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Is this drumkit.xml correct?

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Dardeer
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Hi

I'm trying to create a drumkit using some wav files i downloaded from various places. So, I wrote the drumkit.xml file, copied the folder to /home/me/.hydrogen/data, then started hydrogen (version 0.9.3). But all I get are the first four instruments, with one layer only (one of those instruments should have 8 layers). So I' thinking there is something wrong with my syntax. Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance

mauser
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Joined: 03/30/2010

Hi!

Hm, the drumkit.xml looks good so far, at least i'm not able to find an error by just reading it. But writing the file by hand is error prone.. why don't you take an existing kit as a start and modidy it? That should be easier. Btw. the "load sample" dialog in hydrogen 0.9.4 is a little bit more comfortable then the dialog in 0.9.3.

Dardeer
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Well, I opted for writing the drumkit by hand so I can control the size or level of which each layer is triggered better, as the instrument editor dialog dosn't allow to to make eight layers of the same size for example. And I was going to modify an existing kit, but I don't know how to change the name of each instrument.

Anyway, I currently use Ubuntu Studio 9.04. But 9.10 should be released tomorrow, which I'm going to upgrade to. I hope it ships with hydrogen 0.9.4, or I'll install the packages manually.

Thanks for your help anyway

mauser
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Joined: 03/30/2010

Hi!

No, it's not in karmic, but you can get it from our download page.
Renaming an instrument can be done by double-clicking on the instrument name in the instrument-rack. There's a "auto-velocity" function in 0.9.4 which gives every layer the same vel. range. Just open the "open layer" dialog and select multiple layers (hold down ctrl during select) and all that layers will be loaded at once..

Dardeer
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Joined: 04/17/2010

wow, that auto velocity sounds very helpful. I think I will upgrade to 0.9.4.

Thanks