metro.drone: ascend to a new level of music practice with the ultimate combination of metronome and drone
An essential tool for every musician.

metro.drone: ascend to a new level of music practice with the ultimate combination of metronome and drone
An essential tool for every musician.

metro.drone is what you get when you combine a metronome and drone into one tool. metro.drone has three different modes-- metronome mode which works like a conventional metronome, drone mode which works like a conventional drone, and metro.drone mode. metro.drone mode puts the pitch of the drone to the beat of the metronome, and hence the true power of metro.drone is unleashed.

- metronome and drone combination (metro.drone!)
- "overlay" and "fuse" modes for metro.drone combination
- unpitched metronome
- choice of 8 different metronome sounds
- continuous drone
- choice of 4 different drone sounds
- can produce any frequency in the audible human range
- support for microtones and tunings other than A=440 (A=432, anyone?)
- drone is polyphonic, with support to up to 50 simultaneous notes!
- wide range of bpms: 20 to 300
- tempo tap input (metro.drone will figure out which bpm you are tapping)
- touch-oriented, elegant, and intuitive interface
- screen flashes with metronome tick, with configurable intensity and color
- fast launch time

This app uses the following libraries/frameworks/fonts:
- BELLE, by Comrade SparklePony (MIT license)
- SUIT, by Matthias Richter (zlib license)
- cron, by Enrique García Cota (MIT license)
- denver, by Nicolas Alleman (MIT license)
- flux, by rxi (MIT license)
- stateswitcher, by Daniel Duris (CC-BY 4.0 license)
- LÖVE, by LÖVE Development Team (zlib license)
- Ubuntu, by Canonical (Ubuntu Font license)
- binser, by Calvin Rose (MIT license)

What’s New

Version 3.0

UPDATE! Polyphonic drone makes chords possible! Options menu lets you: tweak metronome and drone sounds, change metro.drone combine mode (fuse or overlay), and customize screen flash intensity and color!

New features:
- 8 metronome sound options: click, bongo, cabasa, clap, clave, cowbell, hihat, and spoons!
- 4 drone waveform options: sine wave, sawtooth wave, square wave, and triangle wave!
- new metro.drone combine mode: "overlay" keeps drone volume constant while clicking the metronome!
- drone and metro.drone are polyphonic (up to 50 notes), making chords possible!
- screen flash added, with intensity and color options!
- misc. bug fixes and ui improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

mr.N0ah ,

Two Essential Tools for the Studio

When producing music with clients in the recording studio, two of my most common activities are tapping a tempo to find the right groove for the arrangement, and finding notes to fit vocal harmonies. This app does both of those things simply and intuitively with no fuss. This is a solid and useful little app. Highly recommended!!!

Nick Revel ,

Simple and effective!

There’s no nonsense with this sleek, intuitive, and EASY-to-use practice app. You chose between a metronome, a drone, or both. Perfect for a seasoned pro or a novice of any age. For the functionality, the price is unbeatable.

B0ckch0i ,

Music Must Have

This app has been a great way to practice! It has no ads and it a utility that does not exist otherwise. Must Buy!

App Privacy

The developer, Sergei Volkov, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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