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Importing non h2 kits

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Terry Boy
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Hi . . a newbie here.

Found a kit with brushes here as a free download here http://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/p40-brush-kit/

Unable to import it as a 'local file' as it is just a lot of wave files in a folder.

I guess it can't be re-named as an H2 kit with them not having a .xml file included.

Ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance . . .

 

Loving Hydrogen by the way!

 

Terry

thijs
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hi Terry and welcome !

you cannot import anything else than a h2drumkit directly into hydrogen :-(

however, there are ways to fix that :-)

1) you can create a new drumkit by importing all the saples manually one by one (that will keep you busy for a while ;-)

2) there are some scripts available to auto-create a h2drumkit :

if you are a linux user you can check out this script i made : http://audio-and-linux.blogspot.be/2012/10/hydrogen-drumkit-creator-script-v5-is.html

for windows users i think someone posted a link to a script on the forum some time ago but i cant find it right away ... i'll post back here if i find it

good luck !

grtz

Thijs

 

Terry Boy
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Sorry for the late reply . . .

Thanks Thijs but I don't use Linux.

Would it even be possible to paste some of the WAV files into an existing kit somehow?

Maybe renaming them would work.

Not sure if that makes sense.

I don't even need the WHOLE Brush kit I downloaded, maybe just around 5 or 6 samples from it.

 

Thanks again . . .

Terry

thijs
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Hi Terry

If you only need a couple of samples than you can import them manually

You can create a new drumkit (see http://hydrogen-music.org/hcms/node/5#sect.instrument_editing.new_kit)

or you can add your samples to an existing drumkit :

- load the drumkit you want to add the samples to

- goto Insruments > New Instrument,  A new instrument is added to the drumkit and is automatically selected

- in the Instruments Editor (bottom right) you can now click on the 'new instrument' name to edit it.  Enter the new name

- in Instrument Editor click on 'Layers' and next click on 'Load layer'

- select the sample file (WAV/FLAC) you want to add to the drumkit and hit Open

The sample is now added to the drumkit

If the sample is well edited (no silence in the beginning of the sample) you should be all set and ready to save your drumkit (Instrument - Save library)

if the sample needs to be trimmed down you can use the sample editor to do this (see http://hydrogen-music.org/hcms/node/5#sect.layer_editing)

 

hope this helps!

grtz

Thijs

Terry Boy
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Brilliant!!

 

Thanks Thijs! I will give that a bash and see how it goes.

 

Onwards . . .

 

Terry Boy
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Update . . .

 

Thanks again Thijs . . . You're advice above worked a treat.

 

Muchos Gracias.

:)

thijs
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aha, another happy customer ;-)

glad it worked !

 

grtz

thijs

lilbobthebassplayer
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definitely thank you for the advice!