Robert Inventor announces Bounce Metronome Pro 4.1 for Windows
OXFORD, U.K. (MuseWire) – Version 4.1 of Bounce Metronome Pro – the metronome with the precise Gravity Bounce Conductor. To practice swing, polyrhythms and mixed meters with mixed note types, almost any rhythm. This metronome with its gravity bounce conductor can show you any rhythm precisely. You can use it to work with tricky rhythms such as swing, polyrhythms, mixed meters etc because the crisp conducting visuals help you play every note exactly in time. Range of rhythms available is vast.
Version 4.1 of Bounce Metronome Pro adds several new metronomes. Includes polyrhythms with mixed note types such as 4/4 over 4/3, additive mixed meters 4/4 + 7/8 etc. Other new features including Go Silent Briefly, Custom Conducting Patterns, Instruments for individual beats and beat boxing, Flamenco Clock, Drum Rudiments, etc etc.
With it’s crisp and precise Gravity Bounce Conductor visuals, it’s like having your own conductor to help you learn even the most tricky rhythms and to help you keep time.
NEW SINCE VERSION 3.2
POLYRHYTHMS WITH MIXED NOTE TYPES
This plays rhythms like 4/4 over 4/3 – it’s like a 4 over 3 polyrhythm but you count 4/4 in both parts – so the 4/3 though it has three beats to the measure of the 4/4 rhythm, is played with emphasis every four beats, so has a measure that is a third longer than the 4/4.
FLAMENCO COMPAS “CLOCK”
Plays the 12 beat pattern – basically a 6/8 alternating with 3/4 – which is needed for practice of many Flamenco rhythms, shown with the 12 at the top for first beat and in clock like format as the balls bouncing inside the clock to show the beats.
MIXED METERS WITH MIXED NOTE TYPES
This lets you play rhythms like 4/4 + 7/8 or 2/4 + 3/8.
The Conducting patterns window lets you set your own custom conducting patterns – there I just mean the order of the beats such as 3 1 4 2 – doesn’t yet let you rrecord a conducting pattern e.g. with mouse or video and play it back.
The Label Beats lets you label individual beats as you like, including a beat boxing feature and an option to auto convert beat boxing syllables to corresponding non melodic percussion instrument sounds that get played on the same beat.
OTHER NEW FEATURES SINCE 3.2
Up / Down arrow key cycles through list of tempi (and optionally time signatures) you set for it. You can also cycle through time signatures at the same time as you change tempo – e.g. 80 bpm in 4/4 then 30 bpm in 3/4 with 2 subdivsions then 120 in 6/8 or whatever.
Go Silent Briefly – The idea here is that you continue to play when the sound stops. Then when the sound comes back again, aim to be exactly in time with the metronome, or as close as you can get to it.
One reason to do this is to help you to learn to keep a steady tempo without a metronome. You can also use it when you learn tricky rhythms e.g. polyrhythms etc, to see if you can keep them going during the measures when the metronome is silent.
Option to select separate instruments for each beat in the rhythm:
New features for the Gradually Changing Tempo – you can now do a stepping progression. E.g. suppose you have set it to gradually increase in tempo by 2 bpm over a period of time, then gradually drop down again by 1 BPM. Now you can also set it to repeat that endlesesly as e.g. 100 102 101 103 102 104 … Then you can set a maximum tempo to stop the stepping progression at, and also set what happens when the progression ends.
You can now export the animations with sound.
More information: http://www.bouncemetronome.com/ .