Hydrogen v0.9.6-RC2
by Alessandro Cominu
(Alessandro Cominu Website)
Owned by user Stacey

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Last Updated: 2014-06-26
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Software Description

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.

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Click to see the Hydrogen Tutorials


  • Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on QT 3.
  • 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 64 ticks per pattern with individual 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, 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 file.
  • Export song to midi file.

Changes in v1.2

  • Fixed midi and pc keyboard input
  • Fixed panning for midi and pc keyboard input
  • Updated CoreAudio driver to new API
  • The clock is now initialized correctly
  • Fixed alsa driver deadlock
  • Removed deprecated libarchive api calls
  • Fixed memory leaks
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