Clockwork - Metronome & Click Track
By Bitcount ltd.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
"Cleartune and Clockwork are my most used apps." - Ezra Oklan (Nicole Atkins, Norah Jones, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Matt Beck (Matchbox 20), Chico Hamilton, Arnie Lawrence)
From the developers of Cleartune, bitcount ltd. introduces Clockwork. With a comprehensive feature set, incredible accuracy and elegant design, Clockwork defines a new class of metronome. Not just a basic timekeeper, Clockwork includes a unique click track/song editor that allows you to customize many parameters including tempo variations, time signatures, accents, and more. Arrange your songs into setlists for seamless playback, and rearrange or edit setlists on the fly. Create your own samples using the built in sound recorder.
- Easy-to-read clock face design
- Sub-Sample accuracy ±0.002%
- Extremely accurate Tap Tempo Function
- Simple and complex time signatures
- Comprehensive Sound Library
- Customizable Voices
- Sound Recorder with automatic trim detection
- Accent control for each beat
- Adjustable volume levels for each Subdivision
- Dual visual flash modes
- Click track editor
- Tempo variation with adjustable curve
- Ability to save and playback songs and customizable set lists with ease
- On-the-fly setlist creation and reordering
- Easy to use Click Track Playback mode for live performance
What's New in Version 1.0.3
iOS 5 compatibility
It's a powerful metronome app that is super easy to use and intuitive to figure out. When you want a basic click to keep time, it doesn't get in the way. But when you want more control, it's ready for you! I used it to easily program complex tempo and meter changes for Bartok - something no physical metronome has ever been able to do, and a task which is cumbersome on other metronome apps. It seems like there might be a bug that makes editing click tracks very difficult after the initial creation. Overall, however, well worth the money!
...I just wish the accent didn't keep turning back on every time I make a change... But this is a small gripe!
Nicely written App!
LIke it's companion app ClearTune, this is a well thought out, well written app. I've tried a few others but this one is straightforward, and intuitive. The user interface is clear and easy to use. I never use emphasis because as a percussionist, play works with complex meters. I would be great if the app would save the current setup as a default, otherwise, this is my favorite and only metronome. It's loud enough and the visual feedback is helpful as well. I haven't tried the click track editor yet but what I really want is a simple, well implemented app, which this clearly is.
PS I'm clearly NOT "dissapointed" and don't understand how this designation got assigned.
Use it all the time...
This thing is awesome. Looks unobtrusive just to have open on my desk or stand. I only wish that when you open it it wouldn't default to the accent on 1. Personally I never use the accent when I'm practicing anyway, so it might be nice to be able to set the default settings when opened.
Also, I thought the thing going around in circles would annoy me... It doesn't. They grey look of the app is very low profile yet good looking.
It would also be nice if you could somehow add accents to different sub divisions. It doesn't seem like any metronome can do that yet.