows limitless automation through curves, LFOs and envelopes, supports multiple plugin formats including LV2, VST2 and VST3, works with multiple backends including JACK, RtAudio/RtMidi and SDL2, assists with chord progressions via a special Chord Track and chord pads, and can be used in multiple languages including English, French, Portuguese, Japanese and German.

Zrythm is free software written in C using the GTK4 toolkit and can be extended using GNU Guile.

Home page

Current state

Zrythm is currently in alpha. Most essential DAW features are implemented and we are working towards a stable release.


Supported plugins/instruments

  • Native support: LV2
  • Support via Carla: LV2, VST2, VST3, AU, SFZ, SF2, DSSI, LADSPA

Supported file formats

  • Audio: OGG (Vorbis), FLAC, WAV, MP3
  • MIDI: SMF Type 0, SMF Type 1

Supported backends

  • Audio: JACK (PipeWire), PulseAudio, SDL2, RtAudio (ALSA/WASAPI/CoreAudio)
  • MIDI: JACK (PipeWire), WindowsMME, RtMidi (ALSA sequencer/Windows MME/CoreMIDI)

Supported platforms

  • GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, MacOS

Building and Installation

See INSTALL.rst for build instructions. Prebuilt packages/installers available at https://www.zrythm.org/en/download.html.


See the user manual.




See HACKING.md and the developer docs.



Mailing lists

See mailing lists on sr.ht.


Issue trackers

See the Feature tracker and Bug tracker.



Copying Zrythm


See COPYING for copying conditions and TRADEMARKS.md for our trademark policy.


If you would like to support this project please donate below or purchase a binary installer from https://www.zrythm.org/en/download.html - creating a DAW takes thousands of hours of work and contributions enable us to spend more time working on the project.

Copyright (C) 2018-2022 Alexandros Theodotou

Copying and distribution of this file, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved. This file is offered as-is, without any warranty.