Hydrogen for MAC

v 0.9.6
Category  Music Audio

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About Hydrogen For MAC

Hydrogen GNU/Linux's advanced drum machine. Its primary goal is to provide professional, yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.



  • QT 4 is a very user-friendly, modular, quick, and intuitive graphical interface.
  • Stereo audio engine that uses samples to generate stereo sound. Imports sound samples in.wav and.au formats.
  • Support for samples in compressed FLAC files
Mixer and sequencer:
  • A pattern-based sequencer that allows you to create unlimited numbers of patterns and can even chain them together into a song.
  • Maximum 192 ticks per design with an individual level per event, and variable length.
  • Unlimited instrument tracks with volume, solo, solo, and pan capabilities.
  • Multi-layer support for instruments (upto 16 samples per instrument).
  • Sample Editor with basic cut- and loop functions. (NEW)
  • Rubberband cli provides pitch and time-stretch functions. You will need the rubberband-cli package. (NEW)
  • Play-lists that can be scripted. (NEW)
  • Advanced tab-tempo (NEW)
  • Director Window with a visual metronome, song position tags, and a visual metronome (NEW)
  • Time-line with variable pace. (NEW)
  • Both single and stacked pattern modes are available. (NEW)
  • Export/Import single patterns into song projects. (NEW)
  • Midi learning via Shift+MouseClick for many gui-cotrollers, combined with a setting editor. (NEW)
  • Ability to import/export songs files
  • Unique human velocity, human pitch, and swing functions
  • Multiple patterns can be played at once
  • JACK, ALSA and PortAudio are audio drivers for OSS, JACK, ALSA and PortAudio.
  • ALSA MIDI, PortMidi input with assignable midi in channel (1..16; ALL).
  • Drumkit import/export
  • Export song to wav or flac.
  • Export song to midi.

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Whats New

Version 0.9.6 (beta1):

First beta of the upcoming 0.9.6 release.

  • Jack midi support
  • Jack session support
  • Undo
  • tab-based interface (optimized for netbooks)