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

Hydrogen 1.0.0-beta1 released

Hi everyone,

i'm happy to announce the first beta release of Hydrogen 1.0.0-beta1.

It includes the following features:

  • QT5 support
  • Midi feedback
  • OSC support (incl. feedback)
  • Playback track
  • Menu redesign
  • Note probability property
  • Velocity automation
  • Full screen mode
  • New default kit: GMRockKit

The source code and the binaries (for Windows) are available at SourceForge. Due to some last-minute problems with mxe and our build system the windows binaries are lacking jack and OSC support, but i hope this problem can be solved in a beta2 release.

Hydrogen 0.9.7 released

Hi everyone,

i'm happy to announce the release of Hydrogen 0.9.7.

Among tons of bug fixes and smaller improvements the following new
features are included:

- The color of the SongEditors squares is now configurable
- Added support for midi cymbal choking
- Added support for midi hihat pressure control
- Added hihat pressure groups
- Added basic non session manager support
- Added instrument components
- Basic lilypond export
- New windows cross compilation script
- Support for soundlibrary images
- Configurable sample selection algorithm
- Support for soundlibraries with images
- New midi action:

Hydrogen 0.9.7-beta3 released

Hi everyone,
it is time to announce the release of Hydrogen 0.9.7-beta3. The third (and hopefully the last) beta version of Hydrogen 0.9.7 contains the following changes:

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14 ways to contribute to Hydrogen !

Hi all


The Hydrogen team is happy to announce the '14 ways to contribute to Hydrogen' campaign !

With this 'campaign' we are hoping to get some motivated people on board

Experienced programmers are of course very welcome, but we also want to make it as easy as possible for _anyone_ to get involved in the project

For this purpose we created the '14 ways to contribute to Hydrogen' page

There you can find -surprise, surprise- 14 different ways you can contribute to Hydrogen


In other words : you just ran out of excuses why you cant contribute !  ;-)

So we hope to welcome you to the team very soon !! 


The Hydrogen team

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Hydrogen 0.9.6 released

For those of you that are not subscribed to the development mailing list, here you can find the official release message as posted by Sebastian (aka Mauser) on August 4th

Hydrogen 0.9.6-beta3 released

A new version of hydrogen, "0.9.6-beta3", was just released . The release contains a range of bugfixes and a small set of new features.

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Drumkit Contest : And the winners are ...

Hi all,

Today the winners of the drumkit contest can finally be announced, but first of all a _big_ thank you to all the people that participated and to the members of the jury !

8 people entered the contest and submitted 11 drumkits.  Some drumkits are small, others really big, some are very well engineered and others are ... euh ... 'special'  ;-)

Ok, enough blah-blah already !  WHO WON ??


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Hydrogen Spring Drumkit Contest CLOSED

Hi all, we just officially closed the Drumkit Contest !

We received 10 drumkits, and some of them are ... euh … let's say 'surprising' ;-)

For those that submitted a drumkit : good luck !

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Drumkit contest NEWSFLASH


The Hydrogen Spring Drumkit Contest closing date has been moved from June 15 to June 29 2012

This gives you 2 weeks extra to finish the drumkit(s) you are working on :-)

So for those of you going 'I just wish I had a couple of extra days to finish this fantastic drumkit I'm working on ...' : voila !

Your prayers have just been answered !

(the details on the contest page will be updated asap)


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Hydrogen Spring Drum Kit Contest launches today !


Some time ago there was a small poll on the Hydrogen site asking the Hydrogen users (aka 'you' ;-) what feature you wanted more than anything else.

Your answer was clear : "more and better drum kits".

We promised to do something about this, and here it is : the 'Hydrogen Spring Drum Kit Contest'

The goal of this fun contest is simple: with your help we hope to expand Hydrogen's sound library with some great new drum kits.

And since this is a contest there are some really neat prizes to win!

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