Gap Click by Benny Greb 4+

Simple & Intuitive Metronome

Kick Snare Hat Apps, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • $2.99

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Description

Benny Greb, well known for his contributions to the drumming education community, shared the approach he has taken to develop his sense of groove and improve his timing on his instrument in his course "The Art and Science of Groove." Now with the Gap Click app, everyone can practice his method easily using this intuitive app!

Unlike standard metronomes, which only provide time, Gap Click helps you improve your sense of time. Gap Click is more than a metronome that focuses on improving your ability to keep tempo, become more aware and comfortable with off-beat clicks, and become bulletproof and accurate with all notes of the subdivision.

GAP CLICK
By scrolling through the numbers of bars and patterns, you can quickly configure a "gap" of time in which the metronome drops out. When the "one" comes back around, will your playing still be in time? How long of a gap can you play through and still maintain a solid tempo?

MOVING CLICK
Next, you can experiment with all kinds of off-beat patterns in the Gap Bar, which moves the click from the downbeat position to a different location. Can you still play your instrument and maintain the downbeat internally even when you hear the click sound on an off-beat?

Both the "click" and the "gap" portion supports various syncopated patterns, allowing you to practice in binary or ternary rhythms - with more or less safety depending on your settings.

Features
• Ability to choose from various syncopated patterns and the number of measures for both the standard "click" and the "gap."
• Use the nostalgic click wheel to find the right tempo or tap to set your desired tempo from 10 to 300bpm
• Standard quarter-note time signatures: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4
• Support for VoiceOver ensures Gap Click is fully accessible to users with visual impairments

Personalize
• See visual feedback for each note or rest that the metronome plays
• Accent beat 1 of each measure or turn accents off for a more significant challenge
• Flash the screen for a visual indication when switching between the "click" and the "gap" sections
• Find your favorite sound from a variety of click samples hand-picked by Benny

Buy Once, Use Forever
• There are no In-App Purchases - a one-time purchase includes all current and future features.

TESTIMONIALS
What professionals are saying about GAP CLICK:
• "The skills you can sharpen by using this app are integral for what it takes to be a professional drummer in any genre." - Matt Halpern
• "When I first opened the app, it made (simple) sense, without a tutorial." - Chris Coleman
• "This app helps you lock in the pocket on a whole different level." - Luke Holland
• "The Gap Click app is something that every drummer should have in their toolbox." - Jared Falk, Drumeo

What our users are saying about GAP CLICK:
• "If you think you have good timing, this will really put you in your place."
• "Gone are the days of programming gap clicks!"
• "I've never had so much fun being destroyed in my practice session."
• "This is by far the best money I've ever spent on a practice tool."

ABOUT BENNY GREB
Benny Greb is one of the most respected drummers in the world today. Not only has he headlined nearly every major drum festival and toured with his clinics and drum camps worldwide, but he is also recognized as a composer and bandleader in his band Moving Parts, which won him the renowned "ECHO Jazz" award - the German equivalent to The Grammys in jazz.

Benny Greb published two of the most successful and critically acclaimed educational products, "The Language of Drumming" and "The Art and Science of Groove," He has helped create many signature products available to drummers today.

Find him online at https://www.bennygreb.de as well as on social media.

What’s New

Version 1.4.3

This release marks an exceptional round #2 of "low-tone bug" resolutions. I fixed the following two additional cases of the "low-tone" bug making an unwelcome appearance:

#1. Travis informed me of the case on iPads where the low tone appeared in "Slide Over" mode when using Gap Click together with another app that produces audio.

#2. The low-tone bug also appeared on iPhones when switching from an app that produces audio back to Gap Click.

In both cases, the click now starts as expected with your anticipated selected click sound.

It turns out the "low-tone bug" is not just a single bug but a symptom of an underlying issue when audio is unexpectedly interrupted by something else. If you encounter any other instances of this bug, please let me know so I can address them. Together, we'll squash them all! It's like a bad Halloween nightmare for me, lol.

A big thanks again to our considerate users who helped us improve the app, this time Travis, who sent a video demonstrating how to reproduce the issue!

We're always eager to hear your thoughts on this release. Please continue sending your feedback to us from within the app under Settings > Contact Support. I respond to every message personally and promptly to provide you with the best customer service possible.

Thank you for your continued support!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

MatthewEBauer ,

Very useful tool

So I just read that Benny Greb released this app and I was very intrigued. I love his drumming and sense of timing/groove. I mainly use the Soundbrenner metronome app but this is different than that. After installing and checking out the features I have found this to be an exceptional metronome app tool for timing development. First, there isn’t any other mobile metronome apps which can do this. Second, I was able to understand and navigate the app within a minute. The UI is very clean and simple to understand. The many options for subdivision are great with both duple and triple partials. The idea of alternating with gap measure subdivisions along with the click is genius. Third, very easy to change the tempo either you using the arrows or scrolling the circle around (like the classic iPod). The tap tempo is also a useful feature. I know this just released so I cannot count this as a negative but the meters which can be selected are ONLY in simple meter. 3/4 up to 7/4. Would be nice (and I’m sure in future developments) to have compound meters such as 3/8 up to 12/8 to allow for beat groupings. Notably 5/8 or 7/8. (3/8, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 can kind of be felt with the 4/4 in triplets). Otherwise this is awesome and look forward to using this app while practicing. I’ll be sure to add more to this come future developments! Congrats.

phaminator ,

Been waiting for this one!

This is a great app!!! I first learned about the gap click practice method from Antonio Sanchez and after hearing a lot of other musicians talking about it (including Benny Greb) I started working on my time with the “Double Time” Metronome and the “Time Trainer App”.

When this one came out though I had to check it out. It’s really good and it has some features that the other’s don’t, including being able to place the click on different subdivisions (such as the “e” or “a” beat). I also really love the different time signatures you can put in, which is what was missing in the other met apps.

As far as improvements, I will say I would like the option to put those e’s and a’s on the 1st bar selection - in fact probably mirror the options in both selection wheels.

Other than that, the layout is very simple and beautiful. I’m enjoying it overall so far.

PirateJesus ,

Could use more time signatures and higher max tempo

This isn’t the metronome to use when working on complex prog tunes with changing meters, but it wasn’t designed for that. I don’t expect this to be a full-featured metronome, and there are other apps for that. However, it would be nice if there were a wider selection of time signatures. I can’t imagine it being a big deal to give users the ability to simply type in the number of beats per measure, for anyone who sometimes plays in 11 or whatever. Also, the tempo only goes up to 250. The slightly imperfect workaround is to turn on 8th note clicks. If you play jazz, you can double the tempo by feeling the clicks as being on 2 and 4 only, although sadly I’m not used to that yet.

That said, it’s great despite its limitations. It’s been fun and frustrating to discover just how unsteady my jazz ride pattern can get when I’m playing in the 300+ range, or how certain licks cause me to rush or drag.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for supporting GapClick and for taking the time to share your feedback about the features that you'd like to see! I'm excited to report that the maximum bpm has been bumped up as per your request (to 300 bpm), along with some other highly requested features from other users in the latest version (1.1) of the app! 🎉 Please give it a try and let me know how it goes! I understand that you'd also like to see some additional time signature and would love to know which ones you are most interested in seeing. If you have any additional feedback, I'd like to invite you to share it directly with me right from within the app under Settings → Contact Support. All the best for your musical journey!

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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