PolyNome: by PolyNome Ltd (Universal)
Released: Dec 16, 2011
Version: 2.3.6
Size: 63 MB
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PolyNome Ltd
PolyNome gives you all the tools you need for practice, teaching, rhythm composing, and live performance.
The free Public Library provides hundreds of user-created Presets and practice routines to inspire you.

Please note: PolyNome Pro (also available on the App Store) is the exact same app, but with the Pro features already enabled. This version of the app requires an in-app purchase if you wish to enable the Pro Features (see below for details)

• Practice with full drum grooves instead of a boring click!
• Download new Presets and Playlists from the Public Library!
• Share Presets/Playlists with friends/students (a great tool for music teachers)
• Create and print setlists and use it to count off songs.
• Watch the built in tutorial videos to learn how to become a power user.

• Faders for 16th notes, triplets
• Super fast tempo entry and Tap Tempo
• Haptic pulse (on supported devices)
• 2 fully programmable metronomes (any rhythm, sound, accent combinations)
• Program ANY rhythm from a simple click to a full groove (per metronome)
• Save your work as Presets
• Sorting, searching, and labelling helps keep your library tidy
• Variable swing setting
• Any time signature
• Auto stop with rep counter
• Countdown timer with alarm
• Practice Events are logged. You can add notes to your events
• Subdivisions from whole note to 32nd notes with EVERYTHING in between
• Smart Volume mixer (4 channels, control of 8 assigned sounds)
• Audiobus compatible
• AirTurn bluetooth pedal compatible

PRO FEATURES (available with in-app update)
• 150+ more sounds, including Bass and Keys

• Create band setlists with count-offs and song notes
• If you enter the lengths of the songs, PolyNome calculates the set length as you add them!
• Email or AirPrint perfectly formatted band set-lists right from PolyNome
• Create songs/clicks with multiple tempos or time signatures
• Create a "Cue Track" by turning on Auto Announce. This will announce each new item when it starts (or 1 bar before if you prefer)
• Create practice routines
• Auto tempo change options for creating quick warm-up/cool-down routines
• Tempo Boundaries allow you to automatically increase/decrease bpm between set tempos

Voice Counting
• Advanced voice counting helps you when working on odd-time signatures
• Subdivision counting for 16th notes, triplets, or 8th notes

Practice Log
• PolyNome logs each preset you play, how long you played it for, and the tempo at which you played it
• View statistics and graphs showing you what you need to work on the most
• Add notes to the Daily Practice Log to help you remember how a practice session went

Random Muting
• Test your timing with random muting of notes or bars

PolyNome is used by the world's top musicians including Peter Erskine, Virgil Donati, Chris Coleman, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Will Lee.

What people are saying about PolyNome:
Peter Erskine (Steely Dan, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Kate Bush):
“PolyNome is great for teaching, practicing and rehearsing. Tempo input by way of the number pad is a terrific feature, and the subdivision possibilities are endless. Plus, this is the only metronome I’ve used that you can actually LEARN from. Simple and brilliant: simply brilliant.”

Will Lee says...
"Wow! Polynome is a brilliant tool for drummers and any musician! It allows you to understand precisely what subdivisions among bars of time feel like, teaches you the drum rudiments, and so much more. I love "time check" where it'll leave bars of silence in between bars of click to see if your groove stays in time. One of the best apps for your toolkit!"

What's new in version 2.3.6
I'm excited to release this update. It includes massive improvements to the Practice Log, including the ability to set Goals! It also includes under-the-hood speed and battery improvements.

I'm always striving to make PolyNome the best music tool on the App Store.

If you like PolyNome, please take a minute to leave a review. It's a huge help!

If you have questions, problems, or just want to reach out, you can contact me through the Help page in the app, or via polynome.net

Thank you,


You can jump to the Practice Log for a specific Preset or Playlist by tapping the new Practice Log button on the right of each item.
If you have a goal set, the button will be orange.
(You can tap the "Labels" button and filter on the bar chart label to see only Presets that have goals set.)

You can now add and edit Practice Events within the Practice Log:
- swipe to the furthest right screen and tap the + button to add an event for the current Preset.
- to edit an event, tap and hold it, or tap the Edit button and select the event you want to edit.

You can now set Goals for Presets, Playlists, and even Labels.

You set goals on the Practice Log page. Tap where it says "vs Previous Period ▼" and choose "Set a Goal"

- specify how long you want to practice each day/week/month for an open goal.
- enter a target time (eg. 100 hours) and a deadline date, and you'll see how much practice you need to do today in order to hit your target.
- enter a target tempo and deadline date and you'll see the bpm increase you need to hit each day.

Use the Daily Journal to make general notes about your practice session, or to plan what you want to work on in the future.
Access it from the menu, or from the Practice Event Editor (tap the left of the 3 buttons under Play to toggle the Practice Event Editor).

A calendar view shows you which days you have journal entries for. Tap an empty date to add an entry for that date.

A new star label has been added for convenience.

To add a label to a Preset:
- Select the Preset, then tap and hold the "Labels" button. Select the labels you want to add.
- Enter multi-select mode with the button in the top right. Select the Presets you want to add labels to. Tap the Change Labels button.

To filter on a label:
- Tap the "Labels" button and choose the label you want to filter on.

When you're filtering on a Label you can arrange Presets or Playlists to allow you to work on them in order.
- Tap the multi-select button (top right)
- Select the Presets/Playlists in the order you want to work on them.
- Tap the Actions button and choose Arrange

Once you've worked on a Preset/Playlist, it will be moved to the bottom of the list.

- Meditation Bell added as an alternative timer sound (good for practicing meditation). You can choose the sound when setting a timer that has the alarm switch ON. You'll see a "bell" button appear - tap it to select your preferred sound.

- Pause button appears when playing.

- Ability to export Practice Events since a specified date. This speeds things up when copying between devices if you have a lot of practice events.

- bugs with timer
- issue where inc/dec set to "standard" was not remembered
- other known bugs

Please get in touch via the Help page if you find any bugs. I'll squash them as soon as I can!
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ PolyNome: is a highly rated app (5-star).
  • ➜ PolyNome: is currently ranked #175 in paid Music apps for iPhone.
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