We are classical musicians. "Asteria's Metronome" exists because we needed a basic set of tools for our rehearsals and we couldn't find them elsewhere. The most essential problem is that all of the other metronomes we tried out skipped beats - amazing but true - a metronome that skips beats!
So we built one that doesn't skip, by tying it into the audio system (which NEVER skips or slows down).
But we also put in some other tools that we needed (while we were at it). In addition to hearing a set tempo, you can tap out your own tempo on the large "tap beat" pad and it will tell you the corresponding beats-per-minute (BPM). You can then write down your chosen tempo in your score, or have the metronome continue clicking at the same tempo you just tapped out.
We also put in a simple, single octave keyboard so that you can tap out a pesky melody when things just aren't falling into place.
With our best wishes for happy music-making, from one musician to another:
~Late Medieval & Renaissance Music for Lute and Voices~
PS -- if you like our app, check out our website and see if you like our music too: http://asteriamusica.com
1) updated for iOS 9 and larger iPhone screen sizes
2) Apple Watch companion app to "play" a silent rhythm with a pulsing note.
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