Zrythm 0.8.868 release

Zrythm 0.8.868 has been released!

Download it here or view the whole changelog.


  • Add recording mode selector
  • Show line numbers in backtraces when possible
  • Add recording test
  • Add tooltips to track buttons
  • Implement autofill for piano roll and timeline
  • Implement free drawing in velocity editor
  • Implement free drawing in automation editor
  • Enable VST3 on GNU/Linux
  • New optional dependency: lsp-dsp-lib
  • Add chord pads
  • Play chord on selected track when chord pad is pressed
  • Allow drag and drop from chord pad to MIDI/instrument tracks
  • Allow dragging MIDI and audio files directly into the timeline
  • Add region merge action


  • Refactor recording code: use pause/resume for punch in/out and looping
  • Update Portuguese, German, Japanese, Italian translations
  • Use libaudec with minimp3 for mp3 import support
  • Only create undoable action when all recording is finished (instead of per track/automation track)
  • Ensure that recorded audio clip name is unique (fixes recorded audio being lost due to writing to the same file)
  • Use SIMD-optimized DSP routines when available through lsp-dsp-lib
  • Update user manual
  • Ensure all drawn arranger objects are at least 1 pixel
  • Process UI events immediately when performing actions
  • Simplify code of conduct


  • Fix segfault when opening project from the edit menu
  • Fix backtrace memory leak on Windows
  • Fix track solo not being drawn as hovered when hovered
  • Fix Carla Rack (LV2) segfault on UI close
  • Fix same descriptor instance being added to both cached VST descriptors and plugin manager
  • Fix automation point coordinates sometimes being negative when drawing in the automation arranger
  • Arranger: fix region_at_start not being set to NULL after freeing
  • Fix crash when moving tracks when clip editor region was in the affected tracks
  • Recording: fix track pause events being sent when nothing is being recorded
  • Fix crash when undoing deletion of tracks with LV2 plugins with worker interfaces


  • Remove ffmpeg dependency
  • Remove libgtop related code

That’s one hell of a release. Thanks a lot.
I can’t wait to try it!

What was the biggest challenge for this release?

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What was the biggest challenge for this release?

No big challenges. The recording stuff was a bit tricky