DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussion forum for all drum related topics. Use this forum to exchange ideas and information with your fellow drummers.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:02 AM
Zodiac_drummer Zodiac_drummer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Calgary,AB
Posts: 30
Default Recommend a metronome

I have a great metronome in my roland electric kit, but I won't a great metronome for my acoustic. I want something that I don't have to use the headphones with. Doesn't have to blast my ears off, but something I can hear when playing at quiet to moderate volumes without cymbals. I heard KORG makes a good one, but I can't track down the model name.

Anyone?
__________________


"Without drums, life would be a mistake" - Socrates
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2012, 05:10 AM
topgun2021's Avatar
topgun2021 topgun2021 is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: , Minneapolis Area, Minnesota
Posts: 1,218
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

Tama Rhythm Watch is a good one
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:37 AM
audiotech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

What is your budget?

Dennis
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:56 AM
bryanmurr's Avatar
bryanmurr bryanmurr is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 152
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

I love the tama one. But I'm not sure about it being loud enough. I run mine through head phones.
__________________
Its a drum and its a fish
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2012, 07:36 AM
larryace's Avatar
larryace larryace is online now
"Uncle Larry"
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In beautiful Bucks County, PA
Posts: 21,121
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

What's the lowest bpm? Does it increase by 1 bpm or more?
My met...the lowest setting is 40 and it goes up by 2 bpm.
I'd like a met that goes lower than 40...preferably to 1, and also that I can set to say 83 bpm for instance.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2012, 07:50 AM
topgun2021's Avatar
topgun2021 topgun2021 is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: , Minneapolis Area, Minnesota
Posts: 1,218
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

The Tama one can increase by increments of 1.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2012, 10:53 AM
cp84 cp84 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: manchester, uk
Posts: 201
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

I have the korg beatlab. its really really good. it goes down to 8bpm if you're crazy enough :)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Pollyanna's Avatar
Pollyanna Pollyanna is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cyberspace, Sydney connection
Posts: 9,971
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

Quote:
Originally Posted by larryace View Post
What's the lowest bpm? Does it increase by 1 bpm or more?
My met...the lowest setting is 40 and it goes up by 2 bpm.
I'd like a met that goes lower than 40...preferably to 1, and also that I can set to say 83 bpm for instance.
The Boss nomes are most popular with pros here - they go below 40 and the high end ones are feature-rich.

I have a Korg MA 30, a few years old now, less expensive than the equivalent Bosses.

Min tempo 40bpm and shifts by 1 bpm. Very compact, a similar size to an iPhone. Love the tap tempo feature, which I guess is now standard. Haven't had to replace the batteries yet and it's done more hours than the recommended battery life.

Things I'd like:

- to go down to 30bpm
- fast scroll in 5 or 10bpm increments instead of 20
- ability to blank out every second bar or two bars out of four.
__________________
.
Polly's rhythms
.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-09-2012, 12:38 PM
aaajn's Avatar
aaajn aaajn is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 545
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

I had always looked at the metronome as an unwelcome party guest until somebody pointed out that he was bringing the good stuff. Then I got better.....

I have the Tama Rhythm watch and a little Korg. Then somebody told me about an iPhone app. It is really good. Not sure if you have electronic gadgets around but I was surprised. I have an iPad app too. My iPhone is on its way out.

Has more features than I know what to do with, I can carry it in a pocket and play through ear buds.
__________________
"I said, "I'm crazy ma, help me." She said, "I know how it feels son, 'Cause it runs in the family."
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-09-2012, 01:30 PM
audiotech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

I own a Boss DB90 which I have set up to be mixed with the music source that I'm listening to, if need be. I also have a small Korg MA30 unit that's very small and portable. I don't know if you would be able to hear the Korg without headphones or other amplification.

Dennis

Last edited by audiotech; 04-09-2012 at 01:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-09-2012, 01:36 PM
choki choki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 193
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

I used to have a Yamaha Clickstation, and it worked pretty well, at least until it stopped working. Now I just use an iPhone app called "Tempo". It does the job just fine.
__________________
www.hesthedrummer.com
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-09-2012, 02:27 PM
flowingwave flowingwave is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 48
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

I have developed an android app, that has the inverse functionality of a metronome.
You play, and it gives you feedback on how fast you are. Might be interesting for you?

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ch.liveBPMdemo
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-09-2012, 03:46 PM
BigDinSD's Avatar
BigDinSD BigDinSD is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,258
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

Quote:
Originally Posted by topgun2021 View Post
Tama Rhythm Watch is a good one
Very versatile. Good volume. Numerous beat combo's. Increase/Decrease in increments of 1. Memory thingy so you can create your own tempo.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bryanmurr View Post
I love the tama one. But I'm not sure about it being loud enough. I run mine through head phones.
If you're smacking the drums hard, it's gonna be hard to hear anything else. It's pretty loud though, IMO. You can pound at a medium level and still hear it. Solid purchase.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-09-2012, 06:25 PM
Big_Al47's Avatar
Big_Al47 Big_Al47 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 223
Default Re: Recommend a metronome

If my old Sabine zipbeat ever breaks or gets lost, I will be getting a Tama Rhythm Watch for sure
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com