Body Beat Sync

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Peterson: BodyBeat Sync Metronome Intro (Official)
Updating The Firmware on a Peterson BodyBeat Sync
Peterson BodyBeat Sync: University of Central Florida (UCF) Trials
BodyBeat Sync Firmware Update 1.2.0 Peterson
BodyBeat Sync Firmware Update 1.3.0 Peterson

The Body Beat Sync® represents the ultimate in musical tempo reference devices. As a fully featured metronome, it is capable of transmitting the beat by visual, aural and tactile means. Wireless functionality allows two or more Body Beat Syncs to work in synchronicity with one another, allowing the networking of multiple units on stage, in the recording studio, band room or anywhere the precise synchronization of a performance and its performers is required.

The Body Beat Sync can store up to 100 user presets consisting of tempo, meter, subdivision and accent pattern. All preset information is transmitted to each synchronized unit as well as the current bar count of the active preset. If the 100 user presets do not provide enough versatility, the “tempo map” from an entire musical score can be stored in the Body Beat Sync via the mini USB cable. A standard MIDI file can be used or a custom “tempo map” can be designed via the free application on the Body Beat Sync website.

Additionally, the Body Beat Sync can be driven by a DAW using MIDI Clock via the mini USB cable.

The mini USB connection is not only used to charge the Body Beat Sync, but provides a means for always keeping the unit’s firmware current. You will never need another metronome!

ENDLESS COMBINATIONS | Peterson Strobe Tuners

ENDLESS COMBINATIONS

The Body Beat Sync features a complex metronome engine capable of producing endless combinations of rhythmic patterns. Meter or Time Signature parameters are independently adjustable allowing 1 - 12 beats per measure over a beat value of 2, 4, 8 or 16. Subdivision selections are based on the chosen beat value and will display correctly notated for 1 beat.

ACCENT PATTERNS | Peterson Strobe Tuners

ACCENT PATTERNS

Selectable Accent Patterns vary upon the number of beats per measure and allow for the division of longer beat counts into groups of 2 and 3 ( every possible combination included ). Tempo can be adjusted from 10 - 280 BPM.

WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZATION | Peterson Strobe Tuners

WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZATION

The Body Beat Sync has the ability to form synchronized, wireless groups of unlimited members. Any Body Beat Sync can either function as a "Master" unit within a group, or as a “Sync” unit or member.

Creating or joining a group is simple. Once a group is formed, each member or leader of the group will remember its group and its role within the group even when shut off and on.

Members of a group of Body Beat Sync Metronomes will stay perfectly synchronized within a 100 yard radius of the master.

UNIQUE GROUPS | Peterson Strobe Tuners

UNIQUE GROUPS

Individually formed groups of metronomes will not interfere with each other as they operate on wireless network protocol. For example, this group of 9 Body Beat Sync metronomes can operate as 3 seperate networks of 3 members within the same room.

REMOTE CONTROL NETWORK | Peterson Strobe Tuners

REMOTE CONTROL NETWORK

With just two Body Beat Sync Metronomes, a network can be created to wirelessly control a fixed-location unit that is patched into an amplification system. This eliminates the need to run long lengths of cable to the rear of a rehearsal space.

PRACTICE PATTERNS | Peterson Strobe Tuners

PRACTICE PATTERNS

There are 14 additional Presets beyond the initial 100 user definable memory locations in the Body Beat Sync that are named rather than numbered. These additional presets are two bar patterns in which only the tempo setting is editable/storeable.

2-3 and 3-2 presets of Son, Rumba and Bossa clave patterns are provided in 4/4 and 6/8. Common bell patterns such as Cascara and Agogo are also available in both clave directions.

INTERNALIZE THE BEAT | Peterson Strobe Tuners

INTERNALIZE THE BEAT

The Body Beat Sync offers a new approach on typical metronome use by producing a pulsing vibration allowing musicians to easily internalize the beat and develop a note value relationship both audibly and physically.

