Always find yourself running out of time? Well now there’s an app for that. Seriously though as a musician, playing in time is one of the most important concepts of music to master. Well, the Soundbrenner metronome app is here to take care of that for you.
As a muso, playing with the church band, I’ve found that playing with click tracks has really helped us to solidify our sound. So if you’re an individual muso or if you play for a band, I recommend you look at starting out with a decent metronome app.
I’ve downloaded probably 20 different Android and iOS metronome apps and when desperation hit, I probably even tried the Microsoft Store. And nothing hit the spot. Until I found The One. This metronome app is called The Metronome by Soundbrenner and man, when I say it’s so much more than a metronome app, you need to believe me.
I love it because it’s pretty plain and simple (no frills and bows) but it’s pure gold because you can create a setlist (using the songs, that you have added, from your library) and store song BPM’s. It’s like Ableton… except that it’s not… but almost. For the environment and team that I am in, it works like a dream because I get to pre-load my whole set right on my iPhone, with the click track. Hows that for amazing?
It’s a really awesome app for rehearsing and especially if you’d like to track your progress. In fact, I always recommend it to my guitar and drum students. I also use it in class often when I need to teach students specific drum patterns or guitar scales. I found that it helps them to reach a certain speed level, when I increase it in small increments, each time they play.
It has a great tap tempo feature for on the fly tempo changes. And guess what guys, Soundbrenner now also offers a metronome that you can actually wear on your wrist! Yeah man! The Soundbrenner Pulse is the world’s first wearable arm band and it is powered by vibrations.
Anyways, so over the next week or so I’ll be sharing some stuff about how I put it to use daily, weekly and in a whole bunch of different situations.
In the meantime, check it out and let me know what you think in the comment section below. And if you are using it, or prefer a different app, let me know about that too. We would love to hear about your experience – that’s how we grow together, right?