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moving through songs in playlist smoothly??

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allan_k
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as per a comment I have made in a previous post, whenever I try to move forward or back a song in the playlist-- play stops and I need to restart.. Is there a way to do this smoothly??

wolke
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NO!!! :) this is absolute impossible.

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wolke

allan_k
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Pity about that but it makes sense.

I guess then the feature that we have discussed in the thread about changing drum kits in a pattern is most needed. That is taking the MIDI concepts of Programs and being able to send a program change to change the drum set... 

Not that I'm a coder but within a song if a number of programs (say 32,64 or 128?) could be loaded into RAM with the song (this is how hardware samplers do it :)), that could possibly provide a workable solution.. 

A further enhancement would be to separate the song from the loaded programs and have a bunch of programs that could be combined together as a set. 

Of course I know there are probably a bunch of other priorities at the moment, so this is jst for wish list down the track..

 

 

 

wolke
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in hydrogen it is possible to arrange unlimited instruments. so it is no problem to load all instruments you need in one set. than there is no need to do implement a feature as you describe. also there are tons of midi mappers available  for example http://www.cowlark.com/amidimap/. so everything is possible. changing midi-maps can do this yob much better than reloading drumsets in hydrogen.

greetings wolke

wolke
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hi allan,

i understand your problem :). imo, to implement this feature to hydrogen we have to rewrite the whole hydrogen core. and in this case we talk about hundreds of hours work and month of community testing, because so big rewrites produce many new bugs. fore sure, there are really good developers somewhere who can do this in only for example 20 hours without any bugs. but i can not perform this. of course i can only talk about me and from my perspective.

and from my perspective, subscribing to hydrogen makes not really sense, because all developers work only in here spare time on hydrogen. paul davis is working full time on ardour and earns his livelihood. imo, this is a big difference.  i enjoy working on hydrogen only from pure leisure. the work on hydrogen relaxes me and allows me the open source community to give something back. monetary obligations of this concept would be completely absurd. sorry :). and if I would choose to take money, i would also charge the work normally. then a cost estimate for this feature would be approximately estimated ~7,200€. voll krass :).

greetings wolke 

 

allan_k
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Thanks Wolke, 

I understand completely where you are coming from. I hope the offer of money hasn't offended you. I do realise the amount I offered didn't match the effort involved but obviously I can't afford the ~7,200€ 

If this is a rewrite of the entire core then I wouldn't want you to do this. While not a programmer, I work in the IT industry and understand the implications of this completely.  

It appears I may be able to use another app MIDIdings, which can accept a program message change to change midi mapping.. This would allow me to use the sampler features of hydrogen in conjunction with the sequencing capability of SEQ24.. although I'm not convinced this is the best solution (miss out on features such as rubberband) .. I will play with it for a while and see if it covers my needs.. 

I do appreciate you putting some thought into this and definitely appreciate the work you guys have all been doing even if it doesn't match my needs.

 

cheers 

 

Allan