Hydrogen 0.9.1 review

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Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux.

License: GPL
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: Alessandro Cominu
Price: $0.00
Updated: 27 Jul 2005
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Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.

Here are some key features of "Hydrogen":
Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on QT 3.
Sample-based streo 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 64 ticks per pattern with induvidual level per event and variable pattern length.
32 instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, pan capabilities.
Multi layer support for instruments (up to 16 samples for each instrument).
Ability to import/export song files.
Unique human velocity, human time and swing functions.
Multiple patterns playing at once.

OSS and Jack audio drivers, with assignable Jack ports.
ALSA MIDI input with assignable midi-in channel (1..16, ALL).
Import/export of drumkits.
Export song to wav file.
Export song to midi file.

What's New:
New graphics
Bug fix in export song (using JACK driver)
Bug fix in export song (wrong samplerate)
Follow playhead in song editor
Automatic audio driver selection
New PortAudio and PortMidi drivers
Mac Os X port
Pattern size increased: up to 4 bars
Random pitch variations
New instrument editor
Low pass filter
Insert/delete a range of patterns in song editor.

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