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MickW
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Hi

 

New to Hydrogen and Linux so a steep learning curve for me!

 

Just wanted to ask for some help here:  I have put tohether a few basic drum patterns and tried to save them as pattern files (.h2 files).  Unfortunately when I try to re-open them Hydrogen is not loading them up.  I have opened the files in Leafpad and I can see that the data are there.  Probably something I am doing wrong but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

All the best

 

Mick

oddtime
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shouldn't it be a .h2pattern extension?

Ho do you open it?
What happens when you import it?

Conjecture: maybe it is imported but you don't see it because it's the last in the list, having the same name of another pattern in the top (ie Pattern 1), just scroll down the list.

MickW
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Hi - thanks for the reply

I think the problem seems to be that the files I am downloading from the web are saving as text documents (in Chrome) and .XML (in Firefox) and hydrogen can't recognise them.  I don't know how to fix this!

MickW

 

mauser
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Hi! Hydrogen patterns (.h2pattern) are XML files, so thats OK. How are You opening the files exactly in hydrogen? 

MickW
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Hi there - thanks for the reply! 

I am using the Open Pattern dialog under the Project menu which takes me to home/username/.hydrogen/data/patterns

Oddly enough I can open patterns from the 'Recent' dialog, which are things that I have written and saved but it just seems to be things that I d/l that I am having the problems with...

mauser
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Strange.. can you send me a link to a pattern which you have downloaded and which is not working?

MickW
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this is one that I tried to d/l but it opened up as a text file

https://github.com/hydrogen-music/Song-and-pattern-repository/blob/maste...

I am also finding it quite hard to find many patterns on the web - can anyone point me in the direction of a good place to look? That is assuming I can sort out my technical difficulties!

Thanks in advance

Mick

 

mauser
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Hi!

Maybe there was something wrong with the download? If you want patterns from that repository, you can use the soundlibrary import dialog (Instruments -> Import Soundlibrary). Then go down to the end of the list, there is the pattern that you're looking for. After you have installed it, it should show up in the soundlibrary browser.

MickW
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Sorry, noob question (!)  

Where would I find the soundlibrary browser?

MickW
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Okay found the soundlibrary manager via FAQ's - I have tried to install the JazzRockFast pattern and it appears to install but I can't find the file anywhere.  I do have a JazzRockFast pattern already downloaded which has saved as .xml but if I try to install it using the open pattern dialog, nothing happens.  I can't install it via sound library manager as it will only search for drumkits to install (*.h2drumkit files) and not patterns.

 

Stuck now - any help willl be much appreciated :o) 

 

Yonx
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Hi,

 

I have the same issue : I can't open patterns from the main menu Project -> Open Pattern.

If I try to open a saved pattern from that menu, nothing happen even if the pattern is for the same Drumkit as the current song.

 

To open a saved pattern, the only solution I have fond (which is fine to me) is to load it from the Pattern Options menu in the song Editor (see http://www.hydrogen-music.org/hcms/node/5#fig.song_editor.virtualPattern... )  --> "Load Pattern".