Gig Bag Apps Releases New Visual Metronome App, Click
June 20, 2012 in Music
[prMac.com] Springfield, Illinois - Gig Bag Apps, makers of popular drum reference app theDrumDictionary, are pleased today to announce the release of Click, a new metronome app for iOS. Click provides flexible features such as a wide tempo range, a large selection of time signatures, plus many other audio and visual options, all while maintaining an emphasis on clear visualization. A metronome has one job: to help a musician practice and play in time, but this can be accomplished in many different ways. Click takes advantage of the flexibility of a digital interface to provide a variety of metronome styles together in one app.
Click stands apart from other iPhone metronomes as the first to offer many visualization options in one app: a large beat counting display or fullscreen flash, along with the more traditional "pendulum" look, with and without beat counting. Once set to the desired tempo and time signature, Click can enter into a fullscreen mode, making it easily visible from a music stand or even from across the stage for the whole band to play along with. "Click focuses on providing an easy-to-use experience that can be quickly setup and then gets out of the way, so musicians can focus on what's important: making great music," said Gig Bag Apps founder, Ryan Dillon.
Click also provides the flexibility needed to adapt to a wide variety of musical needs and styles. With a tempo range from 10 to 400 beats per minute, it can provide a steady tempo for everything from slowly practicing tricky passages to keeping a band together during even the most fast paced up-tempo jazz pieces. 21 time signatures are available in total, including all of the basic essentials as well as odd groupings like 5, 7, or 11 beats per measure. Click can also play subdivisions within a beat, such as eighth notes, triplets, shuffles, or sixteenth notes. And for those looking for a more musical sound, subdivisions can be played softer to make sure the main beat is heard loud and clear. Tap tempo functionality allows Click to easily sync up with an external music source or even the iPod music player on the device. Its solid, accurate audio engine maintains perfect tempo, even while switching among time signature and subdivision options.
"Whether on the stage or in the practice room, Click gives musicians the flexibility they need to play in a variety of musical styles, all while providing large, easy-to-see visual feedback," stated Ryan Dillon. "And now, with Click, musicians are not locked into a single visual style but can purchase one app and get everything from a number display for help counting out complex rhythms to a simple flashing screen for easy viewing on a music stand." Click offers musicians a powerful, flexible metronome, but without all the clutter that is so common to this category of apps.
Other Key Features:
* Audio accent or visual flash on the downbeat to keep track of the measure
* Woodblock, Cowbell, Clave, and Electronic Pulse sounds
* All orientations supported for easy placement no matter what the device or configuration
* In-app quick tips and help screens
iOS Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod touch (3rd/4th generation), or iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 3.5 MB download
Pricing and Availability:
Click - Metronome is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category, for an introductory price of $0.99 USD (or equivalent).
Located in Springfield, Illinois, Gig Bag Apps was founded in 2012 by independent developer Ryan Dillon. Gig Bag Apps focuses on music apps for the iOS platform and believes that better tools can help create better music. Copyright (C) 2012 Gig Bag Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.