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Mixing drum kits

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wanna-be a dj
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i'm interested in making some hip hop songs, and noticed that i liked a kick drum from one kit, but a clap and hi hat from another. can i put these sounds in the same kit so they can be used in the same pattern? also, how could i make a 2-3 second sustained kick drum sound?

archman
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you can export sounds from one kit by actually playing just one of them for one time and exporting them in wav (you'll get a sample you want), and then import it into new kit. (That's how I would customize a kit)
For a sustained bass try googling...i dunno...deep bass sample?
Sorry for bad explanation.

wanna-be a dj
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so then how do i export it? btw in case if you're getting annoyed i'm new to not only hydrogen but electronic beatmaking and linux also. thank you for the advice you've already given me

wolke
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hi, mixing drumkits is quite easy with hydrogen 0.9.4
yust drag a instrument from soundlibrary (left side) and drop it into a existing drumkit (pattern editor instruments list at the right right side). now you can save your customized drumkit using instruments -> save library as a brand new drumkit (soundlibrary). but this is nonessential. if you save a song with a customized drumkit, next time you open this song, hydrogen will restore your customized soundlibrary (drumkit). imo, this is the better way, you save memory. there are no duplicated sample files into your data directory also the soundlibrary on the left side don't grow so much.

if you are quite new with linux, i think you work with hydrogen 0.9.3.
this is at the moment the default h2 version used by the most linux distributions. to get the advanced sondlibrary features you have to upgrade to 0.9.4.
if you use ubuntu you can follow this steps to upgrade.

1. open a console
2. wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/hydrogen/hydrogen_0.9.4beta2_i386.deb
3. sudo apt-get remove hydrogen
4. sudo dpkg -i hydrogen_0.9.4beta2_i386.deb
5. rm hydrogen_0.9.4beta2_i386.deb
6. hydrogen

archman
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export sample by putting one 'note' of the sample in the 'playlist' (ie if you put snare only once, when you start the song you will hear only one snare hit. get it?
sorry for bad explanation.
And then you just export song (in this case you will end getting just one note played, so you'll practically get that sample you want)
;)

wanna-be a dj
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thanks to both of you. the beta version of hydro 9.4 works really well though so i won't be needing any more help with sounds. i do want to find out how i can burn a cd using a song i made from hydro

wanna-be a dj
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nvmd about that either i want to know how i can get my usb keyboard (the fat printer plugin) to connect to the midi port on my laptop.

mauser
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Just connect your keyboard via usb to the pc and startup qjacktl. Then choose "connect" and switch to the alsa tab. Your keyboard should appear here and can be connected to hydrogen.
- Sebastian