Monday, July 17, 2006
One excellent must-have app for Linux audio is Hydrogen. Hydrogen is a fully capable drum machine program. There are a lot of kits available, and it is, of course, JACK compatible.
Hydrogen can act like the standard techno TR-909 but also does an excellent job with other styles. I was able to make metal syle double bass drum lines quite easily as there are a lot of editing options, such as 64 ticks per pattern that allow detailed editing of the pattern. It's also fairly simple to sync hydrogen with programs like Ardour.
You can find the Hydrogen homepage here: Hydrogen Music Homepage