Hydrogen drum machine

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Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Mac and Windows. Its main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.

Official Website: http://www.hydrogen-music.org

Features

General

  • Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on QT 5.
  • Sample-based stereo audio engine, with import of sound samples in wav, au and aiff formats
  • Support of samples in compressed FLAC file.
  • Separate command-line interface (h2cli)

Sequencer and mixer

  • Pattern-based sequencer, with unlimited number of patterns and ability to chain patterns into a song.
  • Up to 192 ticks per pattern with individual level per event and variable pattern length.
  • Unlimited instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, pan capabilities.
  • Multi layer support for instruments (up to 16 samples for each instrument).
  • Sample Editor, with basic cut and loop functions.
  • Time-stretch and pitch functions via rubberband cli.
  • Playlist with scripting support
  • Advanced tap-tempo
  • Director Window with a visual metronome and song position tags
  • Timeline with variable tempo
  • Import/Export single patterns
  • Midi-Learn functionality for many gui elements
  • Multiple patterns playing at once.
  • Ability to import/export song files.
  • Unique human velocity, human time, pitch and swing functions.

Other features

  • JACK, ALSA, PulseAudio, PortAudio, CoreAudio and OSS audio drivers.
  • ALSA MIDI, JACK MIDI, CoreMidi and PortMidi input with assignable midi-in channel (1..16, ALL).
  • Import/export of drumkits.
  • Export song to wav, aiff, flac or file.
  • Export song to midi file.
  • Export song to LilyPond format.

Screenshots

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Hydrogen Main Window

main-window

Hydrogen File Browser

audio-filebrowser

Hydrogen Sample Editor

sample-editor

Hydrogen Sound Library

soundlibrary

Installation

More details in the INSTALL.md file.

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License

GPLv2+ (more details in the COPYING file.)

Happy drumming! :smiley:

Hydrogen

The git repository of the advanced drum machine

Hydrogen Info

⭐ Stars 741
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 8 months ago
🕒 Created 10 years ago
🐞 Open Issues 197
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 4
😎 Author hydrogen-music