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pb with GSCW kit - can hydrogen use sound librairies with sub-directories ?

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Tchandra
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Joined: 01/12/2013

Hi

 

I use hydrogen Drum Machine 0.9.6-svn- and Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

 

I wanted to install the GSCW kit... I downloaded the zip files, but I had a few problems with the next steps...

 

When I used the librairy import tool with the GSCW kit (local file etc), I got the new drumkit available in the bottom right window, and I was able to load it in the pattern editor with all the instrument names, but I had no sound at all (in both windows) !! Actually, in each instrument, the "layers" were empty (no file loaded).

 

I checked the directory  .hydrogen/data/drumkits/GSCW-1  (and 2...). In it, I had several sub-directories (kick, snare, etc), a drumkit.xml file, and a licence.txt file. In each sub-directories, there were several .wav files. Everything seemed to be all right. 

 

I checked the other sound librairy directories (the other drumkits, .hydrogen/data/drumkits/xxx), they had the same design. The only difference I noticed was that in the other drum directories, there were no sub-directories, all the sound files were in the main drum directory, along with the licence and drumkit.xml. files.

 

I opened the drumkit.xml file for the GSCW kit and checked the sound file names. All the files names, including the subdirectories, were correct. I thought maybe hydrogen is not able to load an instrument librairy containing subdirectories...? So I moved all the files from the subdirectories into the main directory (.hydrogen/data/drumkits/GSCW-1), erased the subdirectories and edited the drumkit.xml file manually to update all the file names.

 

I opened hydrogen and... I had access to all the sounds of the GSCW-1 drumkit ! :)

So it seems that hydrogen cannot deal with sound librairy including sub-directories or... well, any idea ?

 

mauser
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Joined: 03/30/2010

Hi!

The GSCW Kit is now also available via hydrogen's drumkit manager (the soundlibrary import dialog). Just click "update" in this dialog to fetch the current list of drumkits and then install the gscw kit. Please have a look if this works and give us some feedback :)

mauser
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Joined: 03/30/2010

But anyway, thanks for the report, i will check this issue with the zipped version, because it should work too :)

Tchandra
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Joined: 01/12/2013

Thank you for your answer ! 

 

Yes I've managed to install the 2 GSCW drumkit via the drumkit list manager. It's quite easy... all the instruments are available in the pattern editor once loaded. But, this time, all the flac files are in the same directory (.hydrogen/data/drumkits/Flac_GSCW-1), there is no subdirectory :)

 

(I installed several drumkits that way a few weeks ago, but the GSCW was not available I think, or it didn't work...  don't remember... well, whatever, it works fine now )