Metronome Touch

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Description of App

Metronome Touch. Style of pendulum.

Metronome Touch is created with one objective: to design a classic metronome with a unique style, so we combined a precise pendulum, perfected accuracy, and realistic interaction. Made of aluminum and glass, Metronome Touch proves a huge statement: It is as exclusive as your device. Launching Metronome Touch, your device will become a metronome.

Anyone can try to make a metronome app, but success only comes when listening to customers. That's why Metronome Touch centers around functions that musicians are looking for: The ability to tap a beat, use customizable presets to save your favorite sets (bpm, time signature and accentuation), and multiple useful ways of adjusting the bpm. Metronome Touch even goes far beyond that: Neither analog nor digital metronomes can synchronize pendulums. But Metronome Touch can. This opens completely new ways when practicing, performing on stage or doing studio recordings.

Should you be teaching students, they can follow your lesson more accurately while concentrating on their own devices synchronized with Metronome Touch. You will gain your student's attention when using this outstanding technology. If you have ever been on stage with bad acoustics, you will love Metronome Touch: It will provide every single band member with a perfect steady and synchronized rhythm on stage. Even when recording a song in separate soundproofed rooms, Metronome Touch keeps you in perfect sync.

Easily adjust Metronome Touch to your likes and needs with the light or dark design - relying on absolute clear vector-based display graphics - and many well chosen professional metronome sounds.

Metronome Touch is constantly being developed further to ensure the highest customer satisfaction.

FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY

• Precise engine


A completely new developed engine makes this app one of the most precise pendulum metronomes available on the App Store. Highest accuracy is supported on all iOS devices.

• Ableton Link synchronization technology


Metronome Touch was the first metronome worldwide offering pendulum synchronization on iOS devices. You can keep band members‘ metronomes or a whole orchestra in sync.

Ableton Link provides new ways of practicing together or in a group.



• Memory function


There is an infinite number of customizable presets to save your favorite sets of bpm, time signature and accentuation.


• Numerical entry

Using bpm display let‘s you directly enter tempo values from 20 up to 999 bpm.

• Tap2bpm


Use the tap field that will interpret your finger taps as bpm.

• Beat count and accentuation


Choose a beat count from 1 up to 12 beats and free customizable accentuation.

• Styles and sounds


Customize Metronome Touch to your likes and needs. Choose between dark and light design as well as chosen professional metronome sounds.

• Retina display


Metronome Touch comes with a complete set of vector graphics for all display sizes and looks simply perfect on your device.

For more informations, app videos, faq's and pictures go to » www.cu4uc.com

Version

3.1

Free or Paid

Paid

Apple Watch Support

No

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

iOS Version

13.4.1

Accessibility Comments

This app is extremely accessible with VoiceOver! Earlier versions of this app used inaccessible bitmap images to display on-screen content. From version 3 and above, Metronome Touch now uses accessible Apple programming framework standards to deliver a truly VoiceOver-friendly user experience! All controls, menus and options are clearly labeled for full-accessibility.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

Some years ago, I needed a metronome app, by where I could sync up all the other band members. I am a drummer for a Contemporary Christian band, Channels Of Blessings.
https://channelsofblessings7.us/

I thought it would be so cool to be able to start my metronome, and have all the other Musicians be in sync. There was such a metronome on the market. It was called Metronome Touch. Imagine my good fortune to have found this app, out of hundreds of Metronome apps, already in the App Store? Wait, not so fast! I purchased the app, and to my surprise, it was completely, totally inaccessible! Well, I just couldn't have any of that, especially since at that time, it was the only metronome app to offer the ability to start and stop (sync) multiple metronomes.

I then reached out to the app developer, Uwe Hollatz. He was not all that familiar with programming for VoiceOver at first, but he got real familiar fairly quickly. Now, we have a very accessible metronome app,, with the ability to control other metronomes on the same network. Thank you Uwe for taking the time to research how to bring your metronome app into the lives of other visually impaired students and Musicians!

Developer's Twitter Username

@uwehollatz

Recommendations

2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Lielle ben simon 5 months 4 weeks ago

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Comments

Submitted by Ramy Moustafa on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Am very happy with this great app, but can not find a place to tap my tempo? let's say that i need to know the tempo for a music, where can i tap?

Submitted by Lielle ben simon on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Club AppleVis Member

In reply to by Ramy Moustafa

Hi, you have a button that cold"slower" or "faster", you can press on a bpm button and write in numbers the bpm you want, for example;i set it on 80 bpm, sins it showing to me as "80 bpm button". it will be comfteble to use "slower" or "faster", it will be more easey and Quick.

