Hydrogen is fantastic, but only when powered with the right drumkits. Being a drummer, I know a few things about good sounding drumkits.
Hydrogen has posted a collection of a few of their “official” drumkits. These can be found here. My personal favourite is the Yamaha Vintage Kit. Note for Ubuntu Studio users it is easier to install these kits from the synaptic package manager. The Ultra Acoustic Kit from the synaptic package is by far the best I’ve tried.
However, there are plenty of drumkits hidden throughout Hydrogen’s forums. I figured it would be a good idea to make a nice list. Please note that I did not create these kits and have not tried all of them. With that said, here we go…
- A homemade metal kit: SonorDesignerKit
- Kawai XD-5 Drum Kit
- Roland JD-990
- Yamaha TG-55
- A variety of clicks and pops: ClicksAndPops
- A homemade first attempt: Darthvim_beta1
- Premier Artist Series and Zildjian Cymbals: PremierKit. More info here.
- Another homemade jobby: Aqoustic
That’s most of the drumkits…not really, I’m just getting tired :)
Hope it helps
Other posts you might find interesting:
My Attempt at a Hydrogen Drumkit
How to make a Hydrogen Drumkit
Hydrogen Drum Machine Basics
Making a Roll Sound Realistic
Funk Hydrogen Beat Templates
Hydrogen Drumbeat Templates – A Non-drummer’s Best Friend