Guitar Player Magazine says: "This ingenious super metronome was developed by funky-as-hell Sco sideman Avi Bortnick. It will leave out beats randomly to force you to strengthen your own inner time-keeping muscles, and it has other cool features for odd meters, drum machine-style patterns, and more... this is an awesome learning, grooving, solidifying tool."
Strengthen your inner sense of rhythm! Time Guru is the only metronome with the ability to mute its sound at random, in sequenced patterns, or both, so that you can assess whether you tend to rush or drag or loose your place with odd meters. Time Guru can periodically leave you on your own so that you strengthen your own internal sense of time, rather than relying on the constant, rigid, external time keeping of a metronome. It's like training wheels that sometimes come up off the ground.
Time Guru also features:
-the ability to play in different time signatures or sequences of time signatures
-create rhythmic drum-machine like patterns
-save presets for tempo, meter, sound and muting-
-35 loud sound sets;
-Human or robot voice counting in English, Chinese, French, German or Russian - great for teaching!
-tap tempo (5 to 300 BPM range)
-super accurate, rock-solid timing via a customized audio engine.
And of course it can function as a normal metronome.
NoTreble.com says: "I love the aesthetic and layout of Time Guru. It’s very simple and elegant. Time Guru also offers ability to set randomness of your subdivisions (great for testing your internal clock)….There is one thing that Time Guru does that I absolutely love, and for which, this app will always live on my iPhone – at the top of the screen, you will see a series of numbers (1-7). When you press a number, it is set first in a sequence and you can choose a subdivision that will then repeat that number of times (or set it to rest that number of times). Sound confusing? It isn’t, because the layout is so simple. Every time you press a new number, it is set next in the sequence and you choose your continue to choose your subdivisions."
The applications Time Guru Metronome was published
in the category Music on 2011-03-17 and
was developed by Decibel Consulting/Avi Bortnick.
The file size is 19.76 MB.
The current version is 4.5.3 and works well on
10.0 and high ios versions.
-improved German voice count
-same new swipe down to delete gesture
there does not appear to be a simple explanation anywhere on line on how to use this thing. So its useless and very FRUSTRATING. I was trying to combine repetitive triplet/sixteenth notes and for the life of me... uggghhhh!!!! Still struggling with this — I never use it as its hard to clear
Being able to easily input rests and any combination of best groupings make this a must have app. Also, the random mute feature is great when you really want to test yourself and see how well you are internalizing the beat!
This metronome has a few features that no other metronome provides, namely the random muting and being able to create any rhythm. A few features that I would like to see in future updates are: 1. The ability to rearrange the rhythms created in the meter select area. Currently, if there are multiple meters selected and I want to change the order, I have to delete them and start again. I would like to be able to drag one meter and place it somewhere else in the line up. 2. A menu for different rhythmic units. Instead of having to cycle through in decreasing order of duration, I would prefer to open a menu with all available note values to save time when trying to select the right value. 3. 32nd notes! Currently, the shortest note value is the 16th septuplet. It would be nice to just add one more value and get the 32nd note. 4. More control over the sounds of strong and weak beats. Currently, there are a lot of options for different timbres, but there is no way to change the sound of beats 1 and 2, for example. Hopefully the developers will be able to continue the innovation that this metronome has already demonstrated.
This is a great tool for all musicians, get it and get to work!
I find this very useful for practicing musical pieces, and learning how to keep a steady tempo. I also use this app for paced breathing exercises to help improve my heart rate variability.
A serious metronome, including really intuitive compound meters, written by a serious musician for other serious musicians. Thanks so much!
Thanks to whoever designed this! I’ve never rated or reviewed an app but want to highly recommend this as a great tool. Really well designed and more flexible than most metronome apps that are hemmed in by the concept of meter.
If you want to work on your time, this is the app for you. I use it every time I practice.
Very confusing, too complicated, and not intuitive.
Good app, but it needs to be able to get louder. It’s hard to hear when playing trumpet.
I mainly use it for its random mute feature. Changing to a swipe down gesture to delete time signatures confused me though!
Reliable app that I've been using 5 days a week in guitar lessons since 2012.
I'm addicted to this app. Never practice without it anymore and my sense of groove and timing has improved immensely. Very intuitive and quick to get a session going
I really feel this app should fee until they iron out the bugs.. it wigs out when other sounds/msgs are generated by iOS and you have to restart it. Also, it ain't very intuitive.
As a basic metronome this is sharply designed with a very good range of sounds. It is also a sophisticated device for training rhythm skills with some unique features such as mutable beats and measures, random muting and the ability to vary the beat length from minims to semi-quavers, including dotted crotchets and single, triplet quavers. What's not to like? :)
Great metronome that is worth every cent.
Awesome easy to use metronome app.
It's a well designed metronome. Very customisable. Gradual mute is a great feature. 100% worth the price
...it drains my iPhone battery really quickly.
Nice sounds, an easy to use! Took me a moment to understand how to use the meter interface, but once I got it I've realised how flexible it makes this metronome! And that radome mute thing is just genius, thanks for the work ! Great app
This is my go to metronome. Easy to adjust and tap in tempo. Dropped beats is a cool feature, great for strengthening internal time sense. Easy controls. Love it.
This is the exact tool I've been needing for years. Thank you!!
I'd love to see 2 eighth notes per beat as an option in the 3rd row, or 4 16th notes. It's a pretty cool app though :)
Avi got it right! An incredible guitarist (from John Scofield's band) has come up with one of the most expansive and innovative practice tools yet! Get this and you'll never need another metronome ever!
PLEASE develop for ipad!
This app is amazing. It helps my timing a lot in ways that I couldn't even imagine - I'm not even a drummer -. I recommended this app to my drummers friends (some of them are famous), and they also LOVE it !!!!! 👍👍
Rarely do I feel compelled to write review, but this app is so good I had to. You can practice anything with this, anything. Working on your time having one click every 8 bars or learning strange hits in 11/16 with this app is easy and intuitive. Could not be happier with how it works. If you need a metronome, get this app.
Tap tempo is very handy. But of particular value is the muting to help check your ability to keep time. Muting can be random or a specific pattern. I sent a couple of questions and got useful answers back right away. I highly recommend this app!
I am a 4/4 type of person and needed something to enhance my confidence with different time meters while having a little door for exploration as well. After finding this app, I knew it will keep me busy for many years to come! The possibilities of combining multiple time meters and their sub divisions is quite limitless..you can also add rests and create different accents etc. there are also many types of click sounds and even a counting voice.. I mean, what else could you ask from a metronome?? This app is ridiculous and the price is right! My quest is over-thank you.
One in awhile an app comes that blows you away and is insanely useful. This is one. Support it!