Hydrogen 1.2.2

Hydrogen is an advanced virtual drum machine which has a libraries of samples and patterns. Hydrogen allows you to generate rhythmic patterns to be used as accompanying for your performances. Hydrogen can be used alone, emulating a drum machine based on patterns, or via an external MIDI keyboard, or sequencer software. The program is quite simple to use, features a lot of options and drum sets that can differentiate the sounds to meet the wide scope of requirements that derive from different music genres like rock, metal, pop, electronic and jazz. Hydrogen features include multi layer support for instruments (up to 16 samples for each instrument), unlimited instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, pan capabilities, sample Editor, with basic cut and loop functions, up to 192 ticks per pattern with individual level per event and more.

Hydrogen key features:
Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on QT 4.
Sample-based stereo audio engine, with import of sound samples in .wav, .au and .aiff formats.
Support of samples in compressed FLAC file.

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. Require the rubberband-cli package.
Play-lists with scripting function.
Advanced tab-tempo.
Director Window with a visual metronome and song position tags.
Time-line with variable tempo.
Single and stacked pattern mode.
Export/Import single patterns into song projects.
Midi learning via Shift+MouseClick on many gui-cotrollers combined with a midi settings editor.
Ability to import/export song files.
Unique human velocity, human time, pitch and swing functions.
Multiple patterns playing at once.

Other features:
JACK, ALSA, PortAudio and OSS audio drivers.
JACK MIDI, ALSA MIDI and PortMidi input with assignable midi-in channel (1..16, ALL).
Import/export of drumkits.
Export song to wav, aiff, flac or ogg file.
Export song to midi file.
Export song to lilypond file.

Hydrogen Screenshot

Latest version: 1.2.2 (09 Sep 2023)
License: Open Source
System requirements: Windows 7/8/10/11
Download: Hydrogen-1.2.2-win64.exe (40.3 MB)
Download: Hydrogen-1.2.2-win32.exe (41.1 MB)

See also:
Giada Loop Machine
LMMS - Linux MultiMedia Studio
Virtual DJ Home Free Edition

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