Tempo Advance now runs natively on iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
Ratings and Reviews
You'll not need any other!
I teach drums as well as session work and this does everything I need it to. The timers are awesome! I especially like how it is not tied to notation but instead beats per bar and subdivisions. Which means learning a groove in 5/16 the trying to hear it as 10/8 is very easy to configure. Or highlighting clave or other ostinatos to practice over.
The other apps are limited to just the meter and subdivisions they have preprogrammed.
Just get it. $3 vs $130 I spent on my Dr. Beat 15 years ago is just a better buy especially since it outperforms everything out there.
I first bought the Tempo app which I am able to work just fine. The idea of polyrhythms and more complex timing structure was intriguing to me, so I bought Tempo Advance. Sadly, I wasn't able to understand how complex tempos were structured in a "song" or how multiple tempos were supposed to fit into the song without consuming a huge amount of space. I went over the videos and in app tutorails a dozen times if once. Since I read and use technical manuals on everything from automotive ABS braking systems to ship board systems on aircraft carriers, I expect an extensive amount of detail, but that's just me. I reached out to the company twice by email for help, but never received a reply either time. I suppose if the company is not interested, neither am I. From reviews I see most are able to use the app fine, but to what capacity I have no idea. I'm going to return this app and keep the Tempo app but I am a bit disappointed. What all of this tells me is that the "developer" and the person who "wrote" the app are not one in the same...
A couple issues but AMAZING
I use this for guitar exercises and it’s absolutely amazing. It’s also awesome for writing music. I feel though as the iOS for Apple has updated I’ve noticed a few hiccups. I use the increase in tempo a lot and it seems that when it’s increasing automatically when it gets to the 3 digit numbers (100+ obviously) only the first 2 digits of the number show up...so say when I go from 95bmp then it bounces up to 100 it only displays 10. And say 115 looks like 11. Not a huge deal and I’ll work around it but I wasn’t sure if you had heard of this and were trying to fix it! Just letting you know! The other issue has seemed to resolve itself with a new phone purchase but the tap tempo action was causing the app to crash, but it seems fine now!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.