Drumistic (competition?)


#1

what can you say about this? :sweat_smile: :scream: :scream:


#2

Hello Justsilec,

We have ordered a kit. :stuck_out_tongue: Looking forward to it. Drumistic may look similar, but they are providing a different service. You need to hit the sticks against a drum pad versus Freedrum where you are drumming in the air.


#3

can you also give us what you think about it when you receive the product? please? :smiley:


#5

I was thinking this :confused:

Come on freedrum!

Mine are just sitting there getting dusty until this issue is resolved and I feel bad about selling it to anyone because I feel like I am conning them into buying a broken product.


#6

Im the exact same. I get them out every now and again. But as soon as that hihat starts to drift (after a minute or so) ive pretty much lost interest. Either my wrist starts to hurt or i get tired of resetting them, oy formit to happen again about 1 minute later… They didnt show us this issue during the demonstration upon release and its obvious why (as they clearly knew it was gonna be an issue)… I feel cheated, £200 down the drain unless it gets fixed… But i guess thats business.


#7

I really hope someone from freedrum sees this…


#8

I’m sure they check posts and they will return to this post. hoping Freedrums will be better than Drumistic.


#9

I agree with everyone here.
I’m new to drumming, Getting better at it.
I don’t want to give up. Don’t have access to a drum set. Don’t want to buy one either.
Freedrum is the ideal solution if it works as advertised.

I understand that Freedrum can’t be perfect. However;

  1. As customers we’ve made an on time financial commitment.
  2. Freedrum has to make an on time performance commitment. It’s been too long since this issue has been reported and not fixed.
  3. Other products are appearing with more sophisticated features at the same price level.
  4. Customers are getting tired, as a user community we don’t need negative publicity. Freedrum as a company does not need negative publicity.

Make sure you have a solid update that fixes this issue as soon as possible, i.e. not months or weeks, but days.

Thank you for giving us a chance to follow our passion,


#10

Couldnt of put this better myself!


#11

My Freedrums got tossed into the garbage about 6 months ago. The drift problem cannot be fixed due to the nature of the gyroscopes used. Freedrum without drift would require far more expensive gyroscopes.

After looking at Senstroke (the former Drumistic), I’m very skeptical that the drift problem will be any better. Senstroke is limited to playing angle in 2D and must strike a surface, not just the air. I’d be fine with those limitations if there were users reporting their experience so that I could ask about drift, but there’s very little activiity at the Senstroke forum. I’ll try anything if it’s not too expensive, but this great idea for drumming just looks like a total fail without better–and probably too expensive–technology.


#12

I would not say that having to play on a surface is a limit. I prefer to have real sensations, it is easier to play on a pillow or some random stuff than in the air.
But maybe you can the question on their forum ? Perhaps people report their experience on other place


#13

To be honest I would not mind experiencing this “drifting”, ever since I have got this pile of **** I have never got it to work at all.

I have a top of the range windows 10 laptop, a desktop and a Samsung S8 and still can’t get anything to work.

If anyone has found a way to actually play this Playstation knock off on Windows or on an S8 I would love to hear.


#14

Freedrum or Senstroke ?
I have a Honor, not the best phone around, but I can play with both. Maybe I can help you ?


#15

Wow , there seems to be a few with issues playing freedrums. I have had them for over 6 months or so and find them easy to control drifting. I play with a guitarist and find very little problems with drifting. I use windows 10 and i can even deliberately control the drums and make them move to the side and then back again. I think half of the problem is being well disciplined with positioning your sticks and angle. If it does drift a bit it is my doing it carelessly and i can put it back quickly , even while playing to the music. My last play ( practice) went for 2 hours with guitarist and went well. I have played drums for nearly 50 years and so have developed discipline when playing which includes being precise on angles with freedrum. As i have said earlier , get the positions correct , practice slowly, find the correct angles and spots and repeat over and over and you will succeed…It is not rocket science, just discipline and practice and it will work for you.


#16

I’m glad that you have had a good experience with your Freedrum product. I have only had mine for about a week and have also noticed that your drumming technique is very important to get consistent results. I like you, have been drumming for a long time, In my case over 50 years. I have noticed that all of the Freedrum sensors do not perform the same. I have done some testing in a controlled environment and experienced that some of them perform better than others with respect to drift I am currently working with the company to better understand this behavior. One suspicion I have is that the environment you are in may have some influence, think electrical noise and magnetic interference. I will be doing more testing and will report back as I learn more.


#17

OK, i would be interested in your results…It sounds quite possible that outside interference might cause static behaviour . What do the Freedrum technicians say? So far all has gone ok on my end as long as i keep disciplined in keeping correct positioning…Will be watching closely for any conclusions in this matter…Brian…


#18

Yes, that was one of my theories I was going to investigate. Electronic noise or magnetic interference could explain some of what I am seeing but not all since my four sensors all behave differently. I am currently waiting on a response from Freedrum folks. Will update when I know more.

Ken


#19

Ken, are you using Freedrum App, or Sensorware and GarageBand (or similar DAW)?
I generally use with GarageBand on iPhone, set as 7 position drum kit. Works great and has been stable for a while now. Agree with people on forum who explain if you keep disciplined with your angles, then drifting as not a big problem at all. Some people seem to struggle though.
I did start to see weird things when playing with Freedrum app and adding more drum positions l, then switching back to GarageBand. If going back to GarageBand, need to set the drum kit back to match…and make sure you hit the TICK button to download the new config (that was my mistake).


#20

I’ve been using the the Freedrum app for most of my testing. I have used GarageBand a few times and will try it again to see if it is any different. The thing that makes it frustrating is there appears to be a completely random element to my results. The big thing I keep coming back to is that each sensor (I have them numbered) behave differently. That is one of the things that is consistent.

Yes, I am aware of the tick mark. I agree that you must keep it to the simple drum set configuration for any chance.


#21

Sounds like one may be inadvertently set to left-handed, or some other setting that is not that obvious. Or maybe there is an issue with one of the sensors? Either way, I’d send videos of each sensor in action to Freedrum email for help.
Or load up here and others may have come across it, with an easy fix.