[Ardour-Users] Ardour and Hydrogen (not) syncing

Lorenzo Sutton lorenzofsutton at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 08:53:49 PST 2018


On 03/12/2018 00:25, Alf Haakon Pietruszka Lund wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm Running Ubuntu studio 18.04 with Ardour 5.12 and Hydrogen 0.9.7 as 
> per default installation.
> So far when working with these programs together I always started out 
> with a drum pattern and made the other parts fit around that. That was 
> working fine and I never gave any thought to Hydrogen's understanding of 
> meter and measure.
> This time though, I started with a simple bass figure in 8/8 (80 bpm) 
> that I looped to compose a drumpattern to fit. A few variations of the 
> bass figure, and a few variations of the drum pattern.
> The bass figure is two bars long, so it made sense (to me) to have 
> Hydrogen set to size 16 / resolution 16. When played together one loop 
> and one pattern at a time, they sounded in sync...

What BPM do you set in hydrogen? I don't think hydrogen has the notion 
of meters different than crotchet at the denominator (i.e. x/4).
So if in Ardour you set the meter to 8/8 and the tempo at 80 BPM you 
probably need to set the tempo in hydrogen to 160 BPM in hydrogen to get 
a perfect sync (if I understand correctly your set-up).


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