Hydrogen Advanced Drum Machine

Hydrogen is a free and open source advanced drum machine for Windows, Linux and MacOS. Using this you can do professional pattern based drum programming. It comes with stereo audio engine, with import of sound samples in wav, au and aiff formats. You can also use compressed FLAC file samples. It is released under GNU General Public License v2.0.

Some other important features are pattern-based sequencer, 192 ticks per pattern, unlimited instrument tracks and multi layer support, Sample Editor, tap-tempo, playlist and import/export song files and drumkits.

Install Hydrogen on Ubuntu

Hydrogen is available in Main Ubuntu repositories and as a flatpak packages for Ubuntu Linux. Open the Ubuntu terminal software (ctrl+alt+T) and run these below commands one by one to install Hydrogen. It will install latest version of Hydrogen on Ubuntu. If needed enter your Ubuntu user password during the installation.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install hydrogen

Install Hydrogen via flatpak:

You can also install Hydrogen Drum Machine via the flatpak. First install flatpak, if you don’t have flatpak. Restart your system after flatpak installation.

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Open your terminal app and run below Hydrogen installation command.

flatpak install flathub org.hydrogenmusic.Hydrogen

Then run Hydrogen via below command.

flatpak run org.hydrogenmusic.Hydrogen

That’s it.

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