New 20140507 frimware and MegaDrumManager versions released

I just released a new version of MegaDrum firmware where I added a new Pedal handling algorithm. It is enabled if you set "Pedal->New Algrthm" to Yes. When enabled, it also uses 2 additional Pedal paramaters: MinVelocity and MaxVelocity which play role in calculating chick and splash velocities. When you navigate to this 2 Pedal parameters you will also be able to see raw pedal press/release speed(velocity) when you do a chick. See details in Latest MegaDrum firmware version

Letest MegaDrum Manager version and more

It's been a year since I released an ARM version of MegaDrum and, even though I rarely post news on the main web page, I constantly improve MegaDrum firmware by adding new features, fixing bugs or improving old features. If you're frequent on the MegaDrum forum then you probably know of all the latest changes but here is the summary of main changes for the past year:


A new MCU allows to save more Configs/Drum Maps.

I have added Atmega1284 to the list of MCUs which can be used in MegaDrum. Atmega1284 allows to save twice as many Cinfigs/Drum Maps in non-volatile memory compared to Atmega644.
Also, with the new USB MIDI firmware and latest MegaDrum firmware it is now possible to switch to higher MIDI speeds which reduces latency by 0.5-1.5ms.
For details see Changes in version 20110424 in Latest MegaDrum firmware version.