January 3, 2012 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Sofia, Bulgaria - ONYX Apps today is pleased to announce MetroTimer 2.0 free for iOS, their Music app that provides the most accurate metronome function of any app in the App Store. Ideal for musicians at all levels of expertise, regardless of instrument or style of music, MetroTimer provides highly accurate audio and visual feedback, and it can be set to any number between 40 and 240 beats per minute. The app employs technology developed for their iKeepTime app, which measures a musician's timekeeping abilities. A paid Pro version of the app adds complex rhythms.
There are many useful approaches to developing greater musicianship, but metronome practice is among the most valuable. MetroTimer is a free app that has been measured to be more accurate than any other metronome app for iOS. Most app store metronomes are derived from Apple sample code included with the iOS SDK (Software Development Kit). And regretfully, this code fails to account for all the factors that can cause small inaccuracies to build up over time. MetroTimer, created by a software company that specializes in time measurement and regulation, is guaranteed to meet laboratory standards for accurate timekeeping.
The app includes four different voices, so users can hear the typical click or three other audible beat markers. The GUI includes a slider and large digital readout, as well as a plus button and a minus button to increment the setting by one BPM. An optional visual display flashes a red bar along with the metronome sound, and iPhone 4 owners can activate their camera light. Finally, the user can set a Practice Timer (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 minutes), which will signal when the practice period is over.
MetroTimer Pro adds three features: 1) Interactive beat editor with custom accent placement; 2) Three different volume levels for beats, which allows complex rhythm patterns; and 3) Custom time signatures, odd, and compound meters. The upgrade is available as an in-app purchase.
* Set metronome to any time between 40 and 240 BPM
* Tested with clock time regulation equipment
* Visual indication allows you to "see" the beat
* iPhone 4 LED flash visual feedback support
* MetroTimer Pro available as an in-app purchase
"Tempo is both literally and figuratively the heart of music," observed Eugene Klein, CEO. "Mastering tempo is essential for good musicianship, and MetroTimer will help improve any player's rhythm skills."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 14.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MetroTimer 2.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. MetroTimer 2.0 Pro is available as an in-app purchase for $1.99 (USD). Review copies are available on request.
ONYX Apps is an independent software studio based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They have prior experience in multimedia and communication services, and recently entered the App Store market with several apps. The founder and CEO is Eugene Klein. Copyright (C) 2011 ONYX Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.