Freedrum supports Android!
While most midi devices on the market decided not to support Android - we took another direction. We wanted to show that Freedrum can work on Android, and also wanted to make sure you know if your device is compatible.
Your device should have the following:
Bluetooth 4.0 or higher.
Running Android 6.0 or higher.
Support for Midi over Bluetooth
We understand that these aren't the easiest things to identify. That is why we added a compatibility test directly in our app Sensorware.
Head to the Google Play Store and download our app Sensorware.
1. If you can not download the app then sadly your device is not compatible with Freedrum.
2. If you can download the app please open the Sensorware app.
3. Press the 3 dots in the top right corner.
4. Press the section saying “run diagnostics”.
Here you can test to see if your phone supports all the hardware to properly work with Freedrum.
Here is a list of guaranteed devices that work with our Sensorware app and work with Freedrum sensors.
Moto X Play Customer Tested & Approved.
Samsung Galaxy S8 - Developer Tested & Approved
Google Pixel 1 & 2 - Customer Tested & Approved.
Nexus 6P - Customer Tested & Approved.
Sony Xperia Z3 Plus - Freedrum Tested & Approved.
It is one thing that your device is compatible - it is another if it has latency.
What is Latency?
Latency: the delay before a transfer of data begins following an instruction for its transfer.
To put it simply, it is the time it takes for you to hit a drum or cymbal with your sensor and the sound to travel out of your devices speakers. Where Apple has championed the the world of Midi & Bluetooth over Midi - this is where Android struggles.
Latency is not something we can fix through our app. Unfortunately this is with your device.
Our forum is filled with many fans and supporters of Freedrum. Here is a link with more information on Freedrum & Android compatibility.