I created MetronomeBot in 2009 to provide students and musicians with affordable talking metronomes, as well as reliable clicking and subdividing metronomes. MetronomeBot uses Flash Player to operate, but unlike many online metronomes, it does not use Flash to actually create the sounds. MetronomeBot is essentially a click track device that plays recorded audio files. The files were created using MOTU’s Digital Performer, and the result is that the metronome is steady and consistent.
The only problem with using Flash for online metronomes is that you cannot use them on iPhones or most portable devices. I resolved this problem by creating the interactive online click track metronome for iPhone. It too is a click track player, and it functions in a similar way to the other MetronomeBots, but it does not use Flash Player. The only disadvantage is that each click track lasts 9 minutes. If you want to practice longer than that at one tempo, you can push the play button again, or download the file to iTunes and loop it.
All of the metronome tracks were created very carefully to ensure that they produce a steady tempo. Also, I made sure to use sounds that are clear and as loud as possible without distorting. A metronome doesn’t help much if you can’t hear it! Other software that was used to create the sounds includes Battery 3 and Vokator by Native Instruments, Guru by FXPansion, and MX4 by MOTU.
Mp3 files of the tracks are also available for sale if you would like to use your iPod, iPhone, or mp3 player as a metronome.
I hope that you find MetronomeBot to be useful.