Backbeater is the world's most advanced metronome for drummers. With the Backbeater Sensor, it knows the tempo you're playing.

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.

"Backbeater is a gift from heaven for drummers" - Neil Conti, drummer for David Bowie

"I never go on stage without it" - Leo Costa, drummer for Matisyahu, Everlast

What's New

Version 4.0.1

Fixed the 'Conti Kick-In'. The metronome now stays in phase with you when you hit that little lighting bolt. Now you can keep on grooving without tipping over the apple cart.

We've disabled the idle timer on your phone so Backbeater doesn't disappear like your bandmates when it's time to load out.

Changed the metronome sounds. Turns out our sound designer recorded the last ones in the shower, so we made him do them again with the water turned off.

We also found a little crashie-buggy type thing. Squished!

Customer Reviews

Very good... wish they were still making updates


I’ve used my Backbeater and iOS App for a few years. It works great and I wish more drummers would find this tool and use it. The App is good. Wish they would continue improving it and possibly update the display a little. As I said, it works but wouldn’t mind a refreshed display.

Great product


Best tempo monitor I've ever used. Love that the sensor attaches via a lug and doesn't just sit on the top head. Quality product and would recommend

App is free because the sensor is not


I have used a TempoRef for years and wanted to see what’s available for an iPhone app. This app is virtually useless without their sensor, which costs $60. Maybe I’m wrong but a piezo drum trigger runs about $20, so not sure what’s so special about their sensor. I’d love to try it in a live situation but not for $60.


James Flynn
16.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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