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
• Program drum line parts with flams, drags, ties and rolls
• Download 100s of 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.
• Upgrade to Pro and get voice counting, Konnakol, 6-octave keyboard, and more

• Faders for 16th notes, triplets
• Super fast tempo entry and Tap Tempo
• Flams, Drags, Ruffs, Diddles, Rolls, Ties, Accents
• 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
• Audiobus compatible
• AirTurn bluetooth pedal compatible

PRO FEATURES (available with in-app update)
• Record/Export audio file
• 150+ more sounds, including DrumLine
• 6 Octave Piano Keyboard for creating quick melodic ideas
• Konnakol Entry!
• Import setlists from Tempo or Tempo Adv

• 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

Voice Counting
• Advanced voice counting helps you when working on odd-time signatures
• Subdivision counting for 16th notes, triplets, or 8th notes

Practice Log
• 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

Random Muting
• 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."

What’s New

Version 2.4.8

2.4.8 fixes a tiny bug that crept into 2.4.7.

In case you missed what was new in 2.4.7, read on...

2.4.7 brings some great new features and improvements to PolyNome.

** Record and export audio direct from PolyNome! **

Tap the Preset name at the top of the main metronome page and choose "Toggle Record".
You'll see the play button turn red.
Whatever plays in PolyNome will be saved to an audio file.
When PolyNome stops you'll get a share dialog so you can import into another app, save to files, or email it to someone.

- You can quickly rename a Preset by tapping the Preset name on the main screen.

- "Insert Existing Playlist" option added to the '+' button on the Playlist page. This allows you to insert the contents of another Playlist into the current one.

- The numbers in the BIG NUMBERS display now bounce to give a better feel of the tempo.

- The Rates displays have been improved. If you have different rates in Met 1 and Met 2 you'll see a "Rates" fader in the mixer. This can be used to visualise polyrhythms.

- Set All Tempos option now works in the Playlist. It's still quicker to just tap the padlock button in the tempo display to lock the tempo of the playlist!

- Fixes to InterApp Audio and compatibility

I hope you enjoy these new features.

If you have time to leave (or update) an App Store review, it's much appreciated and really helps with future development.

Any questions, just get in touch via the App.

Thanks for using PolyNome!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Paul Mina ,

Uglier than my grandmother

The interface is ugly and super cluttered, as if this app was developed by a 3rd party offshore developer.

There is a lot going on in the app if you spend the time to figure it out. Because of its complexity I just use simpler metronomes.

It seems this is a tool for practicing drummers to get a handle on odd time signatures and off beats.

The developer really needs to give this UI a proper overhaul, it’s just so ugly.

Developer Response ,

I'm sorry you feel that way. I focused on usability with a lot of features.
If all you want is a metronome, then yes, it makes sense to get something simpler.
I believe you'll find that there are a lot of fun applications for PolyNome though. And once you get your head around the interface you can work with it very quickly.

Beboptang ,

Very customizable!

I use this often for practice! Especially for difficult passages or odd meters

Pau_G ,




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Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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S$ 12.98
In-App Purchases
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