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liveBPM - Beat Detector

Daniel Bach

Sharpen your sense of time! live BPM is the tempo monitoring tool for musicians!

4.2 Ratings 382 Reviews 10K+ Downloads
Sharpen your sense of time! live BPM is the tempo monitoring tool for musicians!
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4.2
382 Ratings
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  • Thanks for Update May 10, 2017

    By LeonardPDX
    Daniel, thanks for the update. With the last updates from Apple, I thought it might have killed your app. This is such a handy app. It's like having a speed radar gun for your band. Much handier than a click track as you get a feel for the speed of the whole band. I just attach my phone to my kit with a simple mount and I always know where we are on timing. I'm surprised this app isn't used by every band. Look forward to 2.0!!!!
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  • Jun 23, 2020

    By Dave Sphault
    Works with entire drum set, you start playing and it reads out the BPM after about four seconds then you just glance down at it once in a while to see how you're doing. This is a must have! Even recordes a graphical display,. The first time I tried it after about 5 minutes, I looked down and I was rushing about 6 BPM I couldn't believe it! I checked it against a metronome and it's spot-on. After about an hour I could stay within one BPM after 10 minutes playing. Easily worth 4 times the price
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  • Stop the bpm questioning Nov 29, 2018

    By NameNickPete
    Not so many musicians have a perfect feel for tempo. “We” as base players and drummers are the guides. This app is a must have and it closes out the complaints from singers and other not perfect timers. I (the drummer) set the tempo for the band. Without the app I was not able to SHOW the factual tempo and that is where it gets annoying sometimes. Now the tempo played is not a “feeling” anymore but a fact. Made my live easier. And I can see when I screw up before anybody else 😉. And yes sometimes the singer of solo players want some freedoms, that’s fine too! We than can show them how much freedom we gave them.
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  • Feb 28, 2020

    By Richard Stehlík
    Works great, I use it a lot while practicing with band and on gigs and it is much better than classic metronome. I play mostly jazz, I often slow down or speed up and this helps me a lot to maintain same tempo without having to have earphones with clicking metronome. Don't expect that it will show you actual tempo precisely, but the most powerful feature is the graph, where you can see your tempo trend right away with quick blink of your eye.
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  • Detecting a click tract bpm May 16, 2020

    By Joel1948
    I use it only to detect the click track count in for the backing tracks I purchase. Some producers publish the tempo but most don’t which makes it unclear visually where sections start and stop. I can have it listen to the count off click audio, set the discovered bpm in Reaper, load a track and see how it lines up many bars down the line. If the tune is played in good time, everything will line up visually and the snap function will be useable. Live bpm worked perfectly for this simple task.
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  • What happened? May 5, 2019

    By R2D5
    I’ve used this app for about 1 year. Love it. Out of the blue, it shows up as only a black screen. I reset my phone to factory settings. No go. Still a black screen. iPhone 7 current OS. Only writing here because cannot find a way to contact developer. Anyone else experiencing this issue? Might be a hardware problem. Frustrating nonetheless. Please advise.
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  • Jun 23, 2020

    By Dave Sphault
    Works with entire drum set, you start playing and it reads out the BPM after about four seconds then you just glance down at it once in a while to see how you're doing. This is a must have! Even recordes a graphical display,. The first time I tried it after about 5 minutes, I looked down and I was rushing about 6 BPM I couldn't believe it! I checked it against a metronome and it's spot-on. After about an hour I could stay within one BPM after 10 minutes playing. Easily worth 4 times the price
    more
  • Stop the bpm questioning Nov 29, 2018

    By NameNickPete
    Not so many musicians have a perfect feel for tempo. “We” as base players and drummers are the guides. This app is a must have and it closes out the complaints from singers and other not perfect timers. I (the drummer) set the tempo for the band. Without the app I was not able to SHOW the factual tempo and that is where it gets annoying sometimes. Now the tempo played is not a “feeling” anymore but a fact. Made my live easier. And I can see when I screw up before anybody else 😉. And yes sometimes the singer of solo players want some freedoms, that’s fine too! We than can show them how much freedom we gave them.
    more
  • Feb 28, 2020

    By Richard Stehlík
    Works great, I use it a lot while practicing with band and on gigs and it is much better than classic metronome. I play mostly jazz, I often slow down or speed up and this helps me a lot to maintain same tempo without having to have earphones with clicking metronome. Don't expect that it will show you actual tempo precisely, but the most powerful feature is the graph, where you can see your tempo trend right away with quick blink of your eye.
    more
  • Detecting a click tract bpm May 16, 2020

