Damian Speam released Phi Metronome, an Android metronome that is so weird it deserves a mention here on discchord! The app is so customizable that you can throw in any kind of fraction and it will try to make it a rational time signature. Even when you give it irrational numbers like π and ϕ! You can even hear what π/4 sounds like in the demo below. If 4/4 is Four on the Floor, π/4 is definitely Pi on the Floor.
Anyone who reads the comments here with any regularity will be familiar with reader stub, and his affinity for exploring odd time signatures. I'm pretty sure even he'll be stumped by this one!
Phi MetronomePhi Metronome is an app that allows you customize many of its aspects. The most prominent is the time signature customization, where you can input any top and bottom number (which can also be a fraction or even an irrational number) of the time signature. This allows you to play in time signatures that have never been heard before, allowing you to create your own 'signature' time signature. Some exemplary time signatures include: π/4, ϕ/3, 11/17, 42/6.9, √2/e and 7ϕe/2.3π.
What's more, the app can be customized visually, by choosing one of preset color schemes or by creating your own color scheme of the app, making the end product truly yours. Moreover, the sound of the beat and click of the metronome can also be changed to one of the presets available in the app, which apart from regular beats and clicks, also includes sounds of guitar and piano. Additionally, tempo can be adjusted using plus and minus buttons, as well as using slider, tap button or a keyboard, whereas the last option can be accessed on a separate page in the app and this is where you can input tempos which are fractional numbers.
Phi Metronome (also spelled as Φ Metronome) app is simple to use, as all the standard features of a metronome can be accessed from the home screen and all the features are intuitive in use. Despite that, the app is equipped with a manual in its info page. The app apart from music practice and entertainment, can be used as a learning tool about time signatures, since by trying out different top and bottom numbers of the time signature, one can observe how they affect the behavior of the metronome. The app is designed to work on a variety of Android devices of different sizes, including phones, tablets, TVs and even automotive displays.
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