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Hydrogen is described as 'advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming' and is a popular app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Hydrogen for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hydrogen are AudioTool, Studio One, Bosca Ceoil and Qtractor.

Hydrogen alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Hydrogen.
This page was last updated Jun 7, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive...

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  1. LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer.

  2. Make music online with a powerful set of tools ranging from synthesizers and samplers to mixers, delays, reverb and much more. AudioTool is an advanced, collaborative DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) built for the browser.



  3. Studio One is an advanced digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows featuring a bevy of powerful composition, editing, mixing and mastering tools on top of standard multi-track DAW features.

  4. Bosca Ceoil

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Adobe AIR

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then you start making variations.

  5. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.



  6. Magix ACID Pro

    • Windows

    ACID Pro software is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment.

  7. LinuxSampler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.

  8. Soundation Studio is the free online music making application that gives everyone the opportunity to make music on the internet. With instant access to music making tools like a loop library, virtual instruments, real time effects, automation, audio recording and editing.

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    trying for a synthesizer as good as hydrogen drum machine

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  9. drumkv1

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    A drum-kit sampler with stereo effects.

  10. drumbit

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    A very easy to use drum machine. You can choose from various drum kits, create, save and edit your rhythm patterns and record it as audio files.

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