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Old 10-05-2009, 11:04 PM
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Default Tempo REF, my findings.

A while back I was asking about metronomes for live, a Beat Bug was suggested - I found a buddy who owns a Tempo REF and borrowed it, made a video of myself trying it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YFybJwEVKg

All in all, I was quite impressed, I could see this thing working well for me.

PS - I'm a drummer, not a product spokesperson, excuse my awkwardness at times, I didn't script anything...

PPS - No animals were harmed in the making of this video.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:17 PM
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A while back I was asking about metronomes for live, a Beat Bug was suggested - I found a buddy who owns a Tempo REF and borrowed it, made a video of myself trying it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YFybJwEVKg

All in all, I was quite impressed, I could see this thing working well for me.

PS - I'm a drummer, not a product spokesperson, excuse my awkwardness at times, I didn't script anything...

PPS - No animals were harmed in the making of this video.

The presets are one of the better features, also there's an internal trigger on the Ref. With the internal trigger, you can just tap on the unit and it will register a tempo... which is great for finding a songs tempo, just tap with your finger to the beat.

The 66 presets are only useful if your song list is set in stone. You get up to 1 minute of your songs tempo as a lead in.

The tube/box is dangerous. The Ref doesn't have an on/off switch, it shuts off after 5 minutes of inactivity. Problem is it can't recognize the difference between intended activity and a push on the button(s). When you put the Ref back in the tube, make sure the trigger wires are not on the button side, they can easily activate a button draining the batteries.

Best to shit-can the tube for a a rigid container, something like a hard (sun) glasses case etc. Even w/o wire interference inside the tube, the tubes wall can collapse (soft plastic) and activate the buttons while traveling in a crowded gear/cymbal bag pocket etc.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:45 PM
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Default Re: Tempo REF, my findings.

I've never heard about this device before. It looks like quiet interesting. About how much do they cost?
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Old 10-07-2009, 04:32 AM
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I've never heard about this device before. It looks like quiet interesting. About how much do they cost?
$100

http://www.luglock.com/temporef.htm
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:33 AM
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Default Re: Tempo REF, my findings.

I have both the Tempo Ref and the Groove Guide. The Groove Guide is good too - if you have AC power and want a larger LED.

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Old 10-31-2009, 03:41 PM
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100.00 and you have to supply a paper clip
and a method of putting where you can read it???
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:06 PM
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100.00 and you have to supply a paper clip
and a method of putting where you can read it???
That's why the Groove Guide is better if you have the space and an AC outlet.

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