|How does BeatSpeed work ?|
|Beatspeed records and displays the number of strokes you
play in a certain amount of time. You can set the desired time category in
a range from 10 seconds to 20 minutes in the "Time" menu. |
The measurement automatically starts as soon as you hit the drum. After the recording time has elapsed the final count remains fixed and is shown in lighter color. Every result will be added to the score list on the right side of the user interface. New speed records are highlighted with red color.
Warning: Always do a proper warmup of at least 20 minutes before trying to break top speed records !
|Beatspeed offers two basic triggering options, which can be
configured in the Device Select dialog: |
Note: If you are triggering via a microphone make sure your drum sound has a very short decay so BeatSpeed is able to detect every single hit even at faster tempos.
|The main view can alternatively display the number of
strokes or the current speed in BPM (beats per minute) or Hz. See the
"View" menu for this setting. |
In the lower area of the user interface you see a floating diagram which shows the current speed (curve) as well as the average speed (blue horizontal line). If the average speed line exceeds the red record speed line you have good chances to establish a new record.
|The metronome helps you to maintain a certain tempo. It can
be switched on or off by clicking on it or pressing the key "M". You can
set different tempos via direct numeric input or using cursor left/right
keys. Furthermore you can choose between several time signatures in the
"Metronome" menu. The audio volume can be adjusted by clicking on the
|If you activate "Auto Reset Measurement" in the options menu
BeatSpeed will automatically get ready for a new attempt five seconds
after your last stroke. |
With the option "Show BPM @ 16th notes" you can measure your actual base speed in quarter notes while playing 16th notes.
|If you like the program please consider to register online. In trial
mode every now and then pops up a message box to remind you that BeatSpeed
is shareware. |
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