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Request for 80s sound libraries

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Dolph Lindgren
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Hi everybody,
hydrogen is great, it's so easy on my resources.
I only wish there were more free sound libraries like they have in the soundfont-format (.sf2).
The average user like me has no real opportunity to create his own. So do you people take requests?
I would really like to see a Simmons SDS-5 or LinnDrum sound library,
both are the main 80s electronic drum sounds, I am surprised nobody has yet taken them on.
I have the .wav samples for the SDS if you need them.

Thanks,
Dolph

florhcs
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Hello. I'm using Windows
If you have the *.wav so have a look at the
"C:\Program Files\Hydrogen\data\drumkits" directory. There you can find the directorys for the drumkits. For example:
"C:\Program Files\Hydrogen\data\drumkits\Roland SC-88"
Create a directory "Simmons SDS-5" and copy all the *.wav to it.
Use a drumkit.xml from the directory:
"C:\Program Files\Hydrogen\data\drumkits\GMkit"
Should exist from the installation of Hydrogen. Copy it to your directory "Simmons SDS-5".
I use the programm "conTEXT" to edit it. You can it download.
In that file you find the sections

1
Bell Tree.wav
Bell Tree

Just replace in the section the filename with your *.wav names. Rename it in the section with you want see as instrument name. Thake care you have for all you wav files an entry here and delete sections you don't need. Also take care to handle the 1 section. One unique number for each instrument. Restart Hydrogen and you can see your new drumkit.
So that's all :-)

Dolph Lindgren
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Thanks very much, I will see if it works with me.

Dolph Lindgren
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wow! it works perfetly and sounds so smooth.
Your instruction was extremely helpful, Thanks again.

florhcs
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enjoy it :-) like I do :-)