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step recording, not live recording

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Joined: 05/24/2013

is it possible to use the keyboard in either drumkit or instrument mode, to type in a beat/instrument/note, and then use a scroll ahead one beat hotkey (like rosegarden does, with an arrow) and then start inputting your note(s) at that time point?
Right now this is only doable by mouse clicks. If I want to input notes using the keyboard, it only works while record-playing a pattern.
But if my keyboard or my fingers aren't fast enough, then that's too imprecise.

Joined: 03/30/2010

Although this idea sounds interesting, it is not possible with hydrogen at the moment..

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Joined: 04/20/2010

Hi drummerboy

maybe these 2 tips can help:

1) for inputting notes (using the keyboard) you can slow down your song.  that gives you some more time.  Once you have finished inputting yout notes you can set the tempo back to the original

2) play around with the quantization settings (the 'RES' setting in the pattern editor).  i would suggest setting it as low as possible. that way your input will be automatically corrected and the notes will be on the beat.


hope this helps