Hydrogen is a free and open source drum machine for multiple platforms. Since I have used Fruity Loops quite expensively, I decided to give Hydrogen a shot and came out with this decent piece of drum loop in about 15mins.
You can listen to it here
The software is quite impressive but far from perfect.
- Does a decent job.
- Very few inbuilt drumkits
- Synthesis is limited to drums and does not have other instruments and the output audio quality is not as good as Fruity Loops.
But still, I like it and really appreciate the effort put in by the developers to deliver a free and open source music composing experience!