Glad to support this very promising DAW!

Hi everyone. I discovered zrythm through LinuxMusicians and also from watching Unfa’s videos. I use pretty much all MIDI and VST’s, and I’m really psyched about where this DAW is headed!

Glad to subscribe and support the development. It’s very snappy and intuitive and has a lot of the features I’m looking for. Nice combination of paradigms from Bitwig, Cubase, and other DAWs as well! I did have a few crashes but that’s to be expected at this early stage.

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with the KXStudio repos.

I was wondering, where can I get the MIDI plugins that are shown in the screenshots?

Thanks!

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@rlared
Welcome and thanks!

not sure what you mean by “the screenshots”. you mean Dexed? it’s already in the kx repos

if you mean the Z plugins there should be a prompt to install them if you’re using the installer script. ZLFO is in the kx repos too btw

On the front page of the zrythm website it shows plugins like MIDI split, MIDI transpose, etc.

oh! some of those come with Carla LV2:

ls -l ~/.guix-profile/lib/lv2/carla.lv2/                                                                                                                                                    alex@alex-guix
total 4124
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3196 Jan  1  1970 audiofile.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3313 Jan  1  1970 audiogain_s.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    2464 Jan  1  1970 audiogain.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    4327 Jan  1  1970 bigmeter.ttl
lrwxrwxrwx 11 root root      33 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-lv2-gtk2 -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-lv2-gtk2
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      33 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-lv2-gtk3 -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-lv2-gtk3
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      35 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-lv2-modgui -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-lv2-modgui
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      32 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-lv2-qt5 -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-lv2-qt5
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      31 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-lv2.so -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-lv2.so
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      32 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-lv2-x11 -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-lv2-x11
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      31 Jan  1  1970 carla-bridge-native -> ../../carla/carla-bridge-native
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      34 Jan  1  1970 carla-discovery-native -> ../../carla/carla-discovery-native
-r--r--r--  3 root root    7453 Jan  1  1970 carlapatchbay16.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root   12269 Jan  1  1970 carlapatchbay32.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3419 Jan  1  1970 carlapatchbay3s.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root   21932 Jan  1  1970 carlapatchbay64.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    4686 Jan  1  1970 carlapatchbaycv.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3257 Jan  1  1970 carlapatchbay.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3245 Jan  1  1970 carlarack.ttl
-r--r--r--  2 root root 4053144 Jan  1  1970 carla.so
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      16 Jan  1  1970 jack -> ../../carla/jack
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3925 Jan  1  1970 lfo.ttl
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      43 Jan  1  1970 libcarla_interposer-jack-x11.so -> ../../carla/libcarla_interposer-jack-x11.so
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      39 Jan  1  1970 libcarla_interposer-safe.so -> ../../carla/libcarla_interposer-safe.so
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      38 Jan  1  1970 libcarla_interposer-x11.so -> ../../carla/libcarla_interposer-x11.so
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      37 Jan  1  1970 libcarla_native-plugin.so -> ../../carla/libcarla_native-plugin.so
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      29 Jan  1  1970 libcarla_utils.so -> ../../carla/libcarla_utils.so
-r--r--r--  3 root root    5597 Jan  1  1970 manifest.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root   10705 Jan  1  1970 midichanab.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root   10259 Jan  1  1970 midichanfilter.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    2756 Jan  1  1970 midichannelize.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    2661 Jan  1  1970 midifile.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3521 Jan  1  1970 midigain.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    6262 Jan  1  1970 midijoin.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    6887 Jan  1  1970 midipattern.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    6310 Jan  1  1970 midisplit.ttl
-r--r--r--  3 root root    3027 Jan  1  1970 miditranspose.ttl
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      30 Jan  1  1970 resources -> ../../../share/carla/resources
lrwxrwxrwx 15 root root      18 Jan  1  1970 styles -> ../../carla/styles

most of the MIDI plugins are from the x42 collection: https://github.com/x42/x42-plugins

Awesome, thanks! Speaking of Carla, do you find any difference between the stability / performance of running plugins directly within zrythm versus running within Carla (within zrythm)? As the developer it would be interesting to hear your feedback on this.

As long as the plugin is not bridged into another process (like GTK2 plugins), then stability/performance should be the same.

If the plugin is bridged (whole), there will be performance losses (because Zrythm needs to communicate with an external process)

I generally recommend running all LV2 plugins natively in Zrythm, unless you have a reason to use Carla to wrap them (if you want Calf UIs for example, or ZynFusion whose UI is recently broken for some reason unless you bridge it). I plan to maintain full native support for LV2 and run everything else with carla.