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cannot import drum kits

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memphis
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hey, folks!

i've downloaded hydrogen for windows just this evening and installed it...trying a bit to create some beats i found it just boring so i downloaded also the available drumkits...

now i got em in my download directory, trying to import them into hydrogen but it always says "an error occured importing the drumkit"...

perhaps i do a mistake while importing them but i use the importfunction of the drumkit-manager...

perhaps someone else has that problem or can show me some tricks how to try it another way...

sorry for mz bad english but i am from germany...

Sepal
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Joined: 04/17/2010

I have the same problem. I also tried to install it directly from the internet (with hydrogen), but it doesn't work to.

memphis
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search for the workaround, it works ;) i got it the same night ^^

Sepal
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Sorry, but I don't know what you mean ^^

Gryken
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Edited out dumbness on my part, apparently I didn't catch the fact that you can't name a folder .hydrogen when you have show extensions turned on, I was attempting to manually create the folder and windows didn't like that.

xbrando
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I have the same problem. It doesen't work. I have tryied to import all kind of drum kits, from internet and from local files with no positive result. Windows version.

omega3
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FOR WINDOWS:

Additional notes re: installation of drum kits:

1) Download and install the Windows version (Windows installer 2006/03/09) of 'Hydrogen' from:

http://www.hydrogen-music.org/index.php?p=download

2) Download all the additional drum kits of interest from:

http://www.hydrogen-music.org/index.php?p=drumkits

to a temporary directory, lets create and call it 'Drumtemp'.

3) These are zipped files but Winzip does not work. Download and install the extraction tool '7-Zip' (version 4.43) from:

http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=14481&use_mirror...

4) Return to the 'Drumtemp' directory. Lets work on 'YamahaVintageKit.zip' as an example.

5) Right click on 'YamahaVintageKit.zip', scroll down to '7-Zip' and then 'Extract Here'. Carry out this action.

6) This opens up another sub-directory called 'YamahaVintageKit'.

7) Open this directory and firstly transfer the file 'YamahaVintageKit_demo.h2song' (the demo file) to the directory C:\Program Files\Hydrogen\data\demo_songs.

8) Now right click on the file 'YamahaVintageKit.h2drumkit'. Again, open '7-Zip' and 'Extract Here'. Carry out this action.

9) This opens another file called '[content]'. Again, right click on this file, open '7-Zip' and 'Extract Here'. Carry out this action.

10) This creates another directory called 'YamahaVintageKit'.

11) Transfer this directory (which contains all the sound files) to the directory C:\Program Files\Hydrogen\data\drumkits.

Phew! At last! Now when you open 'Hydrogen' and look in the sound library you will find 'YamahaVintageKit' has been added. This all sounds a bit protracted but you will soon get the hang of all the 'unzipping' required.

Check out the demo file through the 'Project' and 'Open Demo' menu. Well worth a listen.

xbrando
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Thank You! now it's ok! It works!
Bye
Andrea from Italy!