10.3. Patterns

To access patterns via the Sound Library, you have to put them within the Hydrogen data directory (usually $HOME/.hydrogen/data/) into the patterns subfolder.


This is done automatically when using the Save Pattern option in the Sidebar of the Song Editor but not when using Export Pattern via the same Sidebar or Export Pattern As in the Project option of the Main Menu.

Before you save a pattern, be sure to give it a title and a category. This can be done by right-clicking on the pattern in the Sidebar of the Song Editor, selecting Properties and entering the details. You can use one of the categories already provided, or create your own categories by simply typing in a category name. The category name is important, because the patterns will be filed by category in the Sound Library.