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Thank you for purchasing the latest version of Beat Bug.
It is a vast improvement over previous models. This kit includes: Beat Bug,
installed batteries, external sensor with drum clip, 1" x 2" Velcro strips, instructions, sticker.
Apply mated Velcro strips to the back of Beat Bug near the top of the unit, then stick the Beat
somewhere at eye level. To monitor foot taps, tape the sensor foam-up to
a thin piece of plastic or plywood placed on the floor and foot-tap the plywood.
DO NOT foot-tap directly on the sensor. Be very careful to not flex the wire
where it joins the disk. And be EXTRA careful to not flex the disk at all.
plug the external sensor
into either jack on top of the unit. On is displayed for 2 seconds, then 10
for 6 seconds. Your Beat
will then go to sleep and wait for a tap to wake it.
Unplugging the sensor disconnects the batteries.
the threshold knob will filter out ghost notes and the decimals will
flash when an accented beat has been heard. If youíre frequently over-ranging, seeing ď255Ē, caused
by double triggering due to bounce or sustained overtone ring, raise the
threshold CCW. Maintaining a consistent reading is the name of the game.
Half the song tempo is displayed if a 2,4 backbeat is
tapped. Quarter notes will yield actual song tempo and subdivisions of quarters
will yield multiples of song tempo. Irregular patterns can also be monitored, as
long as it's a repeating pattern and there's a rest in the pattern long enough
for a number to be read. It doesn't matter what or where a number is. As long as
you see the same (or nearly the same) number in the same place your meter is
steady. (Please donít try to do the math every time. We will not be
responsible for you driving yourself and fellow band members nuts.) Jazz
drummers may also monitor their tempo by briefly reverting to a consistent
pattern or backbeat. Range is 10 to
255 bpm. Beat Bug
will go to sleep after 6 seconds of inactivity, but will wake on the next
tap and display the same number as before it went to sleep.
up a list of songs with respective tempi and keep it handy. *Always max
the threshold CCW when you leave the sensor plugged in say overnight. This will
greatly extend battery life. *If at any time your Beat Bug
functions improperly, reset the unit by unplugging and reconnecting the sensor.
When this remedy fails or needs to be repeated, itís time to replace the
batteries. *Always try a known
new set of batteries before calling with a problem. *If your Beat
powers up but wonít wake, the sensor is probably bad.
will gradually become more sensitive as its batteries get weaker; and youíll
have to keep raising the threshold CCW to correctly respond to your taps. The Beat
is telling you its batteries should be replaced soon. Weak batteries will not
affect accuracy, only LED brightness and triggering threshold.
Remove back battery cover and pull the strap to pop out the old batteries. Pull the strap back across the holder and insert the new 1.5-volt AAA cells observing polarity. Replace back cover.
waste your money on NiCd, NiMH or any 1.2-volt cells. They donít last as long
as 1.5-volt cells and numbers will be dimmer.
This unit is warranteed against factory defects for 6 months after date of purchase. External sensors cannot be warranted due to their fragility. Be careful with yours. The maker is not responsible for damaged product once it ships. See our other helpful drumming products at www.temporef.com.
Keep small parts out of reach of small children.