Greetings, thanks so much for your questions. We are trying to find a usable VoiceOver control by where someone can do exactly that, tap in a tempo. It is possible for us to show that option, which does appear in the app for non-VoiceOver users. We can try to come up with a way for VoiceOver to interact with that tap tempo option . VoiceOver more or less takes over the screen, in terms of sending taps through to the app. We will see if there is a way to bypass that option. It may be necessary to actually completely turn VoiceOver off with the triple-click of the power button or home button, depending upon your handset and if that accessibility shortcut has been enabled.

Submitted by John Gurd on Friday, April 24, 2020

I just bought this. I'm embarrassed to admit I can't actually start the thing. There's a button at the bottom labelled in a foreign language which I hoped was the start button but it doesn't activate. Apart from that, I can't find it. Any help?

Right now, for the next thirty minutes or so, LOL, until we put an actual play/stop button in the swipe order for VoiceOver, that play stop function can be gotten to on just about any point on the main screen, by invoking the flick down with one finger, Actions method. So, it is currently an action. It will soon be an actual button. But from the action option, you can start and stop the metronome. Please let me know if you have more questions.

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Friday, April 24, 2020

From the app developer,, I have been given ten free activation codes, which one would use in the App Store. The app is priced at U.S. $1.99. These ten codes make the cost $0.00. From the app entry, once in that app listing in the store, if you keep swiping, I believe that there is a Redeem code button, way at the end. So, if anyone is still interested in trying out Metronome Touch, I can send ten codes to the first 10 people that E-Mail me at: roger@rogercusson.com
It is just before noon time, my time, on APR 24. I only have ten codes, so Hope I find ten people to try the app out.

Submitted by John Gurd on Friday, April 24, 2020

In reply to by Rodg From Maine

Easy when you know how, thanks. :) I really like the way the metronome sound has been implemented. I can't always hear the first beat so distinctively in other metronomes. It really stands out. It's only £1.99 in the UK. Well worth it.

Hi John, Probably on this upcoming Monday, once the App Store folks accept the newest update build, you will find the update to Metronome Touch in your App Store. It now has the Play/Stop button, just immediately to the left of the BPM button, which by default is 120. It is a toggle button, double-tap on it once, metronome will start, double-tap it again, metronome will stop. Glad you got the Actions menu to function, hang in there for just a few days, while the new version is approved by the App Stor folks, and you will be good to go.

Submitted by Ramy Moustafa on Sunday, April 26, 2020

In reply to by Lielle ben simon

I know this, and before this app, i was having an accessible free metronom. i bought this because of the manual tapping , in different situations, i need to know the exact tempo for a track, that is why am asking for this feature

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, April 26, 2020

Wow, nice. I won't get this app as of yet, but I will bookmark it for future use. Let's say the choir I want to start wants to keep in sync etc. Do we need to all have the app on our phones, then, what. I start at a specific tempo and we work out the trouble spots and everyone can see my tempo changes?

Hi Sarah, yes, if everyone is on the same WLAN and has either Metronome Touch or an app that is using the specific Ableton framework, by where one can sync up and control devices, then, yes, you or someone could start/stop and set tempo and the other devices on the network, again, providing that that device or application took advantage of the Ableton syncing framework, would all start/stop and have appropriate tempo settings. In case you wish to read about what Ableton is doing in this speciffic area, please check out:
http://www.Ableton.com/Link

Submitted by Caleb Eee on Saturday, May 2, 2020

In reply to by Rodg From Maine

Hi, I'm also very interested in this feature and that's the reason I bought this app at the first sight. I really hope that this feature can be used by a blind person as soon as possible. For the time, I wish to understand how this works. Is it by tapping the display of the phone itself or by tapping on a surface and captured by the microphone? Sorry for the question but need to know how it works before putting forth any suggestions, if any.

Thank you for this great app.

Submitted by Roxann Pollard on Saturday, May 2, 2020

Just purchased this app. I will be using the app to determine the tempo of my workout songs. This will assist me greatly in creating that perfect playlist, which will drive me to the finishline and help me to achieve my workout goals faster. Music is the driving force behind the workouts, but without the proper beats in the music it can also derail a workout, too. I think this app will be a nice addition to my workout routines. Thanks for making it voiceover compatible. Appreciate all the work put into the app development.

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Saturday, May 2, 2020

In reply to by Roxann Pollard

Thank you for the nice feedback. We are still working on a VoiceOver compatible way to tap the tempo in, and still let the user's taps, go through to the Metronome Touch app, and not get intercepted by VoiceOver. I hope that your workout routines are extremely successful!

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Saturday, May 2, 2020

In reply to by Caleb Eee

Good afternoon, we are definitely working on a way to bypass the VoiceOver screen-reader from intercepting the taps, which yes, you would have done from the change tempo area, in the standard non-VoiceOver view of the app. The programmer is working on updating a few of his other program offerings, and does have this option on the list to try to find a work-around. I also will report when we are ready to roll out that possible, and much asked for option.

