Monday, June 2, 2008

Sunday Bloody Sunday Hydrogen Drumbeat

U2's song, Sunday Bloody Sunday has quite a complicated drumbeat, so I decided to make a Hydrogen song out of it. I have done this for three reasons:

  1. So that drummers can look at the Hydrogen drumbeat patterns and work out how to play it.
  2. So that guitarists can play along to a decent drumbeat without getting their hands dirty.
  3. Because its just too cool.
I used the YamahaVintageKit by ArtemioLabs (Downloadable from here). Note that you will need this drumkit to play the Hydrogen song (.h2song format). The song is available from the links below:
Other posts you might find interesting:
How to make a Hydrogen Drumkit
Making a Roll Sound Realistic
Multiple Outputs for Hydrogen
My Attempt at a Hydrogen Drumkit
Hydrogen Drumkits


Comix said...

Thanks Brian! Another great post!

Comix B-)

Brian said...

Always a pleasure Comix.

Anonymous said...

iplace to ask a question so here i go. I was wondering if you could do a article on how to set a exernal editor with Ardour so after i get done reocrding a track i could open up audacity from Ardour and make edits, save and then have it reinsert back into ardour, sort of like Acid Pro and Soundforge.

Brian said...


As far as I know it isn't possible to do what you're asking. The problem is that Audacity doesn't use the JACK audio connections kit.

What do you want to do with Audacity? You should be able to do all the things you want to using Ardour and JAMin. The only time I use Audacity is to convert my final exported .WAV to a .MP3.

Check out this link about adding JAMin as an insert:
Interfacing JAMin with Ardour

Hope it helps,

becks said...

great song for hydrogen! thanks!

Brian said...

Thanks for the feedback, Becks. It is always appreciated.


jschoeni said...

Hello !

thanks for your well done blogg with a lot of information.

It's just seems that the link to download Bloody sunday .h2song does not work.

congratulations to your wedding!


Brian the Lion said...

Hey Jurgen,

Thanks for the feedback. Just try the link again. If you are connecting to the net via a firewall, it might be blocking it. If it still doesn't work please let me know.


thomas said...

Hi Brian,

I´m a complete newbie at DAW and found your blog very helpful. But, unfortunatelly when I tried to download the sundayblodysunday.h2song I recieved a message about the file missing location. I wonder if you could post it again.

By the way, congratulations on the initiative of sharing your experience with us,


Brian the Lion said...

Hey Thomas,

Thanks for the feedback. I'm at work at the moment but I will see what I can do when I get home.