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Welcome to the metronome wiki!
A project I’m thinking of starting is for a simple metronome program for Windows. Either in python or flex/flash/air. I can’t seem to find a good windows open source metronome program. =\
- Volume control
- Tempo (bps)
- At least 4/4 and 3/4 timing settings
- Changeable tones (wav? midi?)
Existing Metronome Programs
- Hammerhead Rhythm Station Free drum sequencer.
- Tab Guitar Lessons Free Metronome Simple metronome. No changing sounds, no volume control.
- Tempo Perfect Metronome Nice design. No accenting or different tick sounds.
- GiveMeTAC (free) Comes with four different sounds, basic no frills metronome.
- Drum Station (free) Drum sequencer. Comes with many drum kit sounds. Add drum sounds by wav. Not too bad to use. Limited to 60-200 bps.
- Power Tab (free) Can do midi sounds, intended for guitar/bass tabs. Complex to use, not really suited for drums or metronome usage. See Guitar Pro for a better alternative.
- Beatcraft (7 day trial, $40 Licence) Drum sequencer
- Guitar Pro (15 day demo, $60 Licence) Guitar tab creator and viewer. This is a popular guitar tab program. It can print out standard and tab notation sheet music. It can also add drum tracks.
- Reason (free 20min demo, $500 Licence) Music studio, pattern sequencer. Complex interface, but very powerful.
- Sibeilus (non-saving demo, $600 for Pro, $130 for Sibeilus First) Professional music editing and publishing
- Finale (30 day demo, various versions from $600 to $30) Music editing and publishing
- Dr Betotte ($20)
- “Garage Band”:
- GTick (open source)
- Hydrogen (open source) I like this drum sequencer. It’s easy to use. There is an old Windows installer for hydrogen, but it is very buggy and unstable in Windows.
Free Online apps
- Metronome Online flash-based, simple beat only
- Monkey Machine# java based. Nice interface, but the metronome gui lags behind the sound of the beat. I like the double-click for an accented beat.
- Gieson Metronome This metronome looks nice, but it doesn’t produce a stable beat. Not recommended for actual use.
- FreeSound Download sound clips for free