A visual as well as audio metronome that conducts musically styled beat patterns over your desktop for you to follow while practicing.
These patterns are based on Max Rudolf's "Grammar of Conducting" as well as my own professional conducting experience of 20+ years.
This metronome can also be a learning tool for conductors by using the Conductor's Point of View mode.
If you need to practice without the constant click, perhaps when practicing with headphones on, just turn off the sound and follow the baton.
- Use the control panel to start/stop the baton with either a one, two or no pickup beats.
- Use the slider (or control arrows) to control the tempo from 10 to 300 bpm.
Select the number of beats per measure from the popup menu.
- Select either Performer's or Conductor's point of view.
- Show or hide the beat numbers as it conducts.
- Choose different sounds for the metronome (18 different sets)
- Match the decor of your practice space or current mood! Added preferences for the Baton, Pattern and background color AND Transparency. Make the pattern disappear completely! Make the baton (ball) translucent to move over the music less distracting and more guiding. Make the background a solid color to isolate the pattern from other applications.
- There are 4 styles each of 31 different beat patterns: 1 through 12(3+3+3+3) in Staccato, Legato, Non-espressivo, and "Reduced".
About pattern variations: A 5/4 bar can be divided either 3+2 or 2+3 depending on the music.
- The "Reduced" style: The patterns automatically adjust when the tempo reaches a level that requires a different pattern. For example: the Legato 3 pattern turns into a one pattern while still clicking the three beats. A 6(2+2+2) goes into 3 while a 6(3+3) goes into 2 while still clicking 6 beats.
- The Conductor's mode: It flips the display so conductors can learn and practice the patterns. This mode shows you the path the tip of your baton should take while conducting.
- Resize the pattern to fit into the corner or cover the entire screen. Drag the pattern anywhere you want. The control panel disappears when the application is in the background (while it continues to conduct.)