Virtual Drum Machine For Mac

admin 12/12/2021

Hydrogen is a powerful virtual drum machine. It is an open source software, free available for Linux, Windows, and Mac but Intel based.

Beat Making Software review This beat making software is one of the best in my opinion. If your looking to get into making beats or already have been making. If you look at the beats section with free drum machines or drum synths, it will be much smaller. Here you can find free drum machine/instrument plugins that are based on samples or even on pure synthesis. The vintage trend can also be clearly seen here. Many plugins are based on sounds from vintage drum machines like the Roland TR-808/TR-909. A very easy to use drum machine. You can choose from various drum kits, create, save and edit your drum patterns and record it as audio files.

Come across a software dedicated to a specific instrument, which is also of good qualities and free is not very simple. Many times I’ve utilized VST or plug-in which require others software or sequencer to run.

Hydrogen is a virtual drum machine which works alone, and has a libraries of samples and patterns. Adding to this that it is free, open source, and without limits. Download Hydrogen through the official site.

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What the main features of this software? First, has a good GUI, simply and essential, with no-frills.Then, it has samples of excellent quality to obtain interesting final results. In fine, Hydrogen can be played with yuor Pc keyboard, interfaced with an external Midi controller or linked to a sequencer software as Cubase.

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Hydrogen allow you to generate rhythmic patterns to be used as accompanying for your performances. Hydrogen isn’t only for computer-based compositions, I’ve seen many musicians replace the metronome with this powerful drum machine to give more realism to their private performances.

Hydrogen has four main windows: Song Editor, Pattern Editor, Sample Editor and the Mixer. There is also another GUI that is the classical Main Toolbar, which include buttons like Play, Stop, Record and so on.

The Song Editors allows you to organize the overall composition. Indeed, every blue rectangle indicate one pattern, composed by one or more bars. It could be a verse or a refrain or that what you want. In this window you can arrange all the patterns to obtain the overall form.

In Song Editor we can create new patterns. So, a new window activates called Pattern Editor; where we can also modify those already generated.

The pattern editor has a more essential GUI. Clicking on SIZE we indicate the bars number, notes duration and, in particular, instruments used. On the left, indeed, we have the samples list: snare drum, hit-hat, bass drum, crash and so on. On the center, the grey area, allows to insert a note in a grid which cross instruments with the beats of every bar. Down you can see a drop-down menu by which select a particular parameter: Velocity, Pan, Lead/Lag and Notekey.

The pattern editor can be used through two views: Drum and Piano. The previous picture is in Drum mode, while the following in is Piano mode.

Different views but the same features. In Drum mode Hydrogen is conceived as a drum machine, while in Piano mode it is a sort of general synthesizer used through a common music keyboard.

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Adding to these powerful features, Hydrogen comprises a sound editing GUI to make changes to your samples.

If compared with other professional, or not, sound editors, this one integrated with Hydrogen is too much essential but adequate to work rapidly on a sample or to extrapolate a new loop by a more lenght sample. The GUI has three sections: one for the sample visualization (1), another dedicated to time modification but without altering the frequency (2), and finally a third for previewing the final result.

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The last GUI is that of Mixer which is a classical mixer, so with fader, knobs, Mute and Solo buttons, and so on. Through the Mixer we can regulate every parameter for each sample.

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We can not forget that Hydrogen is equipped with a large loop library, that you can download for free by clicking here.

There is also a practical little manual that you can read easily so to have a good familiarity with the software.

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Furthermore on the official site you can find many video tutorials, to start using it immediately. In general the official site is quite interesting, there are also contests to vote the best users drum kits.

Hydrogen is certainly a excellent virtual drum machine, as turned out by the others similar projects which used loop samples realized with Hydrogen.

What do you think? What is your best virtual drum machine?

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Drum Virtual Drum Machine For Mac And Pc

SoftwareDescriptionOSLicenseFile DateCommentsPower
Rebirth RB-338 v2.0.1

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MacFreeware2005-09-01575db
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Drum Production Studio. [VST/AU]

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RS-16X v1.5.5

Sequence & song style standalone drum machine.

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KickMaker 2.0

Synthesizer designed specifically to create good kick drum sounds. [VST/AU]

MacFreeware2010-10-30160db
AntiLoop v7 923

Beat generation software.

MacFree2004-08-17560db
Jamstix 3.6.0

Jamstix is a virtual drummer inside of your sequencer/host [AU/VST]

MacDemo2014-07-04060db
BazzISM v2.5.0

Drum synthesizer that produces bass kicks by a sinus sweep. [VST/AU]

MacDemo2015-03-10160db
Breakage v23

An intelligent step sequencer and drum machine.

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Malodie

A very odd on-line experimental loop-based MIDI sequencer and drum machine.

MacFreeware2003-10-31055db
Drumcore Free v3.0

A subset of the award-winning DrumCore software. [AU/VSTi/RTAS]

MacFreeware2009-07-21555db
RMV v5.1.4

Drum machine combining analog-style percussion synthesis with percussion sampler. [AU/VST]

MacDemo2014-04-07055db
Sonic Charge µTonic v3.1

Drum and percussion synthesizer combined with a pattern based drum-machine engine. [AU/VSTi]

MacDemo2013-05-20055db
AnarchyRhythms v2.5.1.2

Sonic Pattern Morpher - hybrid between an effect and a drum machine. [VST/AU]

MacFree2014-02-27055db
orDrumbox v0.9.07

Audio sequencer and Software Drum Machine with sound synth and drumkits

MacFree2011-12-14255db
Tseq_AM

Matrix-Style Drum Machine.

MacFreeware2002-12-29055db
Giada 0.95

Giada is a work in progres minimal, hardcore loop player

MacFreeware2015-04-01055db
DrumSpillage 2.0.7

Model based drum and percussion synth for Mac OS X. [AU] Get reviews of Electronic Drum Kits here.

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Drum Kit Samples

Drum Kit Samples captured real acoustic drums in action for use with virtual percussion programs that use with WAV, MP3 or OGG.

MacPaid2012-02-20055db
Battery 4.0.1

Stand-alone and VST/RTAS/AU plug-in drum sampler.

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MrDrum v1.70

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iDrum v1.73

Drum machine. [VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone]

MacDemo2010-04-07255db
a-kit v1.4

A collection of seven simple-to-use drum plug-ins. [VST/AU/RTAS]

MacShareware2008-10-09055db
DrumThing v3.1

Software version of a drum machine for creating drum patterns, loops and grooves

MacDemo2013-04-17055db
SwarShala v3.1.1

Complete Indian music software for Indian music lovers and fusion composers.

MacDemo2014-04-01055db
Archibald v3.6

Virtual drummer which improvises on your patterns. [VST]

MacShareware2008-12-01055db
Monkey Machine v1.2

Online Java drum machine.

MacFreeware2007-02-03055db
DRECEIVE R8 v1.0

Channel strip/drum processor. [VST/AU]

MacFreeware2006-10-09055db
Punch v1.0.4

Synthesized drums in the finest audio quality and with breathtaking features for the contemporary producer. [AU/VSTi/RTAS]

MacDemo2013-11-13055db