July 21, 2014 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Springfield, Illinois - Gig Bag Apps, makers of popular drum reference app theDrumDictionary and Click Metronome for iPhone, are pleased today to announce the release of Click Metronome version 2. This new version represents a complete redesign of the look and feel of Click and brings it into the modern iOS era. While keeping all the features of the original Click Metronome, version 2 takes a cue from the new Apple design philosophy and tightens its focus even further on minimizing on-screen controls in order to provide large, clear visual feedback.
The vast majority of time using a metronome is not spent adjusting settings but in practicing or playing along to the metronome, and Click Metronome is a tool that aligns with these priorities. Multiple visualization styles and a special full screen mode make Click Metronome unique in a crowded world of iPhone metronome apps. 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 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, time signature, etc., Click can enter into a fullscreen mode, making it easily visible from a music stand or even from across the stage. "Click Metronome version 2 takes the flexibility and ease-of-use of the original and combines it with a brand new modern interface for an even more focused and enjoyable experience. Click 2 marks another step toward the goal of minimizing UI in deference to the visualization, so that musicians can focus on what's most important: making 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 for easy detection and synchronization with an external music source. 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. In the admittedly crowded iPhone metronome app space, Click stands apart with its highly flexible visuals and modern interface designed from the ground up for iOS 7 and beyond.
Other Key Features:
* Audio accent or visual flash on the downbeat to keep track of the measure
* Woodblock, Cowbell, Clave, and Electronic Pulse sounds
iOS Device Requirements:
* iPhone 4 or newer (iPhone 4s and newer recommended)
* iPod touch current generation
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 3 MB download
Pricing and Availability:
Click Metronome 2.0.1 is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category, for the introductory price of $.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) 2012-2014 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.