    By Joel1948
    I use it only to detect the click track count in for the backing tracks I purchase. Some producers publish the tempo but most don’t which makes it unclear visually where sections start and stop. I can have it listen to the count off click audio, set the discovered bpm in Reaper, load a track and see how it lines up many bars down the line. If the tune is played in good time, everything will line up visually and the snap function will be useable. Live bpm worked perfectly for this simple task.
    more
  • Drummers need this. Apr 6, 2019

    By YayaCheetah
    The app can be a bit wonky with odd time signatures, but it otherwise does a fairly amazing job without the need for extra trigger hardware. I have used it to learn how my emotions impact my tendencies to speed up or slow down. I also use it to show bandmates where their perception of time is off (“No, in fact we did not speed up. We were +/- 1 bpm the entire time. Have a look at the data.”)
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  • Thanks for Update May 10, 2017

    By LeonardPDX
    Daniel, thanks for the update. With the last updates from Apple, I thought it might have killed your app. This is such a handy app. It's like having a speed radar gun for your band. Much handier than a click track as you get a feel for the speed of the whole band. I just attach my phone to my kit with a simple mount and I always know where we are on timing. I'm surprised this app isn't used by every band. Look forward to 2.0!!!!
    more
  • Aug 6, 2020

    By grantallen gonzales
    it says that it is for a previous version of android and needs to be updated... been using this for a while and i switched phones... this app needs to be updated for the newee version of android phones thanks
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  • Awesome app Apr 29, 2018

    By tak3000
    I downloaded this app a few days ago and have been playing with it ever since. If there was some way to calculate the average tempo over what it recorded and displayed the lowest BPM/highest BPM over that period would be great. These numbers could be used for all sorts measurements making it easier to see improvement over time.
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  • Jun 20, 2019

    By Mark Lucksinger
    This is a great app. I don't usually pay for apps but this is so worth it. Really helps me pull back and not freight train a song. Split screen would be quite helpful so I can have it next to the music instead of using 2 devices. Metronome? Maybe that defeats the purpose? Still, I would use it if it were there.
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  • Worth it May 2, 2019

    By Jed Fish Gould
    Sometimes you just need to quickly know the BPM of a song, and you do not have the time (or the mind!) to do the math. It’s annoying that the orientation is landscape. A bit more difficult to hold with one hand and operate.
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  • Doesn’t work with odd time signatures. Mar 2, 2020

    By `25
    I’m a professional musician specializing in traditional folk music from many countries. I downloaded this AP just now and tested it playing my hurdy gurdy. I’m afraid it doesn’t work at all with 3/8 — even with a loud, steady pulse from the dog (the buzzing bridge on the gurdy), though it had no problems with tunes in 2/4 and 4/4. I then played samples of recorded music — Irish, Old Time, etc. It can barely handle 6/8 if there is a loud guitar in the mix, not on solo fiddle or pipes; and it gets totally confused with recordings of Hungarian, Balkan music, etc. Too bad, I had high hopes.
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  • Decent, not very fast though Dec 20, 2018

    By FearlessPandas
    This seems like a decent tool for recording speed at lower tempos. However it only seems to effectively measure tempo ranges below roughly 200 bpm. I personally bought this to measure drum roll speed, but sub 200 bpm is way to slow to for any reasonable roll. So for what it can do it’s a fine app, just don’t expect to measure a 800 bpm roll on this with any real accuracy.
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  • Nov 1, 2019

    By TrayTray The Don
    Would be 5 stars but...after using it twice in a day it comes up a blank screen when trying to open the app. I even tried a force close. The only thing that fixes the issue is a restart of the device. I am an android user on the Samsung Galaxy S9 plus. This happened on my previous device as well.
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  • Used to work better? Feb 18, 2020

    By ninamamal
    I have used this app for a couple of years, and in general it works great. More and more frequently though, it gets stuck at 140 BPM, no matter what the actual beat of the song is. If I delete it and re-load it it’s fine, but it’s happening more & more frequently. :-(
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  • Apr 10, 2020

    By Rob Richard
    Looks ok but it's out of date and is not working properly on my S9. Otherwise it looks like a good app for drummers.
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  • What happened? May 5, 2019

    By R2D5
    I’ve used this app for about 1 year. Love it. Out of the blue, it shows up as only a black screen. I reset my phone to factory settings. No go. Still a black screen. iPhone 7 current OS. Only writing here because cannot find a way to contact developer. Anyone else experiencing this issue? Might be a hardware problem. Frustrating nonetheless. Please advise.
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