Drumstick Metronome is a MIDI based metronome using the ALSA sequencer. It’s intended for musicians and music students, as a tool to keep the rhythm while playing musical instruments. It uses MIDI for sound generation instead of digital audio, allowing low CPU usage and very accurate timing, thanks to the ALSA sequencer.
Easy to use graphic user interface.
MIDI only. Can be used with software or external MIDI synthesizers.
Based on ALSA sequencer. Provides input and output ports
Free open source GPL metronome (a “branch” of “Weird Metronome“) for Windows, Windows Mobile, & Pocket PC. Uses user-definable multi-voice WAV or MIDI (PC only) sounds for the beats. Has a blinker & allows user defined bpm & fine measure control.
Accurate metronome sound! No skips or variation in audio output!
Custom rhythm patterns: use it as a (very basic) drum machine
User definable beats per minute
Set measure to any length, with emphasis on any beat(s)
Over 40 MIDI voices, optionally available as WAV samples
Up to nine simultaneous voices per beat
Add your own WAV samples to use whatever sounds you like
Highly customizable parameters
Define HotKeys to perform functions such as increase tempo
Set the Maximum & minimum tempo available via the tempo slider