How do I play with MacOS?

Freedrum works with macOS. This tutorial shows you how to connect to your Mac and play using GarageBand.

  • Open up "Audio MIDI Setup" in your applications folder
  • This app allows you to connect to Freedrum as a MIDI device
  • Go to "Window"
  • Select "Show MIDI Studio"

Select "Bluetooth" from the menu

  • A Bluetooth configuration window will open
  • Turn on your Freedrum sensors by pressing the button on them once
  • Your sensors will appear as FD1 v1
  • Connect to each sensor by clicking "Connect"
  • You're now connected!
  • Time to head over to GarageBand to begin playing
  • Open up GarageBand (you can download it here)
  • Select "Empty Project"
  • Select "Software Instrument" from the "Choose a track type" menu
  • GarageBand will create a new song and default to a keyboard instrument
  • Select "Drum Kit" from the "Library" panel
  • Now's the time to start bashing the air with Freedrum!
  • You can change the sound of your kit by selecting different options in the left-hand menu (Bluebird, Brooklyn, etc.)


Please get in touch if you have any questions!