Chapter 18. A New Song

Table of Contents

18.1. Song Mode and Pattern Mode
18.2. A New Pattern
18.3. A New Sequence
18.4. Adjust from the Mixer

This chapter provides a quick-and-dirty walkthrough to Hydrogen. Refer to the tutorials and the technical Part II of this document for a more detailed overview.

18.1. Song Mode and Pattern Mode

Hydrogen has two main modes: Pattern mode and Song Mode. When Pattern Mode is activated the current pattern is continuously repeated. This mode is very well suited to tweak your pattern until it's just right, since the pattern you are working on is constantly repeated. This way you can immediately hear the changes you have made. In Song Mode the whole song is played. This is useful when putting together the patterns to create the structure of the song.