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Using computer keyboard as a MIDI keyboard with hydrogen

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How can I record the different sounds produced by my keyboard from different drumkits and compile them into a song, or a pattern?

 

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if you want to use sounds from 2 different drumkits you will have to merge these drumkits first.

There is no 'auto merge' function in H2, so you will have to do this manually : load drumkit 1 and then drag the sounds from drumkit 2 from the sound library to the pattern editor.

Once that's done you will be able to use all sounds from both drumkits at the same time.

However ... all instriuments (samples) will have their own midi note.  eg : the 2 snare samples from kit 1 and 2 will be mapped to different midi notes.  If you pay some attention to the placement of the sounds from drumkit 2 you might be able to map the sounds from drumkit 1 to octave 1 of your keyboard and drumkit 2 to octave 2 of your keyboard.  You can use an empty instrument to 'fill the gaps'

hope this helps

Thijs

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I can play sounds from the keyboard, but I can't figure out how to save them and compile them into a song or a pattern..

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I want to be able to play and record the sounds from my keyboard without having to manually program the notes on the pattern editor.

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aha, i clearly misunderstood the question :-S

all you need to do is hit the 'record' button and play your keyboard

see this part of the manual : http://hydrogen-music.org/hcms/node/5#sect.pattern_editor.sequence_area

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Thank you very much :)

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This is a really beautiful application, and my wishes go to all who are involved and working..