Hello, and welcome to our Redison blog.
In today’s article, we will take you behind the scenes of the Senstroke tests.
As you know, we have started shipping the first orders. While waiting to receive your kit, we offer you a review of the latest tests we have performed.
Over the past few months, we have carried out various sensitivity tests. These allow us to optimize the sensitivity and range of sounds that the sensors will produce.
In our opinion, it is extremely important that the sensors reproduce the sensations of a real drum set as accurately as possible.
Our technology is based on the impact of the hits given by the user. Therefore, we have the possibility to implement different levels of sensitivity, allowing us to nuance the drummer’s playing.
As you can see, the ride cymbal reacts differently depending on the force of the strike.
Coupled with rebound management, this sensitivity offers realistic and faithful playing sensations.
As a drummer, we know that our Senstroke sensors must be shock-resistant.
During our months of testing, we have put the sensors to the test. The first models did not resist shocks, as our selection was drastic.
As time went on, we adjusted the dimensions and materials of the sensors to find the suit that would withstand any test.
The final sensors are slightly larger than the trial versions. Our product is now 19gr and, as a professional drummer told us, it is still very pleasant to play.
This change does not alter the play or the possibilities offered by the sensors, on the contrary.
These last sensors are much more durable and will better resist shocks and game risks.
They also provide better protection for the microprocessor card and the battery inside the sensor. These elements must obviously remain intact to ensure the proper functioning of the sensor.
In addition, once slipped onto the drumsticks, the sensors do not move and remain functional even if the stick turns over.
Although we have designed the strongest product possible, we still recommend that you should not hit too hard, in order to preserve the longevity of the sensors.
Once the accuracy, robustness and sensitivity of the sensors had been defined, we moved on to real-world tests.
We have defined a multitude of game environments to test the possibilities offered by the sensors.
Our first drumkit series were created on small game environments, which can easily be reproduced in everyday life.
For example, sensors can be used to practice your basics anytime, anywhere, with realistic drum sound.
Our tests then continue with the creation of drumkits composed of several elements. These small drum kits that can be played, for example, on a desk.
We used the sensors on different surfaces and in different places to observe their behaviour, and to readjust our settings if necessary.
It was during these tests that we added a crucial element to our application: the bell !
Deliver our product after more than a year of research, adjustments, tests, without bell? It was inconceivable to us.
We then received our silent drum kit. This one proves to be very useful, because it allows us to reproduce configurations worthy of a real drum set.
Finally, as the sensors send MIDI to each percussion, we tested the use of the sensors with other software on smartphone and computer / Mac.
Directly provided under IOS, it is the Garageband software that is used as the basis for the tests. The compatibility of the sensors is immediate, and it is possible to use them in a direct and simple way.
We always carry out test phases in order to continuously adjust the sensor technology so that you have the most efficient product possible. If you have already received your sensors, don’t worry, you will soon be able to update them directly to benefit from the latest settings.
Nevertheless, our biggest test is coming up: you.
Indeed, you will be the greatest testers of the product.
We are therefore looking forward to your reactions, feedback and suggestions for improvement.
If you would like to learn more about the development of our Senstroke application, I invite you to read this article.
On that note, see you next time and keep on drumming !