How much space do I need?

How much space do I need?

Postby osau » Sat May 31, 2014 4:35 am

I notice that in the demo video, the drummer sits at some distance from the computer/camera.

My studio occupies a fairly cramped, pokey little space, and I'm wondering if that could be a problem.

Is there a guideline on this?

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Re: How much space do I need?

Postby Sipaliwini » Sat May 31, 2014 9:42 am

You do need a minimum of free space. The videos at http://aerodrums.com/manual/#setting-up-the-hardware will give you an idea.

Roughly, with anything below 6' ( 1.8m ) in front of the camera, and roughly 5' ( 1.5m ) wide at the level of your seat, you risk feeling cramped if you are used to drumming on a normal kit. (You can see at 0:08 in the first setup video that the free space needed is narrower closer to the camera, it's like a cone). If you are very tall, I would add up to a foot (0.3 m) to these figures.

One thing you can do if your space is small is to attach the camera to the wall or place it on a small shelf, instead of putting it on a table, this will save you the depth of a table.
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Re: How much space do I need?

Postby osau » Sat May 31, 2014 2:49 pm

Thanks for your response.

I've played on kits before, but I'm definitely not 'a drummer'

I have another question now; how configurable is the virtual kit? Can you arrange it, in space, however you like? Can you alter the dimensions of the drums? Eg, having huge or tiny drums
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Re: How much space do I need?

Postby Sipaliwini » Sat May 31, 2014 4:04 pm

Yes you can place the drums where you want them. If you place some drums near to each other, they will feel small. If you play with just a few pieces that you place far apart, each will seem to have a bigger surface than on a real kit.
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Re: How much space do I need?

Postby osau » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:11 pm

Sipaliwini wrote:Yes you can place the drums where you want them. If you place some drums near to each other, they will feel small. If you play with just a few pieces that you place far apart, each will seem to have a bigger surface than on a real kit.


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