LiveBPM alternate for a gig?

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  1. bbunks

    bbunks DFO Veteran

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    For some reason LiveBPM won't show up on my iPhone screen. The app "opens" but the screen remains dark. Have deleted and reinstalled the app to no avail.

    Anyone have an alternative? Love using it on a gig and have one in a few weeks.

    Thank you.
     
  2. DanRH

    DanRH Old guy, getting younger

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    I bought an Ipod (newer one at Costco) specifically for the purpose of running LiveBPM. I don't want to use my phone. I know it's an expensive thing to do but to me, definitely worth it.

    Here’s my rig with the iPod on my left under my iPad which I use for my set list.

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  3. repete

    repete This one goes to eleven

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    Any good android apps out there?
     
  4. tommykat1

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    I use LiveBPM when I do brush work, but I still prefer the good old Tempo Ref when I'm hitting the snare harder. It's a stand-alone product that sticks to your snare head with Velcro.
     
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  6. Jordan Blue

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    Yes, and I really wish they still made those. I need a new one.
     
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  7. tommykat1

    tommykat1 DFO Master

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    Still around. Here's the site:

    http://www.luglock.com/
     
  8. Jordan Blue

    Jordan Blue Very well Known Member

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    No, I'm looking for the mini tempo ref that velcros onto the snare head. They used to go for like $50. I emailed the guy. He said they stopped making them.
     
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    jptrickster DFO Master

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    Everyone in the band connected and in sync with Band helper App. Song lists, lyrics, charts, tempo, ect ect. Best band tool around.
    It cost a few bucks but well worth it
     
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    tempobob DFO Veteran

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    Check out BeatMirror.
     
  12. RickP

    RickP Dan RH Jr.

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    I just downloaded Tempi - Live Beat Detection - seems very cool and very easy to use.
     
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    You could have my friend Tony come to your gig. He will stand on the side of the stage and tell you if you are rushing or dragging.

    He will tell you that during a song, after the song, while you're playing another song, and during set breaks.

    He's a human metronome...when listening to others.
     
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    I have the LiveBPM app on my Android phone, and it works great. Does anyone know of anything I can use to attach/mount it to my hi hat stand so I can see it a little easier as I play?
     
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    This is the one I have, it's called the Tempo Ref, and it attaches to the snare with Velcro. This same model has been around for at least 10 years, I'm pretty sure.
     
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    I downloaded it and tried it against Live BPM. It wasn't as quick to react to tempo changes as LiveBPM.
     
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    Live BPM works on my iPhone X with Beta iOS 12.1.1. I tend to use it more for rehearsal lately as I found I got distracted at times looking at the screen during a gig.
     
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    I use Pro Metronome. Very good for iphone and android which I have. I paid the $2.00 to get the stage mode and other cool functions. I use it to stop after 4 measures for gigs. You can check youtube for reviews.
    http://eumlab.com/pro-metronome/
     
  19. Carlos McSnurf

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    I use and recommend full version of it, too. But the topic is about Live BPM which works as a BPM measurement tool.
    My Live BPM works ok on iPhone 6 with iOS 10. In some loud environment it's hard to rely on its results. I use it basically for rehearsals and, when Live - for track general tempo summary
     
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    I purchased this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QLWZ1CI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .. there are better ones out there, but this works fine for me. I've connected it to both cymbal stand ( Crash cymbal to the left of my TT ) and the center mount double TT mount on a vintage Ludwig kit.
     

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