By Positive Grid Inc
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We built it because we love to have an awesome metronome to practice in time. The metronome is simple, beautiful and powerful.
Beats Metronome can be set to a whopping 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters. It also sports a handy tap-tempo function—great for figuring out song tempos—and 17 different tone options.
Turning on Flash Mode in the Settings page enables a strobe-like flash on each beat (it can also be set to flash only on the downbeat). This mode can be very useful onstage or in other low-light environments.
A different type of graphic depiction of the beat is provided when the Visual Beats function is turned on and the iOS device is rotated to landscape mode. The display changes to show circles that represent the beats in a measure. As the metronome counts the time, the appropriate circle is highlighted, providing an easy-to-follow visualized version of the tempo.
Developed by Positive Grid, the leading developer of music software tools. We focus on things that are solid for working musicians, with simple interface and cutting edge algorithm.
- Portait mode: it's a fully featured and configurable metronome.
- Landscape mode: becomes a simple and beautiful visual beats machine.
- Elegant design for working musicians
- Precise BPM adjustment (place your iOS device in portrait mode)
- Innovative visual dots/beats (place your iOS device in landscape mode)
- 35 different time signatures, including compound and complex meters
- Advanced subdivisions including Triplet, Dot Note and many other patterns.
- 17 different sound sets including classic Seiko SQ50, Cool Edit, Kristal, Cow Bells, drum, stick, rim, tambourine, bell, click, ding, effect and many more.
- Tap tempo to calculate BPM
- Flash light mode to give even more visual feedback
- Support background mode to work with other apps
- Universal app, ready for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Minor bug fixes and UI improvements
Great app. The others don't understand how to work it.
Had this app for quite awhile now. It's my go to metronome since it is louder than the one built into JamUp.
For those who only see the pulse, it has a vertical and horizontal mode. You have to tilt your phone to change between the visual and bpm edit screens. Don't let their reviews stop you from getting this. Also, the metronome clicks on the vibrate feature as well as if you click the home button. It allows you to continue to use the app with others, like JamUp. If you want to close the metronome, do it like every other app you close. Hold the home screen till the tray pops up, hold app for a second, hit the x to close.
Last thing, to change the time sigs to things like 3/4 or others not listed, you hold the time signature for a second and it lets you edit it. It also tells you how to do that in the pictures/screenshots above, and the time signature page. Too many people rate apps and don't read properly!
Anyways, I love this app. A volume control or the possibility of bypassing the lock screen with inactivity would be cool. I often do speed runs to where I change the speed on the metronome every 3-4 minutes. If I'm using the visual feature, it would be cool if the app could keep the screen from locking. JamUp does this, so I don't think it would be out of this apps reach.
Thank you for an awesome metronome!
Not for iPad
Seems like a good metronome app. I was hoping it would work on iPad like some other iPhone apps do (just in miniature). But, sadly this is not the case. There does not seem to be a way to adjust the bpm. The only thing that comes up on the screen are 4 dots that go from white to orange across the screen with each beat. The white dot with orange center and 120 bpm does not show up on my iPad. Oh well. Doesn't hurt to try. So, I gave the app 4 stars because it doesn't work on my iPad.
Some quirks, but can work
This app requires your iPad to be held in "portrait mode" (as it says in the App store), i.e., long side vertical, in order to access the controls. To turn it off you must completely turn off the app, not just close it. Once you figure out the quirks, it works fine. But the writers of the app should change this--detective work shouldn't be required for the proper use of an app.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 05, 2012
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 3.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Positive Grid Inc
- © 2013 Positive Grid
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.