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BPM Detector

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by gabep, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. gabep


    Aug 21, 2012
    I'm currently in the process of accumulating gear for a live solo project I've conceived. It gonna involve a lot of bass loops, synth sequences, and drum loops. In order to do what I have in mind though, I need a bpm detector in order to sync loops and sequences/drum loops. I know I could just get a looper pedal with a midi input, but thats not really an option for me right now (I have a boss rc-30 btw). I know the kaoss pad has a built in bpm detector and that would work, but I am wondering if anyone knows of any cheaper options?
  2. Metronome with tap tempo and there are apps that give bpm.
  3. gabep


    Aug 21, 2012
    Thanks for the reply, but tap tempo only really works if you get it absolutely perfect, which is almost impossible, (also depending on the length of the loop, some of mine are pretty long), if its a tiny bit off it will slowly unsync. Also I would prefer not have to connect a phone or computer to my live set up.
  4. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    what do you meant by BPM detector??
    just from your brief description, i think this is the only pedal that can detect a click track but it still needed an audio source,
    Time Bandit | Truetone

    Are you going to have everything running seperate output hence your need to get them a bpm generator?
    my suggestion is to invest on the digitech jamman xt with the jam sync, it will be much simpler.

    check out this video, she is running multiple setup through different output and sync them all together.
  5. gabep


    Aug 21, 2012

    This video explains what I'm trying to do, just replace the cd player with a loop pedal. And I couldn't find anywhere that sold the bpm detector he uses in the video.
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    For something like that to work really well you're going to end up getting devices that can midi sync together, especially for reliable live use.
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  7. Dark Barn

    Dark Barn

    Aug 3, 2010
    I agree with @Dave W. Unless you sync them the clocks are probably going to stray from each other, even if they are set to the same BPM. That might be fine for working out ideas at home but I wouldn't take it to the stage.
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  8. Yep, using a clock is the only way to do this reliably.

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