Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. It allows limitless automation, supports LV2 plugins, works with the JACK audio backend, provides chord assistance, is free software and can be used in English, French, Portuguese, Japanese and German.

It is written in C using the GTK+3 toolkit and uses the meson build system.

More info can be found at https://www.zrythm.org

Current state

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


Currently supported plugin protocols:

  • LV2

Building and Installation



At the moment, Zrythm works with JACK (recommended) and ALSA. For Jack setup instructions see https://libremusicproduction.com/articles/demystifying-jack-%E2%80%93-beginners-guide-getting-started-jack

For more information on using Zrythm see the user manual, which is also available in PDF, epub and HTML.




For contributing guidelines see CONTRIBUTING.md. We also recommend taking a look at the Developer Docs

Please submit patches and bug reports below.

Mailing lists

user@zrythm.org, dev@zrythm.org

Bug Tracker





Zrythm 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.

Zrythm 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](COPYING) file.

For the copyright years, Zrythm 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.


If you would like to support this project please donate below - donations enable us to spend more time working on the project.


Copyright (C) 2018-2019 Alexandros Theodotou

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