metronome/is yours the best?

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  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    I really don't like juggling with the pendulum type metronomes. I'm told the Seiko sq 70 is good, and loud. Can you TM cats & chicks tell me about your favorite metronome?
     
  2. tpter1

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    Dr. Beat DB88. Loud. Multiple voices (3), incliding a "Richard Simmons" (so named by a student), measure length from 1 beat per bar to 8 beats per bar, adjustable subdivisions and bar accents, asymmetric bar lengths, loop, tune, tap function (I can tap a tempo and it indicates it), programmable memory up to 6 settings for both metronome and tuning. Toothbrush not included.
     
  3. Thermos

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  4. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    I got the best!!...............................for me.

    Dr. Beat has them all beat.

    Dr. Beat DB-12 is what I have but then there is the model farther up on the line, DB-88.

    Check it out:

    http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/products/en/DB-88/

    Liad Bar-EL
     
  5. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Thermos,

    That metronome doubletimes everything which is fine as long as you know that.

    ML
     
  6. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    I just tried the online metronome Thermos suggested. Online latency seems to be an issue (at least on this computer, anyway). It would not maintain a steady pulse for me.
     
  7. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I designed my own with a couple of integrated circuits. Important was a loud beeper so that we could use it for ensemble work. I looked all over for a finished product-they were all to quiet and I didn't want to have to take active speakers with me.
    For my own personal practice, I have a program loaded on my Palm Treo (Metro Pro Version 0.4.0) that does a great job.
     
  8. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    So far the choices are juggling with the pendulum type metronomes which as I recall you need a level place to put them in order for them to work properly and to carry them around require another bag in your hands besides your trumpet, mutes, music stand, music, lunch, stereo tape/radio/CD player on your shoulder fully loaded with 8 – 10 C batteries for background music while you are playing.

    The other choice is to have all of the above minus the "juggling pendulum type metronome" in a bag and in its place you have a computer with 19" screen with tubes (less costly) with a portable generator on wheels for electricity or a fully charged lap top strapped to your breaking back while walking with your buckling knees.

    The other choice is to have none of the above but only a Boss Co. Dr. Beat metronome tucked in your shirt pocket with or without headphones to listen to that beat and if you do not want to carry it during use, there is a hole to fill with a pencil/pen to prop it up.

    Liad
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Or a freeware programm for your cell phone - then you don't need to take ANY extra unit or battery!
     
  10. Liad Bar-EL

    Liad Bar-EL Forte User

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    Good one.

    We'll go together and you carry the cell phone.:D

    Liad
     

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