PolyNome gives you all the tools you need for practice, teaching, rhythm composing, and live performance.
The free Public Library provides hundreds of user-created Presets and practice routines to inspire you.
Please note: PolyNome Pro (also available on the App Store) is the exact same app, but with the Pro features already enabled. This version of the app requires an in-app purchase if you wish to enable the Pro Features (see below for details)
• Practice with full drum grooves instead of a boring click!
• Download new Presets and Playlists from the Public Library!
• Share Presets/Playlists with friends/students (a great tool for music teachers)
• Create and print setlists and use it to count off songs.
• Watch the built in tutorial videos to learn how to become a power user.
• Faders for 16th notes, triplets
• Super fast tempo entry and Tap Tempo
• BIG NUMBERS
• Haptic pulse (on supported devices)
• 2 fully programmable metronomes (any rhythm, sound, accent combinations)
• Program ANY rhythm from a simple click to a full groove (per metronome)
• Save your work as Presets
• Sorting, searching, and labelling helps keep your library tidy
• Variable swing setting
• Any time signature
• Auto stop with rep counter
• Countdown timer with alarm
• Practice Events are logged. You can add notes to your events
• Subdivisions from whole note to 32nd notes with EVERYTHING in between
• Smart Volume mixer (4 channels, control of 8 assigned sounds)
• Audiobus compatible
• AirTurn bluetooth pedal compatible
PRO FEATURES (available with in-app update)
• 150+ more sounds, including Bass and Keys
• Create band setlists with count-offs and song notes
• If you enter the lengths of the songs, PolyNome calculates the set length as you add them!
• Email or AirPrint perfectly formatted band set-lists right from PolyNome
• Create songs/clicks with multiple tempos or time signatures
• Create a "Cue Track" by turning on Auto Announce. This will announce each new item when it starts (or 1 bar before if you prefer)
• Create practice routines
• Auto tempo change options for creating quick warm-up/cool-down routines
• Tempo Boundaries allow you to automatically increase/decrease bpm between set tempos
• Advanced voice counting helps you when working on odd-time signatures
• Subdivision counting for 16th notes, triplets, or 8th notes
• PolyNome logs each preset you play, how long you played it for, and the tempo at which you played it
• View statistics and graphs showing you what you need to work on the most
• Add notes to the Daily Practice Log to help you remember how a practice session went
• Test your timing with random muting of notes or bars
PolyNome is used by the world's top musicians including Peter Erskine, Virgil Donati, Chris Coleman, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and Will Lee.
What people are saying about PolyNome:
Peter Erskine (Steely Dan, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Kate Bush):
“PolyNome is great for teaching, practicing and rehearsing. Tempo input by way of the number pad is a terrific feature, and the subdivision possibilities are endless. Plus, this is the only metronome I’ve used that you can actually LEARN from. Simple and brilliant: simply brilliant.”
Will Lee says...
"Wow! Polynome is a brilliant tool for drummers and any musician! It allows you to understand precisely what subdivisions among bars of time feel like, teaches you the drum rudiments, and so much more. I love "time check" where it'll leave bars of silence in between bars of click to see if your groove stays in time. One of the best apps for your toolkit!"
Thank you for using PolyNome.
I'm constantly working to improve the app and add new features. If you have time to leave a review, they really help. Thanks in advance!
New features in this version:
● Quick Access Playlists:
This feature lets you choose a selection of Playlists that you can load with a single tap directly from the Playlist (instead of going into Playlist Manager).
This is particularly useful if you have songs that you play to click that require time signature or tempo changes. You can create the multi-part click in a Playlist, then use the Quick Access feature to line up all the songs you'll be playing in a show.
It's also useful if you want to line up a selection of Playlists to work on in a practice session, or if you just want to have some basic Playlists easily available at all times.
● Arrange option in Playlist:
This is a new option in the Actions menu when editing a Playlist. Select a number of items in the order you'd like to have them, then tap Actions and choose Arrange. They'll be arranged in the order you selected them.
If you didn't select all of the items in the list you'll be give the option to arrange them at the top or bottom of the Playlist.
● Long press a Preset to bring up the Actions menu.
● Long press a Playlist item to enter edit mode.
● New 'Big Numbers' modes: Tap the 'mode' button under the Big Numbers fader in the mixer to toggle through them.
● Count-ins are no longer added to the Practice Log
● When tempo percentage slider is visible in a Playlist, the tweak buttons will change the slider value, and not the tempo.
● Improved performance with longer setlists. Long setlist names are now truncated in the centre.
● Design tweaks and improvements. Minor bug fixes.
If you find any problems, or have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch via the help page or the website.