I am creating a responsive led drum kit using 5V SK6812 addressable LED strips. I have tried both 30 and 60 LED per meter strips and am getting lag when trying to flash a string of 50 or more LEDS. For example,when they should flash off and on in sync it looks more like a chase pattern as the strip struggles to get all the LEDs the information quickly enough for them to all toggle together. Is there any solution to this or am I doing something wrong?
I am using an Arduino Mega 2560 R3 and the following strips:
Perts: I am using the Adafruit Library but was hoping to custom code my led output if possible (any links to code?)
I am also planning to set the brightness based on some piezos i have set up as drum sensors.