Seeking a louder metronome app

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I got the TempoPerfect app, but the metronome sound is hard for me to hear while I'm playing, even if I turn the volume way up. Can anyone recommend a metronome app with a sharp, loud tock? Thanks.

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Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, February 6, 2015

What you could do if you have one, and I've done this is hook it up to a doc or a speaker. Then it will be nice and loud or soft if you need it.

Submitted by Diane on Saturday, February 7, 2015

Tracy,

You could try using earbuds. I have done so with TempoPerfect and with practice tracks.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, February 7, 2015

As a sound engineer I loath ear bloods. They direct the sound in the wrong direction and depending on the pitch of the sound can be dangerous to your ears. I would use a speaker so you can hear your instrument or voice or what ever you are doing fully.

Submitted by Tracy Carcione on Saturday, February 7, 2015

I was using TempoPerfect with an earphone, but the beat sound is like someone dropping a small pile of envelopes--not very strong--even with the volume way up. I am hoping someone can recommend an app with a more robust tock.
Tracy

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hmm. it seems to work for me especially when attched to a speaker I have, which is small but powerful. I duno what they are as they are not my speakers, but they do work.

Submitted by Justin on Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hi,
I've got an app on my phone called time trainer. It's a metronome that is perfect for when I use it. you can change the sound it uses for the beats and set the meter of beats from 0 to I forget how high so when it is set to 0 there is no down beat on one, it just keeps beating which is what I use.

Submitted by Scottsdale on Sunday, February 8, 2015

Just another vote for Time Trainer. There are a bunch of mega useful practice modes that might be useful depending on what your gig is, and some of the click options are piercing enough for me to be able to use it in a five piece noisy alt rock outfit. The trick is headphones or in-ear monitors that make a decent seal, the more isolation you have, the better you'll hear the click. Apple EarPods won't do diddly squat here, because they don't sit deep enough in the ear canal.

Really important note: if your monitoring a metronome alone in one ear and are surrounded by instruments playing at a high volume, please please please use your preferred option for protection in your other ear so that you have isolation on both sides. The brain gets used to isolation after a while, so if you're not equally protected on both sides, you'll find yourself cranking the metronome up unnecessarily, and those short sharp click sounds can do irreversible damage over time.

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