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Jpc23
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Everytime i try to import a new drum kit it either says "Error occured importing the sound library" after trying to downloading and installing it

... or i cant find the drumkit file that i downloaded from where ever.

Anyone know whats wrong?
I just bought this program...and im farely new at it so yeah...

omega3
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FOR WINDOWS:

Additional notes re: installation of drum kits:

1) Downloaded 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.

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Jpc23
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Ok well that worked
but i dont know how to use it without opening the demo song from that set. I am new at this so its confusing for me ha
Also how to you double the beat or are those just in demos?
Sorry to bug you with questions

omega3
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I can't 'hold your hand' with every question JPC. I suggest you learn by trial and error and by consulting the other threads on this forum.

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Jpc23
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Haha sorry
I found out anyway on my own
thanks for the help the first time

Mister8
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Im a new user and had a similar problem and followed these instructions - spot on - just wanted to say thanks very much for taking the time to post the answer.

Mister8