For convenience, the Body Beat Sync can clip onto the belt line and a small separate “vibe clip” transmits the beat, in the form of a pulse (including subdivisions and accents) directly to the user.

The Body Beat Sync can also be used like an ordinary metronome with audible and visual modes making it suitable for all musicians.

TEMPO MAPS | Peterson Strobe Tuners

TEMPO MAPS

The Body Beat Sync is capable of storing 9 MIDI Tempo Maps in its local memory. A MIDI Tempo Map is a MIDI file that has been imported into the Body Beat Sync via the Body Beat Sync USB software. Once imported, only the meter changes, tempo changes and number of bars are stored in the Body Beat Sync memory. Up to 999 bars can be stored in each of nine memory locations.

MIDI Tempo Maps can also be created from scratch using a free online application on the Body Beat Sync website. Create up to 999 bars of meter and tempo information with the intuitive ‘drag and drop’ interface. View your creation as a chart or list of tempo and meter events.

Form Factor: Handheld / Wear-able

Tempo Range: 10 - 280 Quarter Notes per Minute

Meters: 1-12 / 2,4,8,16

Subdivisions: Over 23 Meter Specific

Tempo Maps: 9 Banks of 1000 Bars Each

Display Type: LCD

Product Dimensions LxWxH: 4.25" x 3" x 1"

Product Weight: 0.85lbs

USB Port: Yes

USB Type: Mini

Rechargeable: Yes

Battery Type: Lithium Ion

Power: AC ( USB ) 5V 500 mA

Built-In Microphone: No

Built-In Speaker: Yes

Volume Control: Yes

Headphone Jack: Yes

Outputs: 3.5mm Headphone, Auxillary, Vibe Clip

Tone Generator: C1 to C8

Concert A Range: Tone Generator 390Hz - 490 Hz

Warranty: 1 Year

User Presets: 100

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By Gerald Crawford on Saturday, December 9, 2017

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My second one over 10 years... Works great. Just a little hard loading my own notes.... More then likely me... Hi..

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By Amazon Customer on Monday, March 6, 2017

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I love this metronome. It hasnt a good volume, when I play violin I have to put the back to the front to be able to listen it, but you can connect it to speakers. Outside this, is a really really wonderfull metronome.

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By Laura M. Hume on Monday, January 30, 2017

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It's really fancy with all the cool features, but to turn it off you have to hold "Store" and "Start/Stop" button at the same time for 2 seconds...huh??

How 'bout installing a fancy "On/Off" button instead?

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By Eric Gripp on Monday, January 23, 2017

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Simply an amazing metronome! It works very well and has many, many options, the sync feature is one of the best them!

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Is there a carrying case available?

We have carrying cases available that are very useful if you will be frequently traveling with your Peterson tuner. You may purchase your case directly from us at Peterson. Cases are available for the AutoStrobe™ line and the StroboClip HD. The StroboPLUS HD comes with packaging that has been designed to protect your tuner.

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Which Peterson products work with Peterson Connect?

Currently, the StroboPLUS HD, StroboClip HD and the Stomp Classic Pedal Tuner / Active DI are compatible with Peterson Connect.

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Where should I put the vibe clip?

The clip is best placed so that it is close to a bone and making good contact with your body. This way, the pulse will travel through your entire body.

Common places to clip the vibe are:

On your belt line at the small of the back next to your spine, on the back of your collar, on your side next to your hip bone, or on your shoe.

Remember, always place the barrel of the vibe toward your body for the most effective beat transfer.

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My LCD screen is going dim.

The LCD screen of your Virtual Strobe Tuner may go dim for a short time right before the battery runs out. Although the batteries may not be old, check to see if replacing them corrects the LCD brightness.

Powering the unit with the provided or suggested power supply can also help determine if the LCD screen is in fact failing. If the LCD is still dim after changing the batteries or plugging the unit directly into a wall outlet, please open a help ticket so we may assist you further.

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Updating the BBS firmware

To update the firmware on the Body Beat Sync, you will need to download two separate files.