Submitted by Ramy Moustafa on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Ok, but can i use the tap tempo now if i will close the VO? we need to know where exactly can i tap to change the Metronom Speed?

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Sunday, May 3, 2020

In reply to by Ramy Moustafa

I would suspect, but cannot tell for sure, that you would have to go through at least two program interface screens to get there. The app is going to look and act a bit differently when VoiceOver is not running. More of the visual elements are going to be present, which do not appear when VoiceOver is running. I cannot say for sure where you would have to specifically tap, to get to that function. Someone who may be able to use the app with you, may be able to show you where, and on which screens that tap tempo area is.

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

OK folks, I have just tested the latest beta build of Metronome Touch with VoiceOver. Here is the deal for folks wishing to access the tap tempo function. When the next App Store Update of Metronome Touch is released, which will be probably early next week, when a VoiceOver user gets into the area by where they can type in the specific tempo value that they wish, if they swipe to the right, past the edit box, there will be a tap tempo area. It works like this... Once in the tap tempo area, the VoiceOver user can perform a single tap and hold gesture with one finger, and then while they are holding down that finger, for example, using your left hand, you can then tap with one of the fingers on your right hand, using quarter notes or quarter beats. The metronome for even the sighted users, and also the VoiceOver users absolutely requires a minimum of twelve (12) quarter note beats to be tapped in to be able to accurately sense the closest tempo. I find this works fairly well. It is not as direct as entering in the values manually, but if you do the tap/hold with one finger, and then make the physical 12 or more taps with the other finger, you should come fairly close. You can always use the Faster/Slower buttons to get it spot on. Remember, once the tempo is tapped in, the edit box will reflect the value of what the metronome thought your tempo value was. activate the Save and Close button, and if the tempo is not quite spot on, simply give it a little extra help, using the Faster/Slower buttons on the main screen.

Submitted by Ramy Moustafa on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Very Great news, that it will work, just i have 2 questions:
1- WHat do you mean by 12 beats? for instance, if the Time signature is 4/4, i will tab 3 bars?
2- can i get results in point something? let's say tempo = 94.5 or something like that?
Thanks for your hard work

Submitted by Chris Gilland on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

OK, first off, I know there is a library you can use within your storyboard with XCode though I can't for the life of me remember what it's called, that will let you assign that wherever on the storyboard you place the tap tempo item, Voiceover is to treat it as if VO isn't activated while it has focus. I think, though don't quote me on this, that you even have the ability while VO is enabled of assigning a custom gesture that would re-invoke Voiceover while on this button. This would be helpful as if you did do it this way, we'd need a way then to re-enable VO long enough to then flick away from the control when done typing in the tempo. The way you're doing it now with the split tap method certainly will work, yes, but honestly, I wonder if you're making this a bit harder than it needs to be. I could be wrong though.

Now, on for my feedback. I get that this would be probably way put on the back burner for now. I'm sure there are way more important things taking higher priority, but, what I'd like to see is something where I could play a song, and my microphone would detect the tempo based off what it hears. This would be really good as say I'm wanting to keep in time with an mp3 I purchased somewhere. If it is all live session musicians, then naturally, they most likely are not going to be totally snapped to grid quantized in time. If they are, then, ewwww! Disgusting! Can I hear you say, robotic? Gr'roass! This feature would allow the metronome to keep listening, and if they sped up, so would the metronome, even if only by a few ticks. By ticks, I speak of the traditional standard of bars/beats/ticks.

Greetings Chris, I will pass on your helpful suggestions. You may also want to take a look at the very cool metronome sync feature brought to us by the fine folks over at Ableton. You can read more about what Ableton is doing with metronomes and other instruments, which support their Link feature.
http://www.ableton.com/link
You can control/sync up a whole bunch of metronomes from this particular developer or you can use this metronome to control a whole bunch of other things, providing that they, themselves, have implemented the Ableton Link syncing standard in their particular devices. I had originally purchased this metronome for its ability to control/start/stop
all the metronomes used in my band, while on the same WLAN.

Submitted by Ramy Moustafa on Friday, May 22, 2020

In reply to by Rodg From Maine

I updated my Metronom touch, and start using the tab tempo, Frankly, it is not so practical like Chris said, not so easy to do that, and sometimes it is not working, so, is there any other alternative solution?

