An Introduction to Hydrogen
Chemically or musically, Hydrogen is powerful stuff. In my opinion it currently is the most sophisticated software drum machine available for Linux, and its development team is driving quickly towards the program's 1.0 release. Hydrogen's main developer, Alex Cominu (aka Comix), is dedicated to improving Hydrogen's already formidable capabilities, and I've come to expect wonderful things from him and his crew. If you'd like to get involved with Hydrogen development or if you'd like to use Hydrogen for your own music-making projects, check out the program's Web site for details on downloading the package, directions for joining the mail-list or catching up on the latest news about Hydrogen's development plans. Projected improvements include a more usable pitch editor grid, a graphic envelope editor for Hydrogen instruments, a copy & paste pattern function, various MIDI enhancements and various GUI improvements. Obviously I'm enthused about Hydrogen: it's already one of the best examples of distributed development, and I find it fascinating to watch as the best just gets better.
Next month: Back to MIDI, with Part 2 of last month's article. See you then!
Dave Phillips (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a musician, teacher and writer living in Findlay, Ohio. He has been an active member of the Linux audio community since his first contact with Linux in 1995. He is the author of The Book of Linux Music & Sound, as well as numerous articles in Linux Journal.
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