“...their rise and fall incorporates a ‘gravity bounce’ that feels like having your own conductor to help you keep in time. ...”
Martin Walker Sound On Sound Magazine - review »
Prepare to be amazed by the rhythms Bounce can play:
(some of the highlights from the Amazing rhythm and tempo features of Bounce Metronome Pro)
Including nested tuplets for any of the rhythms, as in the music of Frank Zappa and Brian Ferneyhough
and fragmentary tuplets
Polyrhythmic buzz rolls
Here is one of the pendulum wave videos which inspired it
Another way of showing these "sonified pendulum waves"
Bounce has an audible version of the