don't have to be a DJ nerd or have a pocket protector to carry
around the BPM104 from Grey. This small, handheld device is just the
tool you need to add to your gig bag and it comes with it's own
leather case. Being handheld and small are just two of the amazing
features I noticed when checking out the BPM 104.
In the past, BPM counters have
taken up a full rack space on your case to get the features the
BPM104 exhibited. This small, 5"x 2" metal encased BPM
counter was a breeze to use. Out of the box, I had the unit plugged
in and operating in less than 5 minutes. No installation was
required, no patch cords, no taking the back of my gear case off.
Using the innovative cord Grey thoughtfully included, I just plugged
the unit into the headphone jack of my mixer and plugged my headphone
into it. From the headphone jack, the cable went to one side of the
BPM104 unit and the power adapter attached to the other side.
Immediately the unit sprang to life.
Comparing the accuracy of the
BPM104, I used various mix discs that had the BPM104 already
calibrated and listed on their J-cards. The BPM104 scored an 18 out
of 20 in tracking the tempos. In a rapid fire, the BPM104 kept track
at a good pace as I moved from track to track averaging only a few
seconds from music to tempo calculation.
The size of this unit is a major
plus for DJs on the move. It's stylish extruded aluminum case and
¾ inch red designer LED display give it a techie look and should
make it a hit with DJs wanting something that is not only a cool, but
very usable tool.
One other tip. For those that are
looking to catalog their tunes by BPM using their computer, the
BMP104 is completely compatible with your PC and comes with an
adapter for 1/8th inch headphone jacks.