Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

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Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby mauser » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:10 am

Hi everyone,

we're happy to announce the release of hydrogen 0.9.5, the latest stable
version of hydrogen.
You can grab the tarball at our sourceforge page:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/hydroge ... z/download


The features of hydrogen 0.9.5:

- Multi-Track Audio Export
- Sample editor
- Midi output (ALSA only)
- Piano-roll editor
- Export to wav, aiff, flac & ogg
- Tempo changes and Tags (both do not work on exported tracks)
- Time-stretching of samples
- LADISH support
- Director
- Export / Import patterns

A more verbose description of the new features can be found at a page in
our wiki: http://bit.ly/hZm2PX . Most of the features are also described
in our new manual, which can be accessed via the "info" menu of hydrogen.

Thanks to all the translators, developers and users of hydrogen for
their work which lead to this release!
Regards,
the hydrogen team

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby studio32 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:48 pm

Congratulations and thanks a lot! Are there (still) Jack Transport sync problems with Hydrogen as slave?

only ladish support or also JackSession (feature request)?

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby mauser » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:07 pm

Hi!

No, there's no jack-session support at the moment.
Until now, nobody requested this and i guess that no other
developer uses this at the moment.
The jack transport is as good/bad as in the the 0.9.5 beta versions :-(
I'm lacking the skills to debug it, since i'm not doing the audio-development
in hydrogen. I'm the guy for everything else :)
If you have a ongoing problem, you could try to post it again on our list to make
people aware of it. Maybe someone else picks it up and tries to solve it.

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby studio32 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:15 pm

I don't use hydrogen myself that much, but I've heard some problems with syncing (and did have some myself in the past). So I can't help you to debug this precisely. The best thing you could do imo is to involve the Jack devs (jack-devel list) with this issue (assuming other can report a bug more clearly). They said they could fix a Jack Transport bug in Renoise if it's was open source... which Hydrogen is...

I think one and only essential feature of a drumachine on linux is that it gives you rock stable rhythm and keeps the whole band on the right timing :!: Nothing worse then a drummer who's out of sync. Would be the first thing he should improve... So my suggestion for an dev team like hydrogen, make sure you have a rock solid stable drummachine which is 'on time'. After that add new features, only after that...
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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby Capoeira » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:21 pm

always had syncing problems with rosegarden and hydrogen, but with qtractor nd seq24 i don't, so i always thought it was a rosegarden-specific problem


Archers: it is allready in extra (man, how I love Arch)

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby studio32 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:30 pm

This problem was with Rosegarden indeed. So it could be a Rosegarden problem.

But I thought AutoStatic had also syncing problems with Hydrogen? He uses mainly Qtractor...

AutoStatic :?:

edit: btw Hydrogen 0.9.5 is also in Debian sid already (man how I love Debian) ;)

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby Capoeira » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:39 pm

studio32 wrote:edit: btw Hydrogen 0.9.5 is also in Debian sid already (man how I love Debian) ;)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby funkmuscle » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:50 pm

Capoeira wrote:always had syncing problems with rosegarden and hydrogen, but with qtractor nd seq24 i don't, so i always thought it was a rosegarden-specific problem


Archers: it is allready in extra (man, how I love Arch)


just completed a song with hydrogen and rosegarden... I use only the hydrogen-svn... never had an issue with them together at all... and yes, Arch...love it!!

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby autostatic » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:54 am

studio32 wrote:But I thought AutoStatic had also syncing problems with Hydrogen? He uses mainly Qtractor...
Yes I've had syncing problems when using H2 as JACK slave. But since I've been using seq24 to do the sequencing it has become a kind of a non-issue for me. I use H2 solely as a sampler right now and that works ok. Ok as in 'could be better', I've been using 0.9.5 rc1 for a while and it is the buggiest application in my workflow. Hopefully the final 0.9.5 release runs in a more stable manner.

Best,

Jeremy

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby mauser » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:15 am

AutoStatic wrote: I use H2 solely as a sampler right now and that works ok. Ok as in 'could be better', I've been using 0.9.5 rc1 for a while and it is the buggiest application in my workflow. Hopefully the final 0.9.5 release runs in a more stable manner.
Jeremy


Hi Jeremy!

No, it is mostly the same as the rc1. Only a few bugs we're squashed out after the rc1. We received virtually no feedback about bugs after the rc1 release :-/ What is it exactly that is buggy? Can you point us to some bugs?
- Sebastian

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby autostatic » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:57 am

Hello Sebastian,

  • H2 crashes when selecting the last instrument and then adding a new one
  • H2 crashes when doing a bit more complex things in the sample editor
  • H2 crashes when moving/copying patterns in Select mode (not sure what the exact steps are to reproduce this)
  • H2 crashes when using the MIDI learning functionality on certain knobs/sliders
  • H2 has polyphony issues, notes get dropped sometimes but I can't really figure out when that happens exactly
  • JACK port names of new instruments don't get updated unless you reload the project file

Best,

Jeremy

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby mauser » Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:03 am

Hi Jeremy!

Thanks for your list, this might help me! Are the bugs (1) and (4) of your reproducible for you with the final version of 0.9.5? I have tested them a little bit now, but i can't get it to crash.
The jack portnames thing looks more like a reproducable bug :) I'll put on our bugtracker and see what we can do.
Thanks a lot for the report!
- Sebastian

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby funkmuscle » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:45 pm

dunno if this was asked yet but will there be a LV2 version of H2?
I'm pretty sure the Windows boyz would be requesting a VST version and I can see why, LV2 and VSTs are handy in a DAW...

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Re: Hydrogen 0.9.5 released

Postby mauser » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:09 pm

Hi!

There is a project which uses the hydrogen codebase to build a lv2-capable synth: http://gabe.is-a-geek.org/composite/ . I don't know how usable this is at the moment.
I think that there are no other intentions to build a lv2 plugin from the other hydrogen dev's at the moment.


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