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
* Fixed a bug that prevented the app from detecting the sensor on some devices
* Support for latest iPhone screen resolutions
* Other bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Superb design, durable and simple to use. Every drummer ‘should’ have this set up with their rig. It does not interfere with your existing triggers, rhythm samplers/tracks, etc…It stands alone as a ‘speedometer’ of sorts. Just a great way to check where you sit on the beat from time to time. I have seen other devices similar to this; but I must say, the quality here is far better and the price simply can’t be beat (pun intended). I actually didn’t even hook it up to the snare. I placed it on the Hi-hat cause thats where I keep my time. I don’t need to worry about all the inflections/fills/ghost notes on my snare…the hi-hat is steady. Though, if you choose, there is a toggle on the application to adjust the sensitivity for filtering out ghost notes on the snare and only track solid down beats. Well done!
Don’t buy the sensor
If you want to use the product as just a metronome then try it out but don’t purchase the sensor. The first one I bought work for around a year(maybe) and it do work as stated however it did stop working because the wires detached inside the part that attaches to the drum. I went without for awhile and figured I give it another shot. The new sensor just arrived and it had been redesigned and looked more durable so I was pleased but then it doesn’t work at all out of the box. I’ve asked for a refund and I’m waiting on a response but beware of the sensor it is low quality.
Developer Response ,
Hi! We're sorry that the old design wasn't very durable, which is why we did release a new sensor. The issue you are describing with the newer design was in fact due to a software bug that has been fixed in the latest version of our app. We've been doing a lot of work to make Backbeater better lately, and there have been a couple of growing pains. We're back on track now though, so please give your sensor another try!
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.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.