DOCTOR COMPÁS™ is a unique flamenco metronome that NEVER plays the same sample twice in a row, AND simulates improvised palmas and cajón with incredible precision and musicality for ALL flamenco palos at any tempo you choose. Brought to you by Maissam Barkeshli and Jason McGuire "El Rubio," Doctor Compás™ is an easy to use practice tool to improve your flamenco rhythmic skills. Whether you are a guitarist, dancer or singer, student or professional, Doctor Compás™ can improve your rhythmic accuracy and sense of soniqueté. Install on your iPhone, plug into a sound system or earphones, hit the start button and play, sing or dance along.

The free version provided here includes unlimited access to Tangos, and other palos play for 30 seconds. To purchase the unlimited version of Doctor Compás, first download the free version and then upgrade to the full version from within the application.

What's New

Version 4.0

v4: Fixed an issue with Rumba

Customer Reviews

Que bien te suena


Finally!! A variety of flamenco compases with variable speed and different sound configurations (palmas, cajon, etc) that never ends! I like this app so far. I did not give it 5 stars for three reasons:
1) it is not loud enough. I teach a class with 8 students, hook my phone up to the sound system and hit play and it is just not enough.
2) switching back and forth between each screen is kind of cumbersome.
3) it does not remember (retain) the last settings used. Every time you open it u have to readjust the vol, palo, speed, sound type, etc.
Still, I thank the creators of this app for this really good product.

Perfect... If youre here to learn flamenco

S Kaseman

Amazing app... Its pretty much the only way you can hope to learn the RHYTHM of flamenco short of having a room full of people physically auing the beats for you.. Free version works well but bought the full one anyway and its been great. Not sure what some users are saying, if you really think garage band is preferrable to this, youre obviously in the wrong place and/or have a lot to learn. Great app. Did I say that already? ;)

Nice app!


The compas do what they are supposed to do. It would be cool if they incorporated a jaleo cue feedback system that would listen for simple vocal cues (like "ay!") to change from palmas sordas to altas, from 12 count bulerias to 6 count bulerias and the llamadas, etc.

Also, it would be great if the app would utilize the iPhone speaker, not just the jack output. These are the changes I would make. Good training app, but could be even better with the vocal cue feedback system.


Maissam Barkeshli
41.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 Maissam Barkeshli and Jason McGuire
In-App Purchases
  1. Dr. Compás $24.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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