So I just started this program.
I have tons of VST plugins Mostly VST2 but also VST3, both 32-bit and 64-bit. Zrythm seems to be “Skipping” almost all of them. Of course, I’m using Windows.
Yet it’s taking like 5 minutes to start the application. For plugins that it won’t even use.
When it finally opened, I was greeted with two ‘non-fatal’ errors. I bug reported it, maybe those hexadecimal values are helpful.
I wanted to use the setBfree LV2 plugin, simply to see how it works; it only comes in LV2.
The main reason I tried Zrythm is because of LV2 support, no other DAWs support it aside from Ardour, and you might imagine its workflow is an acquired taste that I could not endure within in its 10 minute demo limit. I couldn’t open the GUI of the LV2 plugin in Ardour, and I couldn’t figure out how to delete Channel 10 of a MIDI track, or assign setBfree to an existing track.
So I moved on to Zrythm. It showed the LV2 plugin GUI, nice. I could hit a few keys on the GUI and inside the piano roll, but my MIDI controller didn’t make a sound.
So I tried to drag a MIDI file over. “Can’t load MIDI on existing tracks”, it said. So I loaded the MIDI as a new track, but I couldn’t set that track to a plugin.
After fiddling around, I’d get countless “non-fatal” errors when doing various things, notably hitting notes on the piano roll trying to get some audio output from the plugin.
Eventually it just decided to crash, and stopped responding and closed itself. All in all, a good evaluation period.
If you think your software is worth money, you should hope it can compete in practice.