FinalMetronome

"FinalMetronome" (NOT "Final Metronome", very old name was "OpenMetronome") is an open source metronome, designed to be highly customizable and professional. Final Metronome has all the features of other expensive (or non-opensource) metronomes, plus few more.

Here is a list of all of its major features:

Precise
It will use the most precise timer available in your system. In this way, every beat will take exactly the same time of the others

Professional
You can select BPM (Beats Per Minute) and beats in a measure (the numerator of the time signature), you can also divide a beat into duplets or triplets

Customizable
You can choose wich sound to play for every single beat, you can load your own sounds or choose from the sounds already included, you can also set a background image, and of course change sound volume exc...

Like a real one
An animated arrow will move as you play holding the tempo!!

No unsupported format messages
If you want to load your own sound file or image file for the arrow (yes, you can customize also the arrow!), you can choose among lots of supported format. You can see a complete list of them at the bottom of this page.

No need for installation
Just extract the package that you have downloaded and you have done. Self-extracting packages are also available.

Open Source
Final Metronome is not only freeware but also open source (released under the terms of the GNU GPL)

To download it, go to the Download->Binaries section


Final Metronome support lots of audio and bitmap formats. Audio supported formats are (taken from FMOD documentation):

  • AIFF (Audio Interchange File Format)
  • ASF (Advanced Streaming format, includes support for the audio tracks in video streams)
  • ASX (playlist format - contains links to other audio files. To access contents, the FMOD Ex tag API is used)
  • DLS (DownLoadable Sound format for midi playback. Can also be used as a stand alone container format in FMOD)
  • FLAC (Lossless compression codec)
  • FSB (FMOD sample bank format generated by FSBank and FMOD designer tool)
  • IT (Impulse tracker sequenced mod format. FMOD Ex also fully supports resonant filters in .IT files, and the per channel or per instrument echo effect send, that can be enabled in ModPlug Tracker. This is cross platform effect support and does not require DirectX like other libraries do.)
  • M3U (playlist format - contains links to other audio files. To access contents, the FMOD Ex tag API is used)
  • MID or MIDI (using operating system or custom DLS patches)
  • MOD (Protracker / Fasttracker and others sequenced mod format)
  • MP2 (MPEG I/II Layer 2)
  • MP3 (MPEG I/II Layer 3, including VBR support)
  • OGG (Ogg Vorbis format)
  • PLS (playlist format - contains links to other audio files. To access contents, the FMOD Ex tag API is used)
  • RAW - (Raw file format support. The user can specify the number of channels, bitdepth, format etc)
  • S3M (ScreamTracker 3 sequenced mod format)
  • VAG (PS2 / PSP format, playable on all platforms!)
  • WAV (Microsoft Wave files, inlcluding compressed wavs. PCM, MP3 and IMA ADPCM compressed wav files are supported across all platforms in FMOD Ex, and other compression formats are supported via windows codecs on that platform).
  • WAX (playlist format - contains links to other audio files. To access contents, the FMOD Ex tag API is used)
  • WMA (Windows Media Audio format)
  • XM (FastTracker 2 sequenced format)

Image supported formats are (taken from wxWidgets documentation):

  • BMP (Windows Bitmap)
  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  • JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
  • GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
  • PCX (Personal Computer Exchange)
  • PNM (Portable Anymap Format)
  • TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
  • TGA (Truevision Graphics Adapter)
  • IFF (Interchange File Format)
  • XPM (X PixMap): an image file format used by the X Window System
  • ICO: an image file format for icons in Microsoft Windows
  • CUR: file format for cursor images from Microsoft, similar (identical?) to ICO
  • ANI: a graphics file format used for animated cursors on the MS Windows operating system