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problem in windows 8

hi.. i used perfectly hydrogen in windows in windows 8 i can't show "fill notes" and other with the right-key of mouse on the sound me!


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Installation d'hydrogène

Bonjour à tous et toutes,

Je n'arrive pas à installer hydrgène sur mon PC. J'ai Windows 7.

Je voudrai m'en servir avec mon synthé "KORG M3" Est-ce possible ?

Merci d'avance pour la ou les réponses.


I love this application

I just wanted to express my thanks to the developers of Hydrogen. Even with the lack of editting funcitonality, I find this tool indispensible.

Recently I exported a song to separate tracks and pulled them all into PreSonus Studio One (free version). Simply adding appropriate channel strips for EQ and Compression, the results are amazing. I saved the mix as a stero WAV and import into a Zoom R16 prior to recording other instruments. As long as tempo and form don't change, it is possible to build up a track, change the drums in Hydrogen and re-import them to the Zoom. Everything can also be mixed in a DAW (including the separate drum tracks.)

Using level and pan for each drum in Hydrogen also make a huge difference and is very easy.

No sound at all

So I recently reinstalled on a Win Vista machine (Dell desktop). I have used Hydrogen in the past on another Vista machine (Dell laptop) with no problems.

Now, I've reinstalled onto my desktop and I have no sound at all. I can not hear anything. The pattersn I make are acting like they have no sound. I can not go and listen to the drum kits before I make my choice on which one I want. 

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Hydrogen and my audio drivers. I'm lost, any help is appreciated.

how do i instsll the new version?

i am not good with computer mumbo jumbo. could you guys help me install the new version on windows 8? thanks

Two applications simultaneously

Hello. Is it possible to synchronize two applications of Hydrogen drum machine to run them simultaneously??

file .XML


When we save a library, a .XML file is created. We can also edit this file to name(appoint) instruments for example. On the other hand, how do we that the software applies the changes in the library stored in "bibliothèque de sons"?


If anyones having problems sending MIDI into H2 in Windows from another program (not hardware) try using Tobias Erichsen's loopMIDI.

I tried MIDI-Yoke, Maple.  H2 (0.9.6-2.2.2011) would not register incoming MIDI from Reaper with those. 

Just thought I'd mention it for anyone banging their head against that particular wall like I was.

My Lap top won't play an .h2song programmed on another PC while using the same drumkit???

I have two desktop: one running on Windows 8.1 and the other running on Windows XP. I also have a fairly recent Toshiba Lap top running on Windows 7.

I am using the same GMkit (16 items) for all three computers. If I develop/program a song on the lap top, it plays it without any problem. However, if I develop/program a song on one of the other two PCs. The desktops will play songs exchanged from each other.

But the lap top WILL NOT play a song that has been programmed and, coming from the two desktops. I have tried sending it through as an attachment in an email - no success. I have tried copying the song to a USB key from the two desktops and trying to play it straight from the USB key on the Lap top - no success.

How to connect Hydrogen and Seq24 on Windows ?


When I use UbuntuStudio, Hydrogen is correctly displayed on Seq24 Midi Bus.

But on Windows, I don't know how to connect Hydrogen and Seq24.

Does anyone have a solution ?

Thanks in advance.

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