The USB Software/Loader is required to load the firmware into the Sync. This will be a .msi installer file for Windows or a .dmg installer file for Mac OS X. Select the one you need for your computer below.

1. Download and install the USB Software/Firmware Loader Utility:

(OS X 10.5+): Download Mac

(Win XP/Vista/Windows 7): Download Windows

2. Download the latest firmware release: DOWNLOAD THE FIRMWARE HERE.

The actual firmware will be a .bin file. This file is the same for both Mac and Windows systems. Download this file and make note of where your computer locates it. You will need to navigate to it in the steps below. YOU ARE NOT DONE. PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO LOAD THE FIRMWARE INTO THE Body Beat Sync.

Firmware Installation Instructions: 1. Turn off your Body Beat Sync before connecting it to your computer.

2. Press and hold the Tempo button while connecting the Body Beat Sync to your computer using the provided USB cable. (If your Body Beat Sync does not power on automatically, press and hold the Tempo Button, then press and hold the Start/Stop Button to power on.)

3. Once connected, the Body Beat Sync will power on in Update Mode, and the Updating Icon will appear in the lower right corner of the LCD display after the computer recognizes and installs the device automatically.

4. Open the Body Beat Sync USB software. (Windows XP users only: you will need to manually select "USB Audio Device" for the MIDI In and MIDI Out tabs near the top of the software window.)

5. The Load button (lower right-hand side) will initially be greyed out, but once the software connects with the Sync, it will become active. Click Load and browse to the location on your computer where you saved the downloaded firmware update. Select the file to auto-load it.

6. When the update is finished, unplug the USB cable, power the unit off and then turn it back on to complete the process.

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 The Body Beat Pulse™ Solo extends the extremely popular Peterson Body Beat’s tactile tempo feedback to a very affordable device that uses the audio output of any metronome app or traditional metronome that has a headphone output jack. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

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The Body Beat Pulse™ Solo extends the extremely popular Peterson Body Beat’s tactile tempo feedback to a very affordable device that uses the audio output of any metronome app or traditional metronome that has a headphone output jack. The “Pulse” can also deliver accented beats for subdivisions when used with the Peterson Body Beat Metronome App (iOS) or other Peterson-approved apps (iOS & Android). Feel the beat from the Body Beat Pulse™ Solo Clip!
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 OEM replacement battery for the Body Beat Sync metronome. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Body Beat Sync Replacement Battery BL-4B 3.7V

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OEM replacement battery for the Body Beat Sync metronome. Rechargeable 3.7V Lithium-Ion. (Not to be used with StroboPlus HD.)
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 Complete assembly for mounting the StroboPlus HD to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

StroboPlus HD Pitch Holder Assembly

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Complete assembly for mounting the StroboPlus HD to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. The Pitch Holder clamp and swivel mount are included. Can also be used with the Body BeatSync metronome.
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 Swivel Mount for attaching StroboPlus HD to Pitch Holder clamp. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Swivel Mount for StroboPlus HD

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Swivel Mount for attaching StroboPlus HD to Pitch Holder clamp. Designed for mounting to a mic stand, music stand, or pedal steel leg. Can also be used with the Body BeatSync metronome.
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 USB Charger for: - Body Beat Sync® metronome. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

USB AC Adapter/Charger

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USB Charger for: - Body Beat Sync® metronome. - StroboPlus HD 5V/.5A
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 Remote Vibrating Clip for:  • BB-1 Body Beat Metronome  • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync  • StroboPlus HD  Color is white. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Body Beat Vibe Clip

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Remote Vibrating Clip for: • BB-1 Body Beat Metronome • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync • StroboPlus HD Color is white.
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 Pitch Holder™ mounting bracket for the:  • StroboPlus HD  • StroboFlip tuner  • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync. | Peterson Strobe Tuners

Pitch Holder

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Pitch Holder™ mounting bracket for the: • StroboPlus HD • StroboFlip tuner • BBS-1 Body Beat Sync
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