mashworth wrote:Yes! I also, ALWAYS have an empty room which has painted black walls showing no light in from the outside world. I also ALWAYS wear black clothing whilst playing my aerodrums. The video is a bad example on ‘how aerodrums work’ since the settings he is playing in NO WAY resembles a persons home (since you cannot play these outdoors).
Good video and good effort, but just a non realistic playing environment.
oh get lost, little troll
Despite @mashworth's way of putting it, his opinion is based on facts and experience: Aerodrums' requirement for an optimal playing environment is a major drawback to its practical usability, let alone its convenience. Additionally, I'm a bit light sensitive, so I always have to wear shades, which is another pain in the butt.
Freedrums are great, but there's a dealbreaker: the drifting sensors. They *always* drift within a few minutes, and even though you can re-calibrate on the fly pretty quickly, it makes Freedrums unusable for jamming with friends, let alone gigs. If you play very conservatively, it's not much of a problem, but I can reproduce the same unacceptably large drift with the same simple fill patter, My guess is that it's a hardware limitation of these inexpensive gyroscopes, and the devs will not be able to address the problem with this generation of hardware.
Freedrums are a super cool toy with potential, and Aerodrums are the more serious instrument. Personally, I need the convenience, and my Aerodrums are on mothballs. But my Freedrums' play time is also limited also by the need to reconnect to my laptop every time I put them down for 7 minutes. If you're into this kind of drum controller--which you are because you participate on a board like this--there's no option but to buy them both, have as much fun as possible, look forward to updates and spending more money on upgrades. In this kind of price range, I wouldn't get too upset about it. I mean, think about your average yearly expenditure on cell phone-related stuff.
Also, kudos to Aerodrums' devs for letting a discussion like this happen without panicking over negative comments, regardless of their rudeness.