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Hydrogen song comminity/repository

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Corwin
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Joined: 04/17/2010

It seems like the biggest deficency with hydrogen is no community of people creating songs/song repository. www.mysongbook.com had 10's of thousands of songs in guitar-pro format before the "man" desided they must rise to save us from ourselves so we don't steal someones intellectual property. The same thing previously happed with the power tab archive. We would probably need to have the site hosted in a country that does not respect the Burne Convention or have other political ideas of owning ideas. I don't know if maybe Russia would work, but if we had a repository of songs for Hydrogen I would be like a little kid at Christmas. To go hand in hand with this if we could read in guitar-pro files it would really kick start things. Any thoughts?

Artemio
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Well, since I am from Ukraine where stealing is a way too normal thing, your plan could work ;-)

Seriously, yes, this *may* be a good idea. But you see, we have a "Share your songs" section on the forums and we only have a few songs. Do you think if we make a dedicated sharing section at the site it will work better?

Corwin
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I think if it is made easy, and people get the idea of having a library of drums for songs they know and like, then they will start to use it. It's something that will need some help getting kick-started (pun intended), but once we do I think it has to potential to expand the hydrogen user base exponentially. I don't think guitar-pro would be as popular without mysongbook.com. I really think if we could import drums from guitar-pro (and ideally vice-versa) then we would have a huge library to reach (and well beyond) this critical mass. Once all the songs are indexed people will drift in off google going "Hmm.. This Hydrogen thing looks cool". The key is making it easy to upload, revise/create new versions, search, rate and give comments.

VirtualFlavius
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Hi,

You are all welcome to join the http://assembla.com/wiki/show/hydrobeats, which is completely open-source, from top to bottom and aims to become a repository of Hydrogen-based beats and drum kits that evolves with time.

We believe it's important for the development of beat music as an art form and for future reference to have a central repository that tracks the evolution of the tools and compositions based on them. That's why the hydrobeats project was started on the assembla portal, which is originally a space for software project management.

At the moment of writing we've only posted 2 test files, but more are on the way + fun drum kits.

Feel free to register and join, submit your compositions and be part of the musical evolution.

Cheers,
VirtualFlavius
http://assembla.com/wiki/show/hydrobeats