Metronome: Tempo Lite 4+

Setlists and automation

Frozen Ape Pte. Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 2.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Tempo, the premier metronome app for iOS is now available as this free Lite version. Tempo was featured as "New and Noteworthy" and "Staff Favorite" by Apple on the main iTunes landing page. Now you can enjoy Tempo's core features before upgrading to its full suite of features.

Tempo Lite's engine is written from the ground up for high accuracy and stability. It keeps going even in device lock mode, making it a useful aid for live drumming.

As a special treat, we've included the Tracker Module which helps in your practices by tracking the number of bars or time played.

As opposed to purchasing Tempo, upgrading Tempo Lite nets you a dark colour scheme for the flipside views (instead of light).

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Features Summary

• 8 different time signatures: 1-4/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
• 6 rhythm patterns for simple meters and 3 for compound meters
• Customize accents or turn beats off to create more complex rhythms
• Tap tempo function
• Tempo ranges from 10 to 800

• Visual feedback in the form of pulsating LEDs
• Two pendulum types, each with two animation types
• Flash whole screen

Tracker and Automator Module
• Track number of bars played or time your practice
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars.
• Stop playback automatically when limit reached
• Automatic adjustment of tempo every n number of bars or n amount of time

• Choose from 4 sound sets: Digital, Analog, Blip and Wooden
• Volume control and Mute button

• Classical metronome and Italian tempo markings
• Multi-tasking support: plays in background with audio from other apps
• Two interface themes: Light and Dark

What’s New

Version 5.0.7

Tempo now displays natively on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

Keelgood ,

This is incredible!!

I’m literally in the midst of making Set lists that has 150 songs each here in Nashville at the moment with this app! The fact that you can have accents or not… Or eighth notes if you want or 16s or triplets… Built into each song is nothing short of amazing and quick! You can get around so fast if someone calls a song you can easily get to it and the tempo is ready to go! Also the fact that you can go to gig mode or Setlist mode or the practice mode… Depending on what you’re doing is amazing! (I’m literally in the midst of making a Set lists for the fifth time and I literally went out of doing it to come write this review)… This is a MUST BUY for drummers! Especially if you’re going to have a sub drummer for you (Or if you are the sub drummer) all you have to do is share the list to them in the same app and they’ve got all the Tempos ready to go… they don’t have to do all of that homework over again! This is brilliant is all I can say! This just put my Tama rhythm watch in the grave… RIP!! Freaking BRAVO!!i 10 STARS!!

Mr. Bench ,

Works for breathing too 😉

I may be a little out of line here by giving this a five star review, because I’m not using it for what it was designed for. I was looking for an app that could provide an audible “tick” every 10 seconds, when the app wasn’t the main app, when other apps were playing (e.g. music or podcasts), and whether or not the screen was turned on. You’d think that should be pretty straightforward, but after spending an entire morning downloading, installing, and then removing one horrible timer/hiit/cadence/metronome app after another, this is the only one I found that could do what I wanted. My only issue is that I would like to go lower than 10 bpm, and it doesn’t. But seriously, who needs that for a metronome, so I can’t complain. The free version works fine for my purposes, but I upgraded to the “pro“ just because good apps should be rewarded. (And if you ever decide to drop the BPM all the way down to 1 in a future version, I can’t imagine anyone complaining.)

Ken Dottie ,

Best metronome/ set list app for live performances

I’ve been looking for an app that had a metronome for timing and allows me to create set lists for live performances. This app does it all. It also allows me to edit set lists (tempo/rename songs) and pick from a list of songs I’ve already setup. I use to use another app with similar features but it wouldn’t let me edit (tempos/rename songs) once it was created. You could only delete the songs and start over. Also, it didn’t have the option to add previously setup songs to a new set list like this app does. As a drummer in a ministry that’s not setup with a click track, this app helps me with starting tempos during our sets. Great purchase…

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