Skip to Content

Problem using GSCW1 and GSCW2 kits under linux

10 replies [Last post]
linuxdan
Offline
Joined: 06/27/2011

Hi,

I downloaded 3 kits for Hydrogen : GSCW1 and GSCW2 and BigMono.

All 3 kits get loaded and work fine under Windows 7. (only problem encounteres under windows is delay when using midi pad as input) but the kits work fine, midi problem aside.

The BigMono kit works also under linux (ubuntu 12.10) but neither GSCW1 nor GSCW2 work under linux for me.

Is this a known issue?

Thanks in advance for your info about this problem.
Dan

 

thijs
thijs's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/20/2010

just tried to install the GSCW-1 (on ubuntu 12.04) and it work fine

i did notice that this is a flac drumkit (?)

did you instal it via the Import library > Internet ?

linuxdan
Offline
Joined: 06/27/2011

Hi,

I checked the  versions. The Linux is actually an Ubuntu 13.04. with Hydrogen 0.9.6 (Feb 24 2013)

Windows is Windows 7. With Hydrogen 0.9.6 preview (Feb 2011)

 

I downloaded the drum kits localy to filesystem and then did :

Menu : "instruments" --> "import library" --> "local file" (browse) --> install.

 

Thanks for your help.

Dan

thijs
thijs's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/20/2010

so installing as local file doesnt work ?

can you try to install directly form our drumkit repo (instrument > import library > internet) ?

 

grtz

Thijs

linuxdan
Offline
Joined: 06/27/2011

Installing from the repo (internet) works. Thanks for the tip!  :)

I still have 2 questions :

1/ I am surprised  because the GSCW-1and GSCW-2 kits are less than 20 MB in size, in the repo. But when I downloaded the files locally it was more like around 100 MB. Seems like a very big difference. Are they really the same kits?

2/ And how come installing it locally on the Windows version of Hydrogen works?  :) without having to install from the repo? For the same drumkit file that does not work under Linux.

Thanks again for all your help.

Dan

thijs
thijs's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/20/2010

where did you download the GSCW-1 kits that you installed locally ?

diff in size could be flac <> wav (i guess that's why the one on the repo is called '_flac' 

grtz

Thijs

thijs
thijs's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/20/2010

sounds ok here

are you sure it's not just clipping ?  (check the VU meter)

grtz

Thijs

linuxdan
Offline
Joined: 06/27/2011

Sorry about the delay to reply.

So its kind of quirky... in Ubuntu, if I use another program that uses audio first. Like looking at a youtube video in my browser, for example. Then I launch Hydrogen. Then there is no more "crackling" when using the kit.

Weird huh?

So basically that is what I do, I open a video before using Hydrogen. Hehehe  :) Its a workaround...

Dan

thijs
thijs's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/20/2010

are you useing jack as audio driver ?

linuxdan
Offline
Joined: 06/27/2011

ALSA I believe

 

Dan

thijs
thijs's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/20/2010

you can check this by going to Tools > Preferences > Audio system tab

the first drop down will show you what driver you are using

for best performance you should use jack

see http://jackaudio.org/jack_on_windows

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h883l3PUJ50