PolyNome gives you all the tools you need for practice, teaching, rhythm composing, and live performance.
The free Public Library provides hundreds of user-created Presets and practice routines to inspire you.
Please note: PolyNome Pro (also available on the App Store) is the exact same app, but with the Pro features already enabled. This version of the app requires an in-app purchase if you wish to enable the Pro Features (see below for details)
• Practice with full drum grooves instead of a boring click!
• Download new Presets and Playlists from the Public Library!
• Share Presets/Playlists with friends/students (a great tool for music teachers)
• Create and print setlists and use it to count off songs.
• Watch the built in tutorial videos to learn how to become a power user.
• Faders for 16th notes, triplets
• Super fast tempo entry and Tap Tempo
• BIG NUMBERS
• Haptic pulse (on supported devices)
• 2 fully programmable metronomes (any rhythm, sound, accent combinations)
• Program ANY rhythm from a simple click to a full groove (per metronome)
• Save your work as Presets
• Sorting, searching, and labelling helps keep your library tidy
• Variable swing setting
• Any time signature
• Auto stop with rep counter
• Countdown timer with alarm
• Practice Events are logged. You can add notes to your events
• Subdivisions from whole note to 32nd notes with EVERYTHING in between
• Smart Volume mixer (4 channels, control of 8 assigned sounds)
• Audiobus compatible
• AirTurn bluetooth pedal compatible
PRO FEATURES (available with in-app update)
• 150+ more sounds, including Bass and Keys
• Create band setlists with count-offs and song notes
• If you enter the lengths of the songs, PolyNome calculates the set length as you add them!
• Email or AirPrint perfectly formatted band set-lists right from PolyNome
• Create songs/clicks with multiple tempos or time signatures
• Create a "Cue Track" by turning on Auto Announce. This will announce each new item when it starts (or 1 bar before if you prefer)
• Create practice routines
• Auto tempo change options for creating quick warm-up/cool-down routines
• Tempo Boundaries allow you to automatically increase/decrease bpm between set tempos
• Advanced voice counting helps you when working on odd-time signatures
• Subdivision counting for 16th notes, triplets, or 8th notes
• PolyNome logs each preset you play, how long you played it for, and the tempo at which you played it
• View statistics and graphs showing you what you need to work on the most
• Add notes to the Daily Practice Log to help you remember how a practice session went
• Test your timing with random muting of notes or bars
PolyNome is used by the world's top musicians including Peter Erskine, Virgil Donati, Chris Coleman, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Will Lee.
What people are saying about PolyNome:
Peter Erskine (Steely Dan, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Kate Bush):
“PolyNome is great for teaching, practicing and rehearsing. Tempo input by way of the number pad is a terrific feature, and the subdivision possibilities are endless. Plus, this is the only metronome I’ve used that you can actually LEARN from. Simple and brilliant: simply brilliant.”
Will Lee says...
"Wow! Polynome is a brilliant tool for drummers and any musician! It allows you to understand precisely what subdivisions among bars of time feel like, teaches you the drum rudiments, and so much more. I love "time check" where it'll leave bars of silence in between bars of click to see if your groove stays in time. One of the best apps for your toolkit!"
Thank you for using PolyNome.
I'm constantly working to improve the app and add new features. If you have time to leave a review, they really help. Thanks in advance!
New features in this version:
● NEW SOUNDS:
Drumline sounds added! Plus some new snares, brush hits, a kick, and "In" and "Out" voice sounds.
● Improved Sound Picker:
Tap "Met 1" or "Met 2" label in the mixer to bring up the Sound Picker. You'll see category buttons to quickly jump to the section you want. New sounds have a "New" label on them until you've heard them once.
● Improved Labelling:
It's now super quick and easy to assign multiple labels to one or more Presets or Playlists. Simply tap the + Labels button to assign labels.
Begin typing the name of the label you want to find. If it doesn't exist you can tap the top row to create and assign it.
Tap the Filter button to filter on Labels. You can now filter on multiple labels at once (e.g. Band, A minor, Ballad)
● Improved Charts:
You can now zoom in on charts and swipe left and right to get a closer look at your stats. The interface has been cleaned up and you can easily view them in portrait mode.
● Playlist Merge improvements:
You can select multiple items in the Playlist Manager and “Merge To New” from the Actions menu. This will create a new Playlist containing the contents of your selected Playlists in the order that you selected them. This allows you to easily create clicks for different songs and then merge them into a Setlist. The new addition is that a title row will be added above the contents of each Playlist to help you navigate. See the What’s New video in the Inbox for more details.
● Minor changes:
- When importing Presets or Playlists they'll be labelled with "!Last Import" so you can quickly find them.
- Imported items will no longer have the ‘inbox’ or ‘book’ icons appended to them, but they will be permanently labelled with those tags.
- When viewing an open goal (e.g. 30 mins/day) with a target time (e.g. 100 hours) you'll see the estimated completion date above the stats.
- Long Preset and Playlist names are now truncated in the middle.
- Fixed bug where the Cumulative Timer in the Practice Event display would continue to count up even while PolyNome was stopped.
If you find any problems, or have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch via the help page or the website.
I'd love to see what you're creating with PolyNome. On iOS 11 devices you can record the screen (google it). If you post recordings of your creations to Instagram or Facebook and tag PolyNome or @PolyNomeApp I'll share the best ones.
Ratings and Reviews
Great practice tool
I'm an intermediate/enthusiast drummer, and not pro, so I have a shorter, structured practice time. This app helps me structure my practice, track my progress, and really think about the notes I need to play when I'm focusing on my technique. As a metronome it's great, of course, but it's more of a transcription and journaling tool than it might appear - though it's difficult to use initially, as you become accustomed to the app you'll find it anticipates your needs. I've loved using it, and the playlist function - as well as the information it returns on each practice session - has been a great boon to efficient but thoughtful practice.
2.3 brings a few really nice features that make it easier to change views and sounds. There’s also a focus on polyrhythms which has always been one of this metronome’s strengths, not that I’m even practicing fives over four or anything. This summer I made really good use of the logging feature, which is really busy and probably too granular but gives me a super useful graph of my time. It’s like a metronome and a habit-tracking app. Always great.
If you're reading the reviews
Just get the app already. It is quite nice, really. If you just need a basic metronome, it does that. If you want something more, it does that too. Very well. It's had a considerable amount of forethought put into every aspect. From ease of user interface for nubes to intricately involved options for the advanced time-keeping applications. I took all of my old metronome apps off of my new iPhone and installed them on my old iPhone and shot it with my .38 then destroyed what was left of it with hydrochloric acid. As should you. This is the most well maintained, constantly updated, content rich application in the history (and more than likely, the future) of the app store. It surely is in the Gueniss Book of World Records. Or it should be. When the cyborgenic aliens finally DO annihilate us, this is the one singular human thing they’ll find worthy of not destroying. That’s assuming they don’t chance upon Heroin first, which destroys everything.
Great Metronome! It even has Tap Tempo Entry!
This metronome has everything that a drummer could need, including a very easy to use Tap Tempo Entry! Click on the tempo display and a pop-up menu with "tap" at the top shows up. I'm really impressed with the ability to run two different tempo's at the same time. The program is laid out so well, I was able to learn most of the features in just a matter of minutes. It's extremely stable with no lock-up's or crashes, and the tempo's are 100% rock solid! I'm a professional drummer and must have a product that I can count on, I can honestly say that this is a GREAT metronome that you can count on!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.