With the launch of BandLab 10.0 earlier this year, we’re constantly striving to break down barriers and build products that you can integrate into your creative journey. These lego blocks of music-making include our newest instrument Sampler, along with our Subscriptions feature. In line with this vision, we’ve recently launched our very own BandLab Metronome – your pocket practice tool for musical precision on the go.

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What is a metronome?

A metronome is a device that produces an audible click or sound at a regular interval of time, helping you keep a consistent timing and tempo. Each click marks a musical interval, which you can set to a specific number of beats-per-minute (BPM).

A brief history

The actual origin of the metronome dates back to centuries past, but in 1815, German inventor Johann Maelzel patented his mechanical, wind-up metronome as a tool specifically for musicians. These were big and clunky, but thankfully, they were improved upon in the 20th century to become the electronic and software metronomes that we see today.

The BandLab Metronome

To serve you better, we knew that we had to make this tool even more accessible during your music-making process. What better than a simple, beautiful, and lightweight practice tool that you can use anytime, anywhere? All you need is your phone and you’re good to go. With our Metronome, you can:

  • Say goodbye to toggling between apps. Quickly open Metronome within the BandLab app. 
  • Set the BPM and begin playback. Fast.
  • Set your own tempo. Just tap!
  • Add or remove beats and subdivisions 
  • Change how you want it to sound. Clicks are overrated.
  • Create any rhythmic pattern

Whether you’re a seasoned musician who isn’t happy with the metronome apps out there or a beginner who wants a quick and simple way to start practicing – this is the last metronome you’ll ever need. It’s about time.

Have a BandLab account? Try it here or scan this QR code to open it on the BandLab app.

Note: We’re currently working on more exciting feature upgrades to make your music-making experience even more seamless. Watch this space!

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