Backbeater️ combines our brand new drum sensor design with apps for iOS and Android to help drummers monitor their tempo. Our all-new sensor design connects right to your snare drum and shows the tempo of your playing (in BPM) right on the large display of your smartphone or tablet.
Best of all, 100% of profits from all sales of Backbeater are donated to the Percussive Arts Society. See Makers4Good.com for more information.
Backbeater is the world's most advanced drum metronome. Backbeater consists of both hardware and software, and works with your smartphone or tablet.
Musicians playing in a band often interpret tempo differently. Budding musicians and music students sometimes find it difficult to maintain tempo. Traditional metronomes can help address these challenges; however, they are often difficult to use, off-putting, and unnecessarily fiddly—not to mention expensive for what they attempt to accomplish.
Here at Makers4Good, we figured there must be a better way. Our goal was to design a product that would correctly monitor tempo, display it clearly, and make it easy to use in the playing environments of modern drummers. By optimizing your mobile device’s large screen and interface, we’ve managed to make what we believe is a much better, clearer, cheaper, more sensitive, and more versatile product than those previously available.
Best of all, Makers4Good donates its profits to charities, including music education charities. You get a great tempo monitoring system, and you help us help music educators and their students.
Our Wiretap audio splitter gives your device an extra headphone jack in addition to the mic/headphone combo jack—which lets you connect the Backbeater sensor to your mobile device and use a pair of headphones or earbuds at the same time.
Backbeater allows drummers to monitor their tempo: either freestyle, or with a reference tempo. The Backbeater metronome can be set to your rhythm. It can discreetly tell you a tempo you tap out, and it can store lists of tempos, for when you're playing live.
Our tempo sensor mounts directly to your snare drum with existing hardware—it fits under one of the lugs that encircle your snare's rim. You simply mount and connect to your smartphone as follows.
Our app is easy to use, and shows you all you need to know about your tempo on one screen. This data is large and easily viewed while playing your kit.
Seasoned professionals, rock stars, and amateur drummers the world over love this app.
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