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WestOfBen
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I am running 0.9.6 preview on Windows 7 Ultimate/Premium/Whatever (at home) and Windows XP Pro SP3 (at work).  No Jack, straight PortAudio on both.

I have been using Hydrogen for nearly a week and a half. Have successfully exported two very complex songs to WAV numerous times. I then import the WAV files into Reaper and I am in business. No issues at all until yesterday when I started work on a new song on my home PC.

Now, when I export any songs to WAV, Hydrogen ignores the BPM tags. Occasionally the WAV will be corrupt and jump around the song. Nothing seems to make a difference. Same thing happens on the Windows XP PC. Even creating a completely new song doesn't fix things.

If I had more time, I would try to assist you with Windows development. Unfortunately I do not :-(

mauser
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Hi!

 

The bpm tags are not working for the export functionality! This has never worked before, it is not implemented :-/

thijs
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fyi: i added this remark to the FAQ

WestOfBen
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Hah, that would explain it! The first two songs I did were devoid of any time changes! Managed to either extend the patterns, double the resolution or work around it.

I must say - I am in LOVE with Hydrogen!

Why? Intuitive. Sound samples are awesome. Allows me to write songs squickly. Allows me to play bass IN TIME and share the recordings with other band members.

I really hope the Windows fork continues. If I must, I will use a Linux distro on another PC. I am not averse to that option, but I am hardware poor right now.

I have developed software in the past, it was my previous job. I was ok at it, however I fear I would be largely out of my depth helping the cause.

Thank you for the reply!

WestOfBen
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As a side note. Here's what happens:

1. If I have no BPM tags, export works fine with BPM turned on

2. If I have BPM tags, with BPM on, export goes seriously kooky

3. Of course, BPM off with BPM tags exports fine

So there appears to be something in the code that tries to do something with the tags. As soon as it hits a BPM change it goes wobbly in the exported WAV.

Cheers

wolke
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yes,

as mauser explain the diskwriter driver don't support bpm changes. but a goal can be to run h2 under jack. so it is possible to connect hydrogen to audio inputs from your preferred daw. some good infos about jackd and windows are here available. http://jackaudio.org/jack_on_windows

in this case you can record all audio without the export step. also you can record live sessions if you play for example via a midi drum controller.

also hydrogen under jack have much more power because under windows you can start jackd by using an asio driven device. that increase the latency.

 

greetings wolke

 

edit:

an hydrogen & jackd & asio under windows example screen-shot. http://hydrogen.popez.org/hcms/sites/default/files/pictures/hydrogenwind...

cametan
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Hello.

I'm using Hydrogen on Windows7 with Lenovo Thinkpad X220 and a big fan of it.

However, I see some troubles around multi-output of Hydrogen on Windows7, I've not found a report about it, and let me write about it.

On Windows7, as long as I know, the probability of success about exporting song (as wav) with multi-out, or as separate tracks is less than 1/10; in other words, with higher probability hydrogen irregularily stops with an error message. A few files were made (for examle, if you were making drum tracks with snare, bass, h.h, crash, ride, snare and bass are made), but before rendering the rest, hydrogen dies or crashes.

I checked what is going on. In the situation of the example above, snare.wav and bass.wav are superficially completed, but if I listen those, the 2nd file (in this example, bass.wav) includes sound of the other tracks. I mean there must some bug around naming files and referencing sound. I guess Hydrogen prepares numbers of filename but sometimes accidentally a unified sound output is formatted, and then rest file names must refer "empty sound", or "unexisted sound".

I wonder if this occurs only on my PC or not. 

My PC's spec is like:

CPU: Intel Core i7-2620M @ 2.70GHz

Merory: 8192MB

Chip: Intel HD Graphics Family

 

Thanks.

wolke
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hi,

which version of hydrogen you use? are you using the 0.9.6alpha1 version from february 2011?

maybe this is a bug on windows7. i compiled all here available hydrogen0.9.5-0.9.6 windows versions under windows-XP 32 bit and never test it really rigorous under windows7 and above all not on a64 bit system.

greetings

wolke

cametan
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Hello, mr. wolke.

Yes, I'm using the 0.9.6alpha released in the early of this year.

I see this may occur only on Windows7. Is it better to compile the source code by myself? Is MinGW useful for it?

Anyway, I was looking for the substitution, included vsti; however conceptually speaking, there is nothing better than Hydrogen as the powerful drum system.

Thanx.

wolke
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use http://qt.nokia.com/downloads qt sdk cross platform development framework. generally it is a not trivial to solve all dependences needed by h2 under windows, but it is possible. if you successfully build a current version please let us know how you do it.

greetings   

DominoJr
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I'm using 0.9.6 preview release for windows [Feb 2 2011]

When I click:

Project, Export Song, then check the box for Export to separate tracks, then click export, some of the sounds are missing when I import the resulting WAV files into Pro Tools or Audacity. Pieces of symbol work mostly.

Any ideas?

wolke
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cab you give us more informations. are there missing instruments or missing parts from your song?