PolyNome: by PolyNome Ltd (Universal)
Released: Dec 16, 2011
Version: 2.3.4
Size: 59 MB
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PolyNome is so much more than a metronome! It is the premiere musician’s tool that helps you practice, create, and innovate. Created by a working musician, PolyNome gives you all the tools you need for practice and gigging situations.

Please note that some features are part of an in-app update (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

In-app update to Pro enables:
• 150+ more sounds, including Bass and Keys

• Add Presets to a Playlist for super quick access to your favourite clicks
• Join presets together to create songs/clicks with multiple tempos or time signatures
• Create practice routines with audible alerts when each new exercise starts
• Auto tempo change in Playlists for practice routines. Very powerful
• Tempo Boundaries allow you to automatically increase/decrease bpm between set tempos
• Use playlists to create a setlist. 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

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 2.3.4
What's new... (check the Help file for details)
- Would you prefer PolyNome to always launch to the Default Preset? That's a new option in the Preferences menu.
- Long press any Preset/Playlist/Playlist Manager row to enter edit mode.
- Long press the "Labels" button to quickly change the labels for selected Presets/Playlists
- Double tap a row in Playlist Manager to quickly load the Playlist.
- All time pickers now include an "hour" selector and go up to 23h 59m 59s
- When using Auto Advance and Stop in a Playlist (for example, when counting off songs for a band) the Eye Notes for the played item will remain on screen. This means you can use them to write the song structure and you'll be able to view them once you've started playing.
- When Playlist Eye Notes are set to full screen the title of the song is put at the top of the note, and the loaded item is shown at the bottom of the screen.
- New Metric Modulation option in Playlist Actions menu (under Tempo Options). Search for "metric modulation" in the Help menu to learn how to use it.
- The Rate PolyNome link now works properly. Positive reviews much appreciated!

Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ PolyNome: is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • ➜ PolyNome: is currently ranked #197 in paid Music apps for iPad.
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