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The Metronome by Soundbrenner

I loath covering metronomes. Partly because they're numerous and uninventive, but mostly because everything I post here gets added to the Music App Guide. I really don't want to clutter the database with a thousand fucking metronomes. But Soundbrenner has updated The Metronome with Audiobus and Ableton Link!

The Metronome by Soundbrenner iTunes Description:

An intuitive interface, jam-packed with features, powerful customisation and flawless accuracy. The Metronome is a must-have for every musician.


We didn’t like existing metronome apps very much. So we made a better one. The Metronome by Soundbrenner is designed to be a professional tool to help all musicians to play with rock-solid precision. It's a powerful companion for everyone, regardless of instrument choice or skill level. The Metronome by Soundbrenner works great for daily practice, live performances or in the recording studio.

- Precise metronome packed into an intuitive, beautiful interface.
- Change your time signature, choose a subdivision and set accents.
- Powerful customization. Choose from different click sounds, enable Camera LED/Screen flash.
- World class setlist management. Save your own rhythms and load them in the Metronome.
- Dark and light theme designed to be functional. You have the power of choice.

"It's sleek and easily understood in seconds. And the controls are great, fast and intuitive. It's what all musicians need." - Pete Korpela (Percussionist, played with Robbie Williams, Josh Groban, The Lion King National Tour, Cirque Du Soleil, Death Cab for Cutie, Jesse Carmichael from Maroon 5 and many more)

Soundbrenner was previously featured on Techcrunch, Gizmodo, Guitar Player, Guitar.com, MusicRadar, CNET, Yahoo, VentureBeat, ZDNet, Gizmag and SlashGear.

About Soundbrenner:
We're building the future of rhythm. We're also the makers of the world's first smart wearable for musicians. Learn more on www.soundbrenner.com

Reader Comments 3

I could be your lead reporter on that metronome "beat" (that's a newspaper joke, I think.)

I'm obsessed with metronomes, generally. However, my focus is on the training aspects, and not on the features that have to do with playing live. I do deal with that from time to time, and am working on my ability to remember and switch to specific tempos more consistently.

You are absolutely right that most metronomes are pretty boring-- uninventive. Even the ones I like have some annoying problems or limitations. But above all else, metronomes seem to be subjectively personal. People will all have different needs and preferences.
Well let me know if you spot one that doesn't have any annoying problems or limitations! On the few occasions I need a metronome I will usually roll-my-own with a drum part playing on the beat I need. That feels more natural to me than a robotic click-click-click.
I like metronomics for tricky stuff. I like using the Lumbeat apps for just fun grooves for practice.

I also have one or two basic clickers for everything else.

It is a good training process to have the metronome click every measure (instead of every beat) or other kind of stripped down versions to help you build and maintain your steadiness of groove/tempo. Most metronomes will let you do that.

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