5. Settings

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Settings from top to bottom are:

[1] Tone: 13 different tones including human voice are supported, which brings you more customizations to your practice.

[2] Beat Block: As discussed in the Chapter 2, the beat block switch button is used to enable/disable Beat Block display on the Status Screen.

[3] Visual Block:Visual Block is designed to provide better visual feedbacks to users. There are 3 kinds of color modes + pendulum in Visual Block settings.

Color Mode 1: Highlight all kinds of accent

Color Mode 2: Only Highlight downbeat

Color Mode 3: Highlight both downbeat and sub-downbeat

Pendulum Mode: Change the color block into pendulum block to simulate traditional pendulum.

[4] Tempo Calculation

(a) In classical music, BPM does not affected by note.

For example: "BPM = 120, Time Signature = 4/4" will be as the same speed as "BPM = 120, Time Signature 2/2". Because the BPM of the former one is calculated by 1/4 note, the latter one is calculated by 1/2 note. That is to say, the former one means: there will be 120 beat per minute, and one beat equals 1/4 note. The latter one means: there will be 120 beat per minute, and one beat equals 1/2 note.

(b) While in modern electronic music, note can be digitalized and BPM is calculated by 1/4 note by default.

For example:

"BPM = 120, Time Signature = 4/4" will be as twice faster as "BPM = 120, Time Signature 2/2", because both of them are calculated by 1/4 note. In other words, there will be 120 beats per minute, and one beat equals to 1/4 note. So the 2/2 will be twice slower than 4/4 note.

When you selected BPM, the tempo will be calculated in traditional way which is discussed in (a). However, when “Quarter Note per Minute” is selected, tempo will be calculated in the modern (b) way, which means BPM is calculated by 1/4 note.

[5] Rhythm Trainer: One of the most important reasons of using Metronome is to help beginners to develop a steady sense of beat. This is rather important when there is no reference. Pro Metronome supports Rhythm Trainer function to help everyone develop a steady sense of beat easily.

Switch on the Rhythm Trainer function, you can set the metronome to play for some bars and mute for some other bars. Take the image for example, metronome will be muted on every other bar. Continue to play when metronome is muted. After hundreds of times playing, you will finally get your sense of beat.

[6] Flash LED: Flash the LED on the first beat of each bar (Only available for iPhone and iPod Touch). It would be very useful for cooperation in the band: the flash LED will provide reference beat to get every member syncronized.

[7] Flash the Screen: This function will provide more obvious visual feedbacks when practicing.

[8] Vibrate (Only available for iPhone): Vibrate on the first beat of each bar will make you feel the beats.

[9] Sound Effect: Open/Close this switch button will enable/disable the sound effect when press buttons.

[10] Mute Reminder: A reminder will pop up when your device is in mute state. However, it is also allowed to turn off the mute reminder.

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