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Fezzler
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Hi. I really like Hydrogen. But REAPER in Windows (Vista HP 32 bit) is becoming my main go to daily DAW. (I used to use Ardour in Ubuntu).

I think I know the answer after some research but being a noob I need to validate. I cannot use Hydrogen with REAPER, correct? I know it is not a VST or VSTi. But I wasn't sure if there is a work around.

I'd like to know before a switch to or buy a drum package that does work with REAPER. Thanks.

Oh, will there be a time where use with REAPER is added?

Fez

KBWood
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Well, I'm in the same boat as you. What you could do is have your complete or in the works drum track in hydrogen, and export each drum (snare,kick, hats, etc.) seperately as WAV files. Once you have each WAV in Reaper, you would name it appropriately and you would then have the freedom to EQ, compress, and do whatever to each track. This works great, but I would love to see hydrogen be 'rewire' compatible or whatever it would take to use in Reaper myself.

This is in a sense a workaround for sure, but as soon as you want to add or take away a hit on a certain drum, you have to do it in hydrogen then overwrite the WAV you had saved for that drum and replace it in Reaper with the updated one.

Fezzler
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Well, I will follow and use Hydrogen. But not having access inside REAPER was not a productive work around for me.

I went out and purchased a low cost but quality piece of drum software, Fxpansion BFD eco.

http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=103

They sound great and work in REAPER. But for all my research, I still goofed. BFD eco has no sequencer. Mainly kits and loops and grooves etc. Now I believe I can use MIDI to record realtime. I may also be able record grooves and then edit in REAPER sequencer. Not sure.

Frankly, I was so confused between software and hardware drum options, someone on REAPER IRC chat recommended BFD eco so I took a leap of faith and bought it.

I'm sure I'll get use for it. The drums sound awesome.

KBWood
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Joined: 04/17/2010

You'll get it. I've been looking for the same block(squares) sequence type thing in Reaper. I'm still new at it, but what I've done is just use the MIDI editor in Reaper. Once you have it open, it's a lot like Hydrogen with an unlimited pattern so to speak. You can double click to make squares for the drum hits on each instrument, but I love Hydrogen for the patterns. To have say a verse pattern, chorus pattern, etc. that you can make 4 or 8 times, it's just not as easy with the MIDI editor in Reaper, but I'm trying to get used to it. Still hydrogen would be awesome to plug into Reaper somehow.

As far as what you purchased...get them samples into Reaper and use the MIDI editor and you'll get your sounds going at least. In the meantime, let's push for Hydrogen to be compatible at some time. Good luck programming beats!

Fezzler
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Joined: 04/17/2010

Played with it last night a bit. So you can build a groove or loop with BFD Eco and either record it in REAPER as sound or simply drag and drop into a track.

They you can double click on track and edit in REAPER Midi editor. So, it may not be too bad. I did notice that some grooves dropped some Midi data after being dragged in. I'll assume that is some effects.

Overall, may not be too bad after all for what I need for now.

gnzb
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Joined: 09/22/2011

i'm in the same boat too.
i know jack but it is a bit complicated on windows for me.
eventually i made a vst plugin for Hydrogen's drumkits from scratch.
(i'm a delphi programmer and i don't know c++.)

i simply started it for my personal use, but for someone in the same situation
i release it as a free software today of the sad day REM have split up.
download url is http://sites.google.com/site/ginzware/

thanks a lot to Hydrogen developers and drumkits builders!

Campusanis
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Joined: 09/17/2013

Sorry for reusing this old thread but DrumQ looks really great, I'd love to use it!

The only thing I can't figure out is the velocity layers. I can load any Hydrogen drumkit fine but the velocity layers don't show up properly; only one layer from "0-0" and one from "1-127" are displayed, even when multiple layers are spread out across the spectrum. Any idea what could be happening here?

nymusicman
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Joined: 09/10/2015

So install REAPER in wine and use WineASIO. Then use Jack to route Hydrogen to Reaper.

REAPER Linux installer

http://forum.cockos.com/showthread.php?t=26690

WineASIO

http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/wiki/wineasio_and_reaper