Metronome EXP Pro

The Musicians Ultimate Metronome

Metronome EXP Pro is an essential practice tool for serious musicans. It's sophisticated sequencer can create anything from a simple click to drum patterns with a chord sequence and bass line. Meter, Polymeter and Meter Series windows enable fast creation of anything from simple time signatures to complex irregular meters played simultaneously or in alternation. Other features include a highly versatile speed trainer with multiple modes of operation, a powerful preset system, full screen mode, support for either midi or user supplied 44.1kHz 16-bit audio files as the percussion sound source and much more. As all settings are stored in a locally created file Metronome EXP Pro can be run from a USB flash drive. This means you can take your favorite practice patterns with you anywhere. Lastly the language used for the interface can be changed via simple text files. All this and more for just $12

Meter Window

  • Allows quick creation of an endless array of time signatures
  • Support for irregular meters, such as compound 11/8
  • Support for placing accents and sub accents anywhere within the beat
  • Primary and secondary subdivision controls allow for effortless creation of polyrhythms
  • Support for choosing exactly which subdivisions actually get played. For instance, playing the 1st and 3rd subdivisions only from a triplet

Polymeter Window

  • Two separate meter controls allow fast creation of polymeters
  • Support for Tactus Preserving, Subdivision Preserving or Measure Preserving polymeters
  • Can be set to run in alternating bars mode, where one bar of the first meter is followed by one bar of the second

Meter Series Window

  • NEW! Six separate meter controls allow fast creation of up to six meters to be played in sequence
  • NEW! Each meter can be set to run for one or more bars before moving to the next meter
  • NEW! Support for Tactus Preserving, Subdivision Preserving or Measure Preserving polymeters

Step Sequencer Window

  • Step sequencer for creating anything from a simple click to full backing tracks complete with drums, chords and a simple bass line
  • The optional chord sequence can contain virtually any type of chord, including inversions and altered chords
  • A Transpose window allows you to instantly change the key of the chord progression
  • NEW! Auto Transpose functionality changes the key of a progression while it is playing
  • User defined shortcut keys allow for quick creation of chord sequences
  • The sequencer can play in a huge number of time signatures, including irregular meters
  • Up to 12 voices available for drums and percussion, each with user selectable instruments
  • Another 2 voices available for the instruments playing chords and bass line respectively

Speed Trainer

  • Powerful speed trainer with multiple modes of operation, including linear, logarithmic, ebb and flow and random
  • NEW! Random speed trainer changes tempo within the range defined by the user, with multiple ranges per training session.
  • Speed trainer displays the name and time remaining for the current training stage
  • Support for configuring virtually every element of the training session.

Miscellaneous

  • NEW! Instrument and global settings can be changed within the Meter, Polymeter and Step Sequencer windows
  • NEW! Colour table editor for customising the colours used for the visual beat indicator
  • NEW! Option to prevent the screen saver from running or the system going to sleep while the metronome is running
  • NEW! Preset filtering, enabling preset display by type
  • Display can be switched to fullscreen mode, allowing for easy viewing of the beat from across the room
  • User selectable colour and size for the icon used to display each instrument
  • Support for displaying the current beat number
  • Microsoft's Wavetable Synth or user supplied 16 bit 44.1kHz .wav files can be used as the sound source
  • Tap tempo button along with the full keyboard interface mean the tempo can be instantly set to the exact value required
  • Settings can be saved as a presets for instant recall
  • Presets can readily be exchanged. It's easy to swap ideas with friends, or pass presets onto students to practice with for a week.
  • Comes with a Preset Converter application to convert your Metronome EXP presets to the Pro format
  • The language used for the interface can be changed using a simple text file
  • Requires no installation, and makes absolutely no changes to your system
  • Can be set to automatically check for and download updates
  • Can be run from a USB flash drive, allowing you to take your settings with you anywhere
Softpedia Easily create complex music patterns from one click to drum beats with the help of this streamlined yet highly competent application... A plain looking but powerful modern reinterpretation of a metronome. Read the full review
FeatureMetronome EXPMetronome EXP Pro
Ultra high precision timing engine
Support for a huge range of standard and irregular time signatures
Meter window for fast time signature creation with unlimited accent placement
Sophisticated beat subdivision capabilities
Polymeter window for quick creation of an unlimited range of polymeters
Meter series window for creating up to 6 meters to be played in sequence
Step sequencer for the creation of drum patterns
Step sequencer will play user defined chord sequences with bass lines
Chord sequence can be transposed programmatically, either through the cycle of fifths or a user defined number of semitones
User definable chord shortcut keys for making chord sequence creation effortless
Full screen mode
Large visual beat indicator
Customisable colours for visual beat indication
Displays the current beat number while playing
Speed trainer with linear and logarithmic modes of operation
Random and "Ebb and Flow" speed trainer modes
Speed trainer displays how much time is left in the current stage
User definable number of steps for the Speed Trainer warm down
Preset creation
Presets can be filtered by type
Support for preset exchange
User selectable instruments for playback
Instrument settings can be changed from within the Meter, Polymeter and Sequencer windows.
Support for .wav file playback
Support for selecting the hardware devices used for sound output
Automatically check for, download and install updates
The language used for the interface can be changed using a simple text file
Requires no installation, and makes absolutely no changes to your system
Can be run from a USB flash drive. The software can be used anywhere a computer is available
PriceFree$12

Metronome EXP Pro runs on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or later.

Metronome EXP Pro will not run on Windows 95, 98, Me or 2000.

Demo Restrictions

  • The demo will only play for 2 minutes before stopping. Clicking the Start button will restart the Metronome
  • No settings can be saved. Everything is reset when the application is shut down
  • The demo comes with 10 built in presets to give an indication of the capabilities of Metronome EXP Pro. These can be altered while the application is running. However any changes made will be lost when the application is shut down.
  • No new presets can be saved

Current Version

1.0.1.1 - Release Date: 3 October 2016

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Installation

The demo requires no installation, and makes absolutely no changes to your system. Simply unpack the zip file and run.

Please note that both the demo and full version of Metronome EXP Pro will not run on Windows 95, 98, Me or 2000.

Download

Metronome EXP Pro Demo (2.26 mb - includes manual)

Metronome EXP Pro PDF manual (2.07 mb)