I am sorry that you appear to be having some difficulty with the new tap tempo option. Before this was released to the public, I tested this environment, probably 90 to 100 times. It was somewhat inaccurate, in about 3% of all tests. I say inaccurate, in that it may have been off by five or six beats. I simply nudged the faster or slower option, depending on what I was seeking. in a great many cases, I was right on the beat. It does require the user to use the split tap voiceover function, it does take some getting used to, but it is the best that we can do.
I usually will use one hand, take my index finger, and when I am in the tap area, hold that down, and then with my middle finger, I will try to be as precise as I can, and tap the beats in. I will then swipe back to the edit control, to see what the value is, based on what I was pretty sure I was tapping in. The sighted user, and the visually impaired user, must tapp at least 12 times, maybe a few times more, so that the tap algorithm, has a chance to sample the taps, and try to figure out the closest value. This is how it works for the cited user, and with the split tap function, this is how it will work for the voiceover user. as a drummer, my rhythm is consistent, if the person tapping, is not so consistent, I think the algorithm may have difficulty in figuring out the beat percentage. However, saying all that, if one is consistent, and taps along with the music, they should have success. I know I did. we definitely appreciate and value your feedback, I am simply saying, that I tested this every which way I could, and before it was released, I wanted to make sure that it was going to work. I also need to stress, one does need to be pretty consistent, to make this thing work correctly. That’s voiceover user, or no voiceover user. We have other options, and ways to save out beat, tempo and song presets, so this tap tempo feature for VoiceOver, was the best option that we could produce. It is the best we can do, and I hope that you will enjoy using the Metronome app. One of the things that we tried, was to use the accelerometer in the phone, and have the user shake the tempo in. That was a complete disaster, and needed to be scrapped.

Submitted by WellF on Saturday, May 23, 2020

In reply to by Rodg From Maine

It is possible to make a region of the screen responsible to one touch gestures. That's how garage band makes it accessible for voiceover users to play the touch instruments without having to turn it off.

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Saturday, May 23, 2020

In reply to by WellF

Greetings, the programmer that I am working with, is from Germany. We do our best to communicate, but sometimes there is a language barrier. If someone has any code examples or any place where I can have him look in a programming guide for voiceover programmers, I sure would appreciate that information. If there is a way to make this single tap happen, such as in the previous reply, using GarageBand as the example, we sure would love to know how to do it, or where to look to begin the process of trying to make this happen. If anyone has any examples, and those of any programming forums or anything like that, I am certain that we would like to try to get the single tap method of working, again, such as the example in GarageBand, by where you can play an instrument, and still leave voiceover on. We are not sure where to turn for this useful information.

Submitted by WellF on Saturday, May 23, 2020

In reply to by Rodg From Maine

Doesn't apple has information on this? I can't tell you more than "itt is used in GB" because I don't know nothing about programing.

Submitted by Survivor Wolf on Saturday, May 23, 2020

In reply to by Rodg From Maine

allowsDirectInteraction is an accessibility trait that can be applied to an accessibility element to achieve this. Here is Apple's developer documentation on it.
https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uiaccessibility/uiacces…

Of note, many traits can be applied by selecting the element in the XCode storyboard, then using the inspector. This is a quick way to add accessibility labels, hints and traits, though this one may not be included in the quick fix list. Either way adding traits to items is pretty straight forward, even when manually adding them in code. Hope that helps!

Greetings, I really appreciate this information. If you also have a URL for where my programmer friend can examine all sorts of cool voiceover and accessibility information, such as the very cool URL that you just provided, please feel free to send up another message, if there is a developers area, especially where accessibility may be concerned. My friend who designed this metronome app, is just getting started with learning about voiceover accessibility. I will be forwarding him your previous message, which contains the developer link, however, if you have any other master links, that will get him into the developers section, where he can examine more of this type of content, that would be awesome. Thanks again for your tremendous assistance.

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Thanks to a very helpful list member, who posted just a few messages back, we are now trying the, AllowsDirectInteraction, set of parameters. It appears to work pretty well thus far. I still have more testing to do. But I think we are on the right track. Thanks so much to the list member who very graciously provided us with the information to get us back heading in the right direction!!

Submitted by Rodg From Maine on Friday, May 29, 2020

A few weeks ago, a list member, GoldenEar wanted to see if we could use a different method of getting the tap tempo option to work. Well, we have sort of done it, and sort of need another beta tester to give their feedback/input. I am not the programmer, but I can put you in touch with the app developer, so you can take the latest beta of Metronome Touch for a test drive. I would like, at this moment, just to hear back from specifically GoldenEar with an appropriate E-Mail address, where the app developer can send an E-Mail to you, and specifically, a TestFlight e-mail Invite!!! We can keep the split-tap method, which is currently in the latest stable version or we can try the direct method, using the accessibility property of, AllowsDirectInteraction. It will be necessary for the user to locate that button, and still perform the 12 or more taps. The button does emit a nice wood block sounder, each time it is tapped, and it is located more or less in the middle of the screen, on the left edge. That is the best that I can do to describe where the tap tempo button is. Please, GoldenEar, get with me directly at:
roger@rogercusson.com
and let's see if you like this new method or the older split-tap current method... All, have a blessed and wonderful weekend. We may open this up to more beta testers in the future, but for right now, just one tester will be what is needed.

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