25.5 MB   34,463 downloads
0.9.6 Alpha 1 100% FREE GPL    
4.3/5 148
Complex and handy drum machine

editor's review





Playing the drums can be a noisy activity that is sure to bother the neighbors. Hydrogen, however, is a digital drum machine that minimizes the level of noise and gives you the power to actually record the track you’re playing.

The app has a simple interface that is quite easy to figure out by all users.

Thus, you can create several drumming patterns through a simple measure-based interface. You may choose different types of drum sounds, such as kicks, snares (jazz or rock), crashes and even hand claps. These can be arranged over the file and overlap to create a complex sound with up to 192 ticks per pattern.

There are several types of instruments available, including multiple types of drumkits, each with their own special sounds.

The app includes an advanced tab-tempo, visual metronome and song position tags. Also, it comes with an extensive music mixer that enables you to modify the volume of each instrument, as well as the sound balance.

There are several additional options available for this program. Thus, at launch it can be set to load the last used song and you can adjust the maximum number of bars for each track.

Furthermore, the program can load samples in various file folders, such as WAV, AU and AIFF. The sample editor comes with basic cut and loops functions.

The bottom line is that Hydrogen is a nice tool that can help you create nice tracks with a great tempo. Inexperienced individuals should quickly manage to figure out how to manage each feature, thanks to t the intuitive layout of the GUI.

Hydrogen was reviewed by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated on February 13th, 2013
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