It should have been V3, but V3 and V4 sucked big time so i had to put them down ...
here is V5 !
And what does it do that V2 couldn't do ?
It can take an existing drumkit as input and convert it to FLAC and OGG
Because that is really cool + it reduces the size of the drumkit drastically.
An example: Gabriel's 'AC guitar strums' drumkit (the one that won the Hydrogen Drumkit contest) is 370MB in it's original form (using WAV samples), 135MB in FLAC format and only 7MB in OGG format !!
Of course the conversion to OGG does have an impact on the sound quality while the FLAC version maintains the same quality as the original.
What format you want to use is you choice, but 1 good reason to use OGG is to save space, both on disk and in RAM when the drumkit is loaded.
How does it work ?
To get help about the syntax just run the script with -h or --help as argument.
For V5 the only difference is the addition of the -c or --convertto option :
-c, --convertto : convert the drumkit (or rather the samples in the kit)
to FLAC or OGG. This will decrease the drumkit size.
usage : -c ogg, or -c flac
You need to have Sox installed on your pc. The script uses Sox to do the actual audio conversion. (it is available in the repositories of all major distributions, just use synaptic or yum or ... to install it)
If Sox is not installed the script will inform you about this.
Whats the catch ?
OGG and FLAC drumkits can only be used for Hydrogen version 0.9.6 and up.
Currently you cant specify the settings for the conversion to ogg or flac.
Where can i get it + how do i install it ?
EDIT (6/11/2012) : script V5.1 is now available
You don need to install anything. Just put the script in a dir of your choice, make it executable (chmod +x createH2kit_V5.py) and run it like this :
./createH2kit_V5.py -i "/absolute/path/to/drumkit.h2drumkit" -c ogg
./createH2kit_V5.py -i "/absolute/path/to/drumkit.h2drumkit" -c flac
Whats with all the questions ?
YES, what's with all the questions? stop it!
More info about the previous versions of the script can be found here