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August 19th, 2012

Price: $1.99

Category: Music

Released: Aug 19, 2012

Version: 1.0

Size: 3.0 MB

Seller: Shiverware Interactive Software Developments Inc.

Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

SpeakBeat by Shiverware

SpeakBeat Screenshots


The metronome that talks to you! – it uses a spoken count instead of ticks or clicks that makes it easy to follow along and keep track of where you are in the bar. Choose a voice, a time signature and a tempo, and you're ready to go. You can add sub-beats, a count-in and more! This app is great for music teachers, choreographers, dance instructors and cheerleading coaches by saving your voice from the repetitive and exhausting “five, six, seven, eight”! SpeakBeat will allow you to focus on the material, rather than keeping the beat.

Check out a video of SpeakBeat in action:

There are plenty of metronomes on the app store, and for replacing a traditional metronome, these are fine – clicking and ticking away at the edge of your attention span. but when it's critical that you or your students know where you are in the bar, counting out loud is the way to go. Music teachers, composers, dance coaches, choreographers and cheerleaders all know: counting out loud is the way to go.

But counting out loud has its drawbacks – when practicing, counting time by yourself is difficult or impossible if you are concentrating on notes or steps. Having a teacher or coach count time for you is fine, but when they need to call instructions or directions, they need to stop counting, so their instructions need to be in time as well. Plus, it's boring and exhausting to count “one two three four” all day long.

So why not let your phone do the counting for you? Introducing SpeakBeat: the vocal metronome! Fully customizable and programmable, with a variety of voices to choose from, SpeakBeat will count eight all day, never getting tired and never missing a beat.

SpeakBeat allows you to choose one of a set of studio-recorded high quality voices; choose any tempo using a dial or by tapping out a beats-per-minute; set a time signature (including 5/4 and 7/8); sub-beats, starting delay, and a fully-customizable count-in, either counting up (“five-six-seven-eight”) or down (“three-two-one”).

Customer Reviews

Seems good so far… (4 stars)
I like that I can run it while going to other apps; however, when I opened the metronome back up the numbers display was gone. I went to the options screen to change the voice, while it was counting, and all the names disappeared. Play buttons were still there but no names. Otherwise, so far so good.

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