Backbeater 4+

Tempo Monitor for Drummers

E S Devices Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 3.1 • 8 Ratings
    • Free



Backbeater is the world's most advanced drum metronome. Backbeater consists of both hardware and software, and works with your smartphone or tablet.

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.

What’s New

Version 6.2.1

- change help url
- fix minor issue

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

BMorgan65 ,


Reported issues with Iphone5S in Dec 2013 and was told there had not been alot of testing done with the 5S. Would have been nice to know that before spending 60 bucks.I have noticed the following issues on my Iphone5S
- sometimes trigger is recognized , sometimes not
- doesnt save settings (beats/window/sensitivity)
- sometimes it tracks beats , sometimes not - untrustworthy at my gigs
- the help screen is of no use you click the topics and they do nothing??

Soupman1100 ,

Option to see old display?

I got to say, I like the older version of the app better. The Tempo readout font is much larger on the old app and all hits (including early and late hits) cause a flash to show up somewhere on the circle. The new version of the app only triggers the flash when you hit the tempo exactly. If you are early or late, the needle moves, but no obvious indication that the sensor felt the hit. This caused me frustrations a couple times thinking the sensor wasn’t picking up my hits because I was playing too lightly.

As others requested.... could you add an option to view the “Circle Display”?

drummer9119 ,

New main screen?

Dude, I love this sensor and app. It prevents a lot of grief and arguments, and made the band trust me (if reluctantly since they are proven to fight tempo). But this new update??? I much prefer the old circle-with-revolving-dot screen over the new “odometer” screen. Could the old one be added back in as an option to choose for your main interface? Please? Also, the menu screen on the left doesn’t fully come into view when I open it up. Minor bug, though.

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