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This menu offers file related functions.
If you are using Hydrogen within a NSM session, some of the options below will be called and behave differently (see Section 4.5.1 for details).
Prior to version 1.2 of Hydrogen new songs were based on
Since 1.2 new songs are not associated with any file anymore and Hydrogen makes sure the backup file generated does not exist yet and no data gets overwritten. In addition, when working on a newly created song and closing the application without saving the changes, e.g. due to a power outage, Hydrogen is now capable of restoring these changes from the backup file and prompts you at the beginning of the next session whether it should do so.
Song Properties: sets general properties of the song such as name, author, license, and generic notes.
Open: opens an existing song (a .h2song file).
The demo songs are stored in
Save: saves changes to current song.
Save As: saves current song as .h2song file to a path of your choice.
In order for Hydrogen to automatically list it in the Songs section of the Sound Library, you have to store it in the
Open Pattern: opens a pattern (a .h2pattern file) belonging to the current drumkit.
Export Pattern As: saves a pattern as a .h2pattern file.
In order for Hydrogen to automatically list it in the Patterns section of the Sound Library, you have to store it in
Export MIDI File: exports the current song in MIDI format.
The Export mode option
Export to a single track will export one stereo downmix of your song - the master output.
Export to separate tracks will create files for each
Both will create a stereo downmix as well as audio files for all individual
Export LilyPond File: exports the current song to LilyPond.
It has the following limitations: Only the GMRockKit and no triplets are supported.
Quit: exits Hydrogen.