Hydrogen-1.2.0-beta1 is a beta test release of Hydrogen, which previews new features in Hydrogen-1.2.

As this is a beta test release, please report any issues encountered on the GitHub issue tracker. The Hydrogen-1.1 release line (including the latest Hydrogen-1.1.1) remains the stable release line, and can be used if any critical issues are encountered.

New features previewed by this release include:

  • New scalable SVG-based GUI components
  • Configurable colour themes
  • Pattern and Song editor can follow playback
  • Stacked mode and virtual patterns can show notes from other patterns alongside currently selecte pattern
  • Tagging improvements
  • New OSC commands
  • Builtin crash reporter
  • Slightly changed ADSR behaviour to align with natural user expectations

In addition there are many bug fixes, smaller tweaks to behaviour, and many under-the-hood improvements to audio processing structure, timekeeping and performance, as well as GUI speed.

Source code and binary releases for Windows and macOS are available from GitHub.