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Description

Tempo, the premier metronome app for iOS is now available as this free Lite version. Tempo was featured as "New and Noteworthy" and "Staff Favorite" by Apple on the main iTunes landing page. Now you can enjoy Tempo's core features before upgrading to its full suite of features.

Tempo Lite's engine is written from the ground up for high accuracy and stability. It keeps going even in device lock mode, making it a useful aid for live drumming.

As a special treat, we've included the Tracker Module which helps in your practices by tracking the number of bars or time played.

As opposed to purchasing Tempo, upgrading Tempo Lite nets you a dark colour scheme for the flipside views (instead of light).

Visit www.frozenape.com for demo videos.

Features Summary

Configuration
• 8 different time signatures: 1-4/4, 3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
• 6 rhythm patterns for simple meters and 3 for compound meters
• Customize accents or turn beats off to create more complex rhythms
• Tap tempo function
• Tempo ranges from 10 to 800

Display
• Visual feedback in the form of pulsating LEDs
• Two pendulum types, each with two animation types
• Flash whole screen

Tracker and Automator Module
• Track number of bars played or time your practice
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars.
• Stop playback automatically when limit reached
• Automatic adjustment of tempo every n number of bars or n amount of time

Sound
• Choose from 4 sound sets: Digital, Analog, Blip and Wooden
• Volume control and Mute button

Miscellaneous
• Classical metronome and Italian tempo markings
• Multi-tasking support: plays in background with audio from other apps
• Two interface themes: Light and Dark

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Version History

Launched Mar 06, 2013 (about 7 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 2 months, on average.

Oct 29
2019
(Current)
Version 4.2.2

• Fixed engine stall on returning to Tempo while earphones are in use, on older devices running iOS 13
• Other minor bug fixes

Oct 17
2019
Version 4.2.1

Fixed missing option to open Tempo setlist and theme files from Mail app. Please select "More" if you don't see the option immediately.

Oct 04
2019
Version 4.2

iOS 13 compatibility

Aug 21
2019
Version 4.1.3

Presets can now only be changed while in Preset Mode. Presets are deselected when a song is selected, or meter is changed while outside of Preset Mode. (Full Version)

Feb 25
2019
Version 4.1.2

• Tempo now displays natively on iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
• Fixed bug with pan and mute settings not restored on startup.

Nov 30
2017
Version 4.1.1

Bug Fixes

Nov 02
2017
Version 4.1

iPhone X Compatibility

Oct 12
2017
Version 4.0.2

Bug Fixes

Aug 23
2017
Version 4.0.1

• Fixed black screen on iPod touch
• Various other bug fixes

4.0 Changes
• Major UI Refresh: Please switch to a different theme and back if you are using a custom theme.
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars.
• Reference tones now available from main view. (Full Version)
• Preset and Setlist modes now replace Complete mode on iPad. (Full Version)
• Theme Editor now available on iPad. (Full Version)
• Add songs by searching through all setlists. (Full Version)
• Apple Watch code updated to use latest and faster APIs. Please update your Apple Watch to at least watchOS 2.

Aug 21
2017
Version 4.0

• Major UI Refresh: Please switch to a different theme and back if you are using a custom theme.
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars.
• Reference tones now available from main view. (Full Version)
• Preset and Setlist modes now replace Complete mode on iPad. (Full Version)
• Theme Editor now available on iPad. (Full Version)
• Add songs by searching through all setlists. (Full Version)
• Apple Watch code updated to use latest and faster APIs. Please update your Apple Watch to at least watchOS 2.

May 31
2017
Version 3.9.2

Bug Fixes

Jan 17
2017
Version 3.9.1

• Bug Fixes

Nov 07
2016
Version 3.9

• New audio and timing engine that's more accurate and stable
• Various components rewritten to use newer APIs

Sep 13
2016
Version 3.8.4

Fixed extra bar being counted when auto advancing.

Jun 28
2016
Version 3.8.3

Bug fixes

Jun 05
2016
Version 3.8.2

Fixed upgrading not working for some users. If you previously encountered this problem, please use the Restore button to upgrade.

May 02
2016
Version 3.8.1

This is a bug fix release.

• Fixed noise glitch that affected some devices.
• Fixed bar limit not loaded from saved song. (Full Version)
• Songs saved prior to version 3.8 without Tracker and Automator settings now do not affect those settings when selected. (Full Version)
• Fixed missing setlist search bar on iPad. (Full Version)
• Fixed missing setlist icons. (Full Version)
• Fixed crash when sharing setlist with non-ASCII characters as text files. (Full Version)
• Other minor fixes.

Apr 22
2016
Version 3.8

• You can now automate BPM changes with the Automator. (Full Version)

• Songs now save Tracker and Automator settings, and setlists can be set to automatically advance and loop. This means you can set up complex, multi-part songs with automatic BPM changes. To reflect these changes, the Setlist Mode now displays the Tracker and Automator module. (Full Version)

• Add up to 2 bars of voice count in (Full Version)

• Tempo now scales up properly on 12.9” iPads.

• Onyx theme on the iPhone replaced with Classic Gray (Full Version)

• Minor Bug Fixes

Oct 17
2015
Version 3.7.5

iOS 9 Compatibility

Oct 07
2015
Version 3.7.4

Bug fix

Sep 24
2015
Version 3.7.3

Fixed crash on app launch for iOS 7 devices

Sep 22
2015
Version 3.7.2

• Control playback, tempo and setlists with the Apple Watch companion app.
• Reorder songs in a setlist alphabetically (Full version only)
• Bug fixes

Apr 23
2015
Version 3.7.1

• You can now set the value of the beat for determining beats per minute
• Bug fixes

Jan 25
2015
Version 3.7

• Native support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
• Bug fixes

Nov 14
2014
Version 3.6.3

• 64-bit Support
• Bug fixes

Oct 31
2014
Version 3.6.2

• Bug fixes

iPhone only
• Tap on the setlist title to select from a list instead of paging through setlists one by one (Full Version)

iPad Only
• You can now switch to two new interface modes: Preset and Gig. (Full Version)

Oct 07
2014
Version 3.6.1

• iOS 8 Compatibility
• Bug fixes

Sep 08
2014
Version 3.6

iPad Only
• We’ve revamped the UI. You can now choose between 2 default themes and 2 styles. Unlock the Full Version to get 2 more themes.
• Tempo Lite now supports landscape orientation as well as portrait.
• Pinch out on the Display Module while in landscape to enter Fullscreen Mode. (Full Version)

iPhone and iPad
• You can now switch between flat and gradated styles under the Themes tab.
• Changing configuration while a song is selected now marks the change with an asterisk on the song title. (Full Version)
• You can now set the first beat to default to a regular beat
• Bug fixes

May 17
2014
Version 3.5.2

• You can now set BPM to always use a quarter note for the note value of a beat (Full Version)
• Added support for the iRig BlueBoard pedalboard and other MIDI controllers. (Full Version)
• Added support for remote control accessories such as Apple's EarPods. (Full Version)
• Added support for 5th button on AirTurn DIGIT II (Full Version)
• Added button to duplicate setlists (Full Version)
• Bug fixes

Jan 03
2014
Version 3.5.1

Bug fixes

Dec 20
2013
Version 3.5

• Added localizations for Chinese, Korean and Japanese
• New app icon
• New options to increase or decrease tempo with external input devices (Full Version)
• Bug fixes

iPhone only
• We updated the interface so that Tempo looks right at home on iOS 7.

Sep 16
2013
Version 3.4.1

This update fixes critical bugs in the last version and restores compatibility with iOS 5.

3.4 Updates:
• iOS 7 Compatibility
• Previous drum kit sound set re-added as Drum Kit 2
• Bug fixes

iPhone and iPod touch only:
• Tempo buttons are now more prominent and to the side. Layouts tweaked for better allocation of space between modules.
• Added cancel button to Quick Editing mode
• Tutorial now has a content page
• Fixes for visual bugs with custom themes with transparent colors

Sep 12
2013
Version 3.4

This is a critical update that adds iOS 7 Compatibility.

• Previous drum kit sound set re-added as Drum Kit 2 (Full Version)
• Bug fixes

iPhone and iPod touch only:
• Tempo buttons are now more prominent and to the side. Layouts tweaked for better allocation of space between modules.
• Added cancel button to Quick Editing mode (Full Version)
• Tutorial now has a content page
• Fixes for visual bugs with custom themes with transparent colors (Full Version)

Aug 15
2013
Version 3.3

iPhone only
• Quick Editing: tap a selected song to quickly edit its title or tempo. Awesome for Gig mode! (Full Version)
• You can now preview Premium Themes within the app. (Full Version)

• Search is now available on all setlist views. Turn off search on the main view to hide the search bar. (Full Version)
• Option to flash on every beat
• Even bigger tempo adjust buttons
• Fixed issue with setlists with the character "/" in title not attached to emails (Full Version)
• Fixed cases with external input device setting where the virtual keyboard does not appear when it should. (Full Version)
• Drum Kit sound set changed to hi-hat only on regular ticks. (Full Version)
• Replaced share icon with Apple's "action" icon (Full Version)
• Added shortcuts to share about Tempo on social networks or email.

May 16
2013
Version 3.2.2

This is a patch release for the iPhone to fix the following issues:

• Beat button in wrong position or missing after selecting different beat pattern
• Bar Counter counting extra bars when beat patterns other than the first option is selected

3.2.1 Updates:

• Airturn 4-pedal support (Full Version)
• Customizable actions for external input devices (Full Version)
• Option to share setlists in full as email with attached text file (Full Version)
• Reset Bar Counter or Timer when limit is reached (Full Version)
• Select classic metronome markings by tapping on Italian tempo marking
• New Hand Clap sound set (Full Version)
• Cleaned up sound files
• Optimizations and bug fixes

iPhone only:
• Preset Interface Mode (Full Version)
• Interface modes can now be individually turned off (Full Version)
• Assign action to proximity sensor trigger (Full Version)
• Option for Tracker Module auto stop to work in all modes (Full Version)
• Touch on volume button and drag to popover to use volume controls in one motion
• Updated Fullscreen Display Mode gestures: Swipe directions reversed, only one finger required to navigate setlist (Full Version)
• Added high C to reference tones player (Full Version)
• Help view on Fullscreen Display mode (Full Version)

iPad only:
• Option to overwrite song being edited with current metronome configuration (Full Version)
• Smoother setlist editing mode transitions (Full Version)
• Fixed missing localizations

May 09
2013
Version 3.2.1

• Airturn 4-pedal support (Full Version)
• Customizable actions for external input devices (Full Version)
• Option to share setlists in full as email with attached text file (Full Version)
• Reset Bar Counter or Timer when limit is reached (Full Version)
• Select classic metronome markings by tapping on Italian tempo marking
• New Hand Clap sound set (Full Version)
• Cleaned up sound files
• Optimizations and bug fixes

iPhone only:
• Preset Interface Mode (Full Version)
• Interface modes can now be individually turned off (Full Version)
• Assign action to proximity sensor trigger (Full Version)
• Option for Tracker Module auto stop to work in all modes (Full Version)
• Touch on volume button and drag to popover to use volume controls in one motion
• Updated Fullscreen Display Mode gestures: Swipe directions reversed, only one finger required to navigate setlist (Full Version)
• Added high C to reference tones player (Full Version)
• Help view on Fullscreen Display mode (Full Version)

iPad only:
• Option to overwrite song being edited with current metronome configuration (Full Version)
• Smoother setlist editing mode transitions (Full Version)
• Fixed missing localizations

Apr 04
2013
Version 3.02

We've further improved the interface and fixed various issues based on user feedback. Please email support at tempo@frozenape.com if you encounter difficulties.

Some changes listed are only available with the Full Version upgrade.

- Fixed bpm accuracy problems after using dragging or tap tempo to change bpm values
- Fullscreen flash fade animation now adapts to tempo, better performance at higher bpm
- Fixed compatibility with foot controllers, use Up and Down arrow keys to traverse setlists
- Other minor bugs

iPhone Only
- Added button to enter/exit Fullscreen Setlist Mode
- The Mode Switcher popover now behaves like other popovers, so you can select the mode you want instead of cycling through one by one.
- LEDs are now more forgiving towards small movements while tapping
- Hit areas for tempo adjust buttons increased
- Classic Blue and Onyx themes modified for better contrast. If one of these themes is currently loaded, reset by switching to another theme and back.
- Fixed crash if device rotated to landscape while duplicating songs
- Fixed Display Module covering Fullscreen Setlist if device rotated between two landscape or two portrait modes
- Fixed tutorial not loaded for some languages on iOS 5
- Updated some localized strings

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Launched Dec 19, 2013 (over 6 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 9 months, on average.

Dec 16
2019
(Current)
Version 4.1.2

New pendulum and fullscreen flash display options. (Swipe down on toolbar, or access from Settings.)
New options to use theme background image in Display Module only, and to adjust opacity of overlaid panels.
Two new Christmas themes in premium theme pack.
Bug fixes.

Dec 15
2019
Version 4.0.3

New Premium Theme Pack available for purchase, including two Halloween themes.
Added Beat Value setting.

Oct 16
2019
Version 4.0.2

Fixed IAP missing for users who've already purchased the upgrade
Fixed wrong tempo for n/8 time signatures
Fixed mute button not working correctly

Version 4 Updates:
Tracker and Automator
• Track number of bars played or time your practice
• Stop playback automatically when limit reached
• Automatic adjustment of tempo every n number of bars or n amount of time
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars

Jul 05
2019
Version 4.0.1

Tracker and Automator
• Track number of bars played or time your practice
• Stop playback automatically when limit reached
• Automatic adjustment of tempo every n number of bars or n amount of time
• Coach Mode alternates between unmuted and muted bars

Jun 27
2019
Version 3.2

New Preset Mode and Orange Blue theme (Full Version only)

Sep 25
2018
Version 3.1

New Basic and Gig modes
Christmas Theme

Oct 16
2017
Version 3.0.2

Major UI Refresh

Oct 10
2017
Version 2.0.4

Bug fixes

Dec 19
2013
Version 2.0.3

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