Impulse is the metronome that lets you program virtually any combination of downbeats, upbeats, subdivisions, and rests. The UI shows you exactly where each beat and subdivision is located in time, helping you better understand complex rhythms. Impulse is also accurate to 0.00002 seconds, making it one of the most stable metronomes on iOS.
Impulse is the ideal choice for the serious musician who wants to take their rhythm game to the next level.
- Visual subdivision editor
- Up to 100 beats per measure and 20 subdivisions per beat
- Program virtually any beat pattern & time signature you can think of
- Tempo range of 10 - 600 BPM
- Accurate to 0.00002 seconds (sample-level accuracy)
- Tap for tempo
- Simple & easy to understand
Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Ratings and Reviews
This is easily one of the best free metronomes on the App Store. Its minimalist aesthetic is also very pleasing. I would like to see an addition of hotkeys to make simply switching time signatures easier for those who don’t have as complex understandings of rhythms. However the customization allowed by the interface makes this app very appealing over other metronome apps; most that allow for similar customization are behind paywalls. Overall, I’m very pleased with this app and optimistic for its future!
I will echo another review I’ve seen: it’s got so much potential and a lot of fun to work with. Only thing I wish it had is subdivisions that could be divided at equal speeds (for example a 2+2+3 8th note subdivision for a 7/8 meter). Other than that I’m excited to see how the app will progress!
Very promising start after 2 weeks!
Nice clean UI and very flexible. The sound set is not to my taste, but sound prefs are promised. My main ask is a way to change the number of steps in a column without changing the timing of the steps — this will make it more intuitive to set up subdivisions like a 4/4 beat divided into 3-3-2.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.