#Hydrogen added to #OSX FreeSMUG directory

News ยป #Hydrogen added to #OSX FreeSMUG directory

Posted on 16 Sep 2015 18:37

Hydrogen advanced drum machine added to Audio directory.

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.


  • 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.


  • JACK, ALSA, PortAudio and OSS audio drivers.
  • 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.


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