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Old 02-02-2013, 06:09 PM
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Default Metronome Volume

I bought a cheep electric metronome, It broke...

My roommate gave me his old one. It has 2 different click sounds to choose from. I use that one with my "Stick Control" book. Works great.

I down loaded a metronome app on my smart phone to use at my kit, didn't work to well. The pitch is to high and hurts my ears while playing. (The volume needed to hear over my kit). So I trash it.

I took the metronome I use on my "Stick Control" book but can't hear it. It has a Red light on the top but I seem to stay focused on the light.

I'd like to find a good one that I can plug into my earplugs that I can hear without it hurting my ears...

Any suggestion's
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:02 PM
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I'd suggest using an app or a simple hardware metronome/rhythm-box to generate sound that are more pleasing to your ears: cowbell, rim click, snare, kick, and sometimes programming a simple pattern is easier to deal with than a sterile click.

A flashing light is a little counterproductive, as you're always fighting to land on the flash, but you don't know when it's coming. You spend more time constantly adjusting than you do gaining a sense of smooth timing. If you want a visual 'nome, get something with a moving pointer or moving lights that will let you know where the beat lands, a la a conductor. You can see the beat coming and can more easily adapt to the tempo.

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:55 PM
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Thank you will look into your suggestion. I'll let you know my results.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:55 PM
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I use 'polynome' on my iPhone, you can choose from about 20 different click noises.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:59 PM
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Try out my Bounce Metronome, with the bounces you know exactly when the beat is coming, like following a conductor. The visual bounce is precise enough so you can play in time to within a millisecond or so just following the bounce.

So you can switch off the sound and follow it purely visually. If you need sound as well, it plays its notes via midi so you can route the notes to play on Drum Core or Studio Drummer or whatever you want.

It's for Windows only though.

bouncemetronome.com

When you use metronome click sounds, you might find it helps to listen out for the merge, when your tap and the metronome sounds like one sound, rather than listen out for the metronome as something separate. That way the metronome doesn't have to be quite so loud, and can be a click sound rather than the beep type sounds (harder to follow so precisely), and your timing is more precise as well.

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Old 02-22-2013, 05:32 PM
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I use a free app called Mobile Metronome, it has several sounds to chose from
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:14 PM
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I use one of these. Pretty cheap with lots of choices in rhythms.
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