Metronome

Metronome

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0 buld 383
  • Total Downloads:
    36,631
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 19, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    9.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Like its real-world counterpart, Metronome aims to keep your musical timing rock solid. The polished and attractive interface even looks just like a real metronome, allowing you to set three time signatures or just hear a straight count. You can select speeds from 40 beats per minute to 160 beats per minute, but you can't manually enter a specific beat (for example, 85). Nor can you choose faster or slower times than what you see on the meter. Though it lacks any fine-tuning options, this freebie makes a good bet for users seeking a very basic metronome program for no money.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"This metronome is ridiculously under-featured."

July 12, 2011  |  By greythunder

 |  Version: Metronome 9.0 buld 383

Pros

Instead of listing pros and cons separately, I'll just review the item as a whole below.

Cons

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Summary

This is meant to be a basic metronome for musicians. But, it is so ridiculously basic that it is absolutely unusable. You can only use BPM's of 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 and 160. This means if a song happens to be 125 BPM, this metronome will not be able to help you play it correctly. You can also only play the metronome on a 4/4, 3/4, 6/8 or 'none' setting, which doesn't give you a ton of variety on what kind of music you can play with it. On top of that, there is absolutely no way to control the sound or volume in the program itself, which can suck if you are using any other sound-related thing on your computer.

Sure, this is free, but you get exactly what you pay for. Nothing. If you want a good free metronome, download Weird Metronome from this site. Still being free, Weird Metronome is extremely customizable and will fit any needs or wants you will ever have for a metronome, even if you are a very experienced and advanced musician. So avoid this program, and get that one.

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3 stars

"Simple and Functional"

October 25, 2010  |  By jandsm5321

 |  Version: Metronome 9.0 buld 383

Pros

It works, I've had problems with MIDI based ones but this one uses WAV files.

Cons

As mentioned in the other reviews, you can only choose 40 to 160 bpm at intervals of 10

Summary

The reason the program lacks tempo choices is because each setting actually plays a wave file that has ticks at the right tempo. This can be handy for some because other metronomes try to use MIDI sounds but they have problems on modern computers where midi is rarely used anymore. "Don't knock it, it works!"

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1 stars

"Unflexible"

July 13, 2009  |  By tomtofield

 |  Version: Metronome 9.0 buld 383

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Unflexible. Only 70,80,90, etc. bpm

Summary

Unflexible. Only 70,80,90, etc. bpm

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5 stars

"Sweet and simple"

August 21, 2005  |  By wahoodoss

 |  Version: Metronome 9.0 buld 383

Pros

Very simple program. Very easy to use. It doesn't have many options but that's the beauty of it. Speeds range from 40 to 160 by intervals of 10. You don't really need more than that unless you are a super shredder.

Cons

Minor picky con: When you change the time signature the program stops and resets speed to zero. I wish it would change "on the fly".

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher GCH Guitar Academy
Publisher web site http://www.guitar-academy.com
Release Date July 19, 2005
Date Added July 19, 2005
Version 9.0 buld 383
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Music Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 9.49MB
File Name metronome.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 36,631
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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