BeatMirror giveaway results – 5 winners of Ten Kettles’ tempo-testing app

Download from iTunes App StoreI reviewed Ten Kettles latest app – BeatMirror – a few days ago here on the Music App Blog. The app falls into the ‘musical eduction’ category and is aimed primarily at drummers. And, as discussed in the review, while the app is extremely simple to use (although there are a bunch of new features on the development list apparently), in this case, ‘simple’ most certainly doesn’t mean the same as ‘not useful’.

BeatMirror’s function is quite straightforward; it gives you feedback on your ability to hold a specific tempo. The app uses your iPhone or iPad microphone to monitor the sound close by and, if that contains a strong rhythmic element (such as from a drum kit!), it will display the tempo (averaged over a short time period to smooth things out a little). You can set a target tempo – and there is a small, flashing, virtual LED that matches that target tempo as a guide –  but, in terms of app settings, that’s pretty much it :-)

Just how good is your….. timing? If you tend to wander, BeatMirror might be just the practice aid you require.

So, if your drumming has a tendency to drift, or you are just looking for a new practice tool to test yourself against, BeatMirror is worth a look….  Anyway, thanks to the generosity of Alex from Ten Kettles, I had 5 copies available to give away here at the Music App Blog. The draw closed over the week-end and the winning names were pulled out of the hat this morning….. and the winners are:-

Mauro Meddi

Steffi Moore

Ben Fletcher

Gary Morris

José Sánchez

The winners have now been sent an email with the details of how to get hold of their prizes. Incidentally, if you do appear as a winner in one of these giveaways and you don’t seem to have seen an email from me with the promo code details, then do make sure you check in your junk, trash or spam folders just in case your email system has ‘filed’ the message there :-)

Oh, and if you want to make sure you are entered for all the promo code giveaways that I run through the Music App Blog, then get yourself on the email newsletter list – and pick up your copy of our free ’25 apps’ guide :-)

You can set the target tempo…. and then test how well you can match it.

BeatMirror is a neat little utility that will, I’m sure, appeal to drummers looking to work on their ‘tempo lock’ skills. It works great for practice and would, I’m sure, also be quite a neat tool to have at your side during a gig (providing your iPhone’s mic doesn’t get overwhelmed by the on-stage sound levels) if you need to keep yourself on (tempo) track.

I can easily imagine Ten Kettles adding a few new features to the app over time (as they have done with hearEQ and Waay). Anyway, a simple app that does it’s one job with a minimum of fuss  – the kind of software the App Store can excels at – and sensibly priced. If your time keeping needs some work, BeatMirror might be just the utility app to help you along the way. Hit the App Store download button to find out more….

BeatMirror

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