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How to install "Freedrum"

These instructions will help you install your "Freedrum" sticks quickly and easily on Win 10.

  1. First install your MAGIX software.
  2. Download the "Freedrum Console" from the links below.
  3. Install the "Freedrum Console".
  4. If a Bluetooth device is already installed on your PC, deactivate it through the Windows Device Manager.

Download Freedrum Console
Freedrum Console Installation Guide

  1. Connect the "Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle" to the USB port of the PC and wait one to two seconds until Windows has set up the "Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle". 
  2. Open the Windows settings for Bluetooth devices "Add Bluetooth devices". Each sensor must be set up individually.
  3. To do this, briefly press the LED button on the sensor once (LED lights up blue).
  4. The Freedrum sensors log on with the name "FD1 v7" or "FD1v8", for example.
  5. The sensors should connect automatically. When a sensor is connected, it will stop flashing blue and light up permanently green. 
  6. Repeat the process until all sensors have been installed.

Sensorware Settings

  1. If the sensors are switched off, you will see a red dot behind the device name.
  2. With a simple click on the LED button you can switch the sensors on or off. 

If a sensor does not connect, restart it and click on "Reconnect Sensors". This function can be found in the "Connections" menu.

Freedrum & Music Maker 

  1. Start Music Maker.
  2. Open the program settings ("P" key).
  3. Click on the "Audio/MIDI" tab
  4. Activate the Freedrum sensors as MIDI input.
  5. Download and install the Freedrum Rock VST drum plug-in for free via Music Maker Store.
  6. Drag and drop the VST instrument from the instrument tab into the arrangement and start performing.