These different zones, well spaced, allow the optimal configuration of a kit without any risk of error.
Configuring your kit with Senstroke in advanced mode
The advanced mode
In advanced mode, configuring the drum kit is done manually. You have all the elements you want, as long as you respect different angles for each one.
Advanced Mode Video Tutorial
The advanced mode configuration is available in the video down below :
Configuring the elements with the drumsticks
- Press on configure
- Select an item from the drum kit, then press configure to start configuring the sensors
Follow the instructions on the screen :
- Hit once slowly with your left drumstick in the center of the chosen area.
- Hit once slowly with your right drumstick in the center of the chosen area.
- Repeat the operation until the application notifies you that the configuration has been successful.
Note : It is important to hit the center of the area in a natural and consistent way (do not change the grip of the drumstick or the hitting area or the angles of the wrists during configuration).
- Return to the previous screen to add more items to your drum kit.
You can add several items, but remember to respect the rules for the play area we saw above: the larger your drum kit is, the more space you will need to use it optimally.
- You can also watch this video, which summarizes the different steps of configuring a drum kit with Senstroke:
Configuring the elements with the feet
- Bass Drum Pedal: The bass drum pedal is very easy to configure: press the element, then configure, and you’re done !
- Hi-hat pedal : You will need to configure both positions of the hi-hat pedal: closed and open position. This step is important in order to be able to modify the opening of your hi-hat thanks to the inclination of your foot with the ground.
- Press the hi-hat pedal of the drumkit, then press configure.
- The closed position corresponds to the closed position of the hi-hat. Keep your foot on the ground for this step without moving for a few seconds.
- Once the closed position is validated on the screen, put your foot in the ” hi-hat open ” position for a few seconds, which will finish configuring the hi-hat pedal. To do this, simply create with your foot an angle corresponding to the angle that your foot would form on the hi-hat pedal if you had to release the cymbals.
- Hold the position for a few seconds. The application will confirm the correct configuration.
Note : The “semi-open” position of the hi-hat (when the cymbals barely touch each other) is calculated automatically.
Examples of well-configured play areas
This configuration of play areas is also functional: the elements are not vertically aligned.
This configuration is perfect: with a silent drumkit, it is very easy to reproduce the layout of an acoustic kit.
On the other hand, here are some examples of play areas that can cause problems with the sensors :
In this configuration, the two central zones are aligned vertically, which can cause problems when playing with the sensors.
Indeed, the angle formed by your wrists will be the same between the central zone and the central zone located on top.
The sensor will not be able to make the distinction between the two.
This configuration will obviously cause some problems for the sensors during your drumming sessions…
Instantly reposition the drum kit
If you have to move or rotate on yourself, simply point the drumsticks towards the new snare drum location, and press the sensor ignition button with a simple (not prolonged) push.
This instant calibration allows you to move in any direction, play on stage in a stable way, and correct the occasional drift of sensor angles without having to perform the configuration process a second time.