You probably heard or experienced that MegaDrum was quite difficult to configure and find perfect settings espesially for mesh type pads. The hardest thing with mesh type pads was to find a sweet spot in settings where you get false triggering eliminated without killing fast/press rolls.
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.
It's been a while since I posted in the News. It is not because of a lack of news but because I was busy working on general MegaDrum functionality optimization and on implementing new features, both which have been suggested by MegaDrum users and which I have planed myself. And the list of the features is not short:
Lately I have been busy working on a development of Positionals Sensing (PS) for MegaDrum and I'm pleased to tell that I've added an experimental support for PS in the latest firmware version. There are a few requirements and limitations:
It may appear I haven't been very active lately with news. It is for a reason. I want to make sure that MegaDrum is future proof and this is why I ported MegaDrum firmware to pic24 and pic32 MCUs awhile back, see http://www.megadrum.info/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=447&start=0&hilit=pic32 for details. Last month I was getting to know ARM MCUs and as a result I've now ported MegaDrum firmware to an ARM core and specifically to STM32F103VBT6.