As it seems to be a recurrent topic on the forum, and as I have periodically been experiencing it myself, I wanted to discuss “drifting”, clarify the current state, list possible remedies & useful resources, and gather answers.
N.B.: If you are experiencing “drifting” Freedrums, please don’t give up and read on. I hope this thread will help you in some way. Also, note that it seems some people managed to get their Freedrums to work well for them.
First and foremost, to the people behind Freedrums, could you please:
- Clarify which factors could lead one to experience their Freedrums to “drift”?
- What are the currently known technical issues (if any)?
- What are the current myths regarding “drifting”?
- What are the current realities in terms of calibration, re-calibration, algorithms, settings, etc.?
- Is there anything in the pipeline which could help users regarding this?
Now if you are experiencing “drift”, the following may help:
Updating to the latest firmware (v9 as-of writing this).
Following the advice from these official tutorials:
Preventing any erratic movement of the sensors using sticky tape or rubber bands.
Hitting your drums with a consistent strength to prevent some auto-adjusment:
Question: Is this still relevant as of now / v9 firmware?
Simply… getting used to your Freedrums :
Besides what is configurable in Sensorware and in the Freedrum application, the following advanced configuration tools may also be useful:
Given there currently isn’t any documentation for the settings these tools expose, could someone familiar please clarify these, and how these may help (if at all) w.r.t. “drifting”?