Setup with macOS


1. Charge and update your sensors

1.1 Charge the sensors:
• Charge your sensors using the dual usb cable provided
• When charging the LED will shine red and will turn off once the charging is complete
• Charging takes 1 hour
1.2 Download Sensorware for iOS or Android:
• Sensorware is used to update your sensors.

Sensorware | iOS 

Sensorware | Android

1.3 Update Your Sensors:

• Open the Freedrum Sensorware app
• Turn on your Freedrum Sensors
• Select a sensor from the list in the app (if you don't see your sensors make sure bluetooth is enabled)
• If your sensors display FD V9 then you have the latest firmware and can move to section 2 below.
• Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select "Check for Sensorware Update"
• Select "Update"
• The app will update the sensor. This will take about 90 seconds
• Do not turn off the sensor or close the app during this time
• Repeat this process for all sensors

Now that we updated your sensors let’s finish connecting and setting up. Latest Firmware: V9

2. Attach the sensors correctly

• Slip The Sensors On
• Slide the sensors on the sticks as shown. Keep these things in mind when slipping them on:
• The square button/LED is closest to you.
• The smaller straps are for you the sticks.
• The larger straps are for your feet.
• If you only have 2 sensors you can order 2 additional sensors by ordering a Starter Kit.

Foot Sensors

3. Download and connect to the Freedrum app

 Download the Freedrum App:
The Freedrum app allows you to play and configure your sensors. You can add reverb to your experience and metronome to play in time.

Freedrum | macOS
Download on the app store
 Connect to the Freedrup app:
Now we will connect the sensors to your Mac using Bluetooth.
 Make sure your bluetooth is enabled on your Mac. - Go to settings on your Mac and turn on bluetooth.
 Open our Freedrum App and press the settings button on the top left.
 Once you are in the settings menu press the connections button the top right. This will open the MIDI Bluetooth menu for your device.
 Make sure the sensors are still on and pulsing with the blue light. That means they are searching for a connection.

Connect via MIDI

 Once you can see all your sensors in the menu, select "Connect" for each one in order to connect to them. 

 Once you have connected to all of your sensors, close the menu by clicking the "x" on that window.

4. Set sensors as feet or sticks

Identify and configure the sensors

Strike one sensor in the air and you will see a red bar appear next to the sensor in the Sensor Menu on the left.

If it is on your stick, then tap the box next to stick in the menu on the right.
If it is on your foot, then tap the box next to foot in the menu on the right.
Repeat this process for all sensors.
Depending on which option you choose is what type of configuration you will use with the sensor.

5. Configure your drum layout


5.1 Enter Edit/Configure Mode:

You can configure your kit by placing the drums and cymbals where you want. You can chance to play left or right-handed and personalise your experience.

Edit Mode

Start by pressing the drum icon on the top right. This will put you in edit mode.
 Now that you are in edit mode you can start adding how many pads you want in your drum kit. We will setup a standard 7 piece kit as an example.
 Add Zones:
Add Zones

First start by pressing the pad addition button for the top layer 3 times. Now we have 4 pads on the top layer of our kit. Now let us add some instruments.
 Assign Instruments:
Assign Instruments

 You first need to select the pad you want to configure. Let’s select the left most pad and add our Crash to the top left.
 Now the mid tom next to it to the right and the high tom next to that.
 Let’s finish the top right layer by adding in the Ride cymbal.

Great, with the top layer configured - lets change our focus on the bottom layer.

Add Zones

Let’s start by pressing the pad addition button for the bottom layer 2 times. Now we have 3 pads on the bottom layer of our kit.

Now let’s add some instruments.

Assign Instruments

 Select the pad on the bottom left pad then look for the hi-hat.
 Select the next pad in the middle and add the snare.
 Finally the floor tom to the right pad and your bottom layer is complete.
 If you have 2 foot sensors, then add the kick drum and hi-hat on the 2 remaining pads on the bottom.

Send Configuration

Once you have set up the kit press, the check mark button where the drum icon was and it will send your configuration to the sensors. Now you are ready to play. Follow the link below.

NEXT: How to play Freedrum