First of all, a metronome needs to be a precise tool, allowing musicians to practice anything from a slow piece to a complex arrangement. Metronome by Musicopoulos ticks this box. So let's discuss some more interesting things.
What don't we need in a software metronome? Virtual buttons and wheels that take up space and provide little functionality. It's boring, dated and simply not needed.
The digital metronome needs to be remained, which is exactly what we have done with Metronome by Musicopoulos.
We started with a clear mind and a blank canvas. Then we asked important questions that we only allowed ourselves to answer with fresh solutions.
We came up with the concept of a Time Circle. A metronome plays from beginning to end, then back again, continuing this loop until it is stopped. It's cyclic in nature, so we started with a circle. On the circle we placed some Beat Markers. Smaller circles that extend beyond the Time Circle with a unique color that represents their settings. Finally, we made the Time Circle blink with the beat, allowing you to visually track your practice.
With this amazing start, we were able to redefine and expand many features that many other metronomes lack.
1. Time Signatures
We need the option to create our own custom Time Signatures. Limiting the app to a specific selection limits our musical imagination. As musicians we need to break through and try new things, and a metronome should be there to support us, not hold us back.
With Metronome by Musicopoulos, you have complete control over your beat numbers and beat values.
2. Beat Grouping
Complex Time Signatures are great, but can sometimes leave you feeling a little lost. Adding some grouping allows you to hear where you are in a measure. However, generic grouping will just not do! We need to power to accent the beats that help us achieve our goals.
With Metronome by Musicopoulos, you can change your grouping to simply touching the Beat Markers on the Time Circle.
The notes we play on our instrument are usually beyond the beats that play on a standard metronome. We play with swing, we play with pace, we play off notes. Adding subdivision allows us to include some guidance when playing away from the main beat.
Metronome by Musicopoulos offers a number of subdivision options, from triplets to swing to sixteenth notes.
Metronome by Musicopoulos provides a wide range of tempo's, suited to most musical needs. You can adjust the tempo in a number of ways:
- Make quick adjustments using the tempo slider
- Move to a named tempo using simple buttons
- Tap the Time Circle to change the tempo by tap
5. Volume Control
At first though, volume may not seem all that important in a metronome. The truth is that volume is extremely important with premium metronomes. We have accents, secondary accents, grouping beats and subdivision all playing at once. Even though they play different tones, they can become confusing. Controlling the volume of each allows us to define the main beat with a faint supporting beat in the background. This creates a very musical feel.
Metronome by Musicopoulos gives you complete and independent control over the volume for accents, secondary accents, grouping beats and subdivision.
Add over 20 sample sounds to the mix and Metronome by Musicopoulos becomes one of the greatest tools for any musician.
Musicopoulos is owned and operated by a team of musicians. We are musicians first, and we created products that we want. We love Metronome by Musicopoulos and we know you will too.
Download Metronome by Musicopoulos today and become part of the music family.