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Metronome Manual

  1. Basic Operation
    1. Play / Pause
    2. Tempo Change And Tap Tempo
      1. Delay Calculator
      2. Italian Tempo Markings
    3. User Selectable Accent And Silence For Any Beat
    4. Current Preset Name
  2. View Modes
    1. Small Mode
      1. Bars And Accent
      2. Using Custom Bars
      3. Beat Patterns
    2. Big Mode
    3. Preset Mode
  3. Preset Manager
    1. Loading Presets And Presets, All Presets Mode
    2. Editing Presets
    3. Editing Setlists
  4. Help And Settings
    1. Using Custom Sounds And Sound Selector
    2. Settings
      1. Sound Manager, Importing And Deleting User Sounds
    3. About, Website And Manual




I. BASIC OPERATION




play / pause

- tap play / pause button to start / pause playback

tempo change and tap tempo

- set desired tempo by either using up / down button or tap tempo
  • tap up / down button to change tempo in 1 BPM steps
  • hold up / down button to change tempo in 10 BPM steps
  • tap tempo digits twice to set "tap-tempo"

note: time elapsed between the two taps will be equal to the time between two subsequent quarter notes

note: on first tap, the numbers will turn white to indicate, that you have entered the tap mode and that a second tap is being awaited - if you do not "second tap" within 3 seconds, tap tempo is cleared and you have to "first tap" again


delay calculator

- shows the time elapsed between two subsequent quarter beats, which is typically used for delay tempo calculations
- use this value for 1/4 delay time, divide it by two for 1/8 delay time etc.

Italian tempo markings

- shows Italian tempo markings as being used traditionally in classical music

- values shown:

Largo 40-59 bpm
Larghetto 61-65 bpm
Adagio 66-75 bpm
Andante 76-107 bpm
Moderato 108-120 bpm
Allegro 120-167 bpm
Presto 168-199 bpm
Prestissimo 200-208 bpm

user selectable accent and silence for any beat

- you can select each beat to be accented, unaccented or completely silent, thus creating your own pattern variations
- simply tap the corresponding beat light to switch between the three options

grey light - accented beat
red light - unaccented beat
dark red light - silent bat

note: last settings used for any of the currently selected six bar presets are remembered, so when switching between bars the patterns change accordingly


current preset name

- shows the name of currently selected preset
- if it has been modified in any way an asterix will appear on the both sides (not shown)




II. VIEW MODES

- Metronome 2 offers three types of views in the main window
- individual view modes can be selected from user menu
- to access the user menu press Menu.

small mode

- in small mode you can select one of the six bar presets, toggle accented / unaccented mode, choose two custom bar presets and selected one of the six subbeat patterns

bars and accent

- select desired bar by tapping the corresponding bar button
- if any of the bar buttons is selected the first beat of the bar will be accented during playback
- tapping the selected bar again will deselect it and thus the first beat will not be accented during playback

using custom bars

- set two custom bar values by holding down any of the last two bar buttons on the bottom right desired bar and selecting the desired option

beat patterns

- select the desired beat pattern by tapping the corresponding beat pattern button

note: BPM is always calculated for quarter beats


big mode





- big mode is well suited for playing in a rehearsal or performance situation
- tempo bpm value is displayed in big white digits, so it can be seen easily from greater distance
- by tapping the big digits area you can toggle flashing of the first beat on/off.

preset mode





- presets mode allows you to access presets from the currently selected setlist or (if "all presets mode" is loaded) all presets
- name of the currently selected selists is displayed on the top of the list
- if you are in "all presets mode" the setlist name will be "[ALL PRESETS]"
- you can load any preset by tapping its name in the list
- you can also iterate through presets by using "previous" and "next" buttons on the right.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if you alter the setlist in preset manager or if you create new presets when using "all presets mode", the list shown here will NOT update automatically and you will have to reload the setlist to see the changes

note: the next and previous buttons do not work if no preset from the list has been selected before


big preset name mode





- tap the corresponding button to toggle big preset name mode on / off
- this mode is useful in rehearsal or performance situation, when you want to simply iterate through presets as you move from one song to another and where visual control from greater distance is desired




III. PRESET MANAGER





- Preset Manager allows you to create, edit, rearrange and delete presets and setlists
- it can by accessed from the user menu (by pressing Menu) or, alternatively, by pressing the corresponding button in presets mode

Preset is a set of settings (tempo, bar, beat, pattern, accent / non-accent mode) stored under one name which can be recalled later. Typically, this is used for you to store (and thus remember) the setting used for a particular song or exercise.

Setlist is a user collection of presets in a user defined order. This can be typically used as performance setlist, list of songs that represent some particular style or band, list of presets used for practicing etc.

Max. presets - 1000
Max. setlists - 200
Max. presets in one setlist - 100

presets button - tap to show all presets
setlist button - tap show all setlists

create button - tap to create new preset (when showing presets) or setlist (when showing setlists)

delete button - tap to delete presets (when showing presets) or setlist (when showing setlists)

loading presets and setlist, all presets mode

- tap any setlist name from the list to load it into "preset mode" - note that this will not automatically select nor load any preset from the setlist
- tap any preset name from the list to load all presets into "preset mode" - so-called "all presets mode" - this will also automatically load selected preset

editing presets

- tap edit button of the preset which settings you would like to change - set the desired values and save the preset
- if your are creating new preset, current values will be used as starting values - thus if you simply wish to save current settings, just tap save

editing setlists

- to rename a setlist tap rename - to edit a setlist tap edit - setlist content will be shown, where you may add, delete and reorder presets

note: setlists do not store their own presets, they just refer to the existing ones - thus, if you edit or delete any preset, these changes will appear also in the setlists, that contain this particular preset





IV. HELP AND SETTINGS

- help & settings menu can be accessed by pressing Menu and choosing Settings

using custom sounds and sound selector





Metronome 2 ships with one default sound for both accented and unaccented beat. However, it is possible to import your own user sounds from SD card. All of the imported sounds are trimmed down to 2 seconds length maximum and copied to a special directory on the SD card.

note: If the SD card is removed from the device, user sounds are no longer available. However, they reappear as soon as the SD card is put back again.

- sound selector allows you to select sounds for accented (upper list) and unaccented (lower list) beat
- both lists contain all imported sound and are exactly the same
- tap any item to hear the sound and to select it at the same
- selected sounds will be used right away, there is no save option provided

settings

- here you can adjust certain app settings:
  • disable screen lock - if selected, the screen will always stay on - however, this will also drain your battery much faster
  • airplane mode - if selected, airplane mode will be switched on / off automatically when the app starts / quits
  • classic mode - if selected, using tempo up / down buttons will mimick going thought steps on classical metronome

sound manager, importing and deleting sounds

- sound manager allows you to view, import and delete user sounds
- tap corresponding button to open sound manager or, alternatively, when in sound selector, press Menu and choose "Sound Manager"
- tap import to import user sounds from the SD card - a file browser will, to display the content of any directory just tap its name, to display the content of parent directory, tap "..", only WAV files will be shown
- tap delete to delete imported user sounds
- all sounds must be 44100 Hz, 16bit, mono or stereo WAV files

about, website and manual

- shows current version of Metronome 2
- enter our website by tapping the logo
- display this manual by tapping "show manual" (feature coming in the upcoming update)