Metronome

Metronome

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  1. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    I thought up a nifty idea for a menu bar app earlier tonight, and immediately designed how I imagined the interface.

    Simply put, the idea was a menu bar app that could count the BPM of any music playing. The display here shows the BPM, bar count, and active/inactive beats, as well as a “recount” button for off readings, and a tap zone to let the user input a beat.

    9 months ago

  2. Ari Ari

    This is quite nice. I'm not sure folks will understand what the blank blue button means, though.

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    9 months ago

  3. Matias Gallipoli Matias Gallipoli

    Great idea and execution

    9 months ago

  4. Jonathan Ogden Jonathan Ogden

    I want this! Would be super useful for me. I'd also like to find a nice app that could work out the BPM of my iTunes library so I can make a running playlist of tracks that are the right BPM. But anyway, that's a separate thing. This looks ace! Make it and I will give you money coins.

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    9 months ago

  5. Bruno Marinho Bruno Marinho

    Quick and fast execution. I like it. I think it will be hard to get the time signature. And actually not so useful since some songs have different time signatures on different parts ;)

    9 months ago

  6. Seb Jachec Seb Jachec

    Looks simple, but very nice and useful. I'm not sure the user would immediately recognise the tap button, though.

    You'll be pleased to hear it's possible to get iTunes track BPM data from code, by the way.

    9 months ago

  7. Matthew Kosloski Matthew Kosloski

    What's BPM? lol

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    9 months ago

  8. PJ Macklin PJ Macklin

    Interesting idea. I have a similar concept in an app I design for (soundslice.com). I would definitely be more explicit that the blue button is for tapping, but we have found that type of thing is best handled by keyboard shortcuts (we use T and Y so that two fingers can be used in case the song is really fast.)

    Looks nice!

    9 months ago

  9. Cyrus Henderson Cyrus Henderson

    Clean

    9 months ago

  10. Jonathan Shariat Jonathan Shariat

    Why not combine the recount button with the blue? It would start recounting on the first hit.

    PS. I feel so cool for hearing about this first from your tweet earlier

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    9 months ago

  11. Ryhan Hassan Ryhan Hassan

    Isn't the goal of tracking BPM to find other songs with a similar BPM? If so, I imagine it would be more helpful to design a music player that tracked BPM, as opposed to a menubar app.

    9 months ago

  12. Louis Bullock Louis Bullock

    Perhaps chuck a down arrow on a spacebar shaped rectangle as an icon for the recount button, so people know to tap their spacebar in time :)

    Awesome concept, would be rad to have in the toolbar :)

    9 months ago

  13. Jon Gold Jon Gold

    looks great - are you going to make it?

    9 months ago

  14. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Ari Are you worried because you're a UI designer though? I've used BPM apps before, and I immediately understood from the thumbnail.

    9 months ago

  15. Ari Ari

    @Louie Mantia The button just seems strange without a label, in the context of a menu bar app. I'm sure musicians will figure it out.

    9 months ago

  16. Dennis P Kramer Dennis P Kramer

    You should call it "Fakeblock"

    9 months ago

  17. Louie Mantia Louie Mantia

    @Ari I still standby my original thinking... You see it as odd because you're a UI designer. I suspect you're being overly cautious.

    9 months ago

  18. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    @Louie Mantia @Ari it is designed for musicians, and it’s not an unusual paradigm. A few other music apps with BPM functionality have the same solution. A label that disappears after the first hit could work for those unfamiliar with it.

    9 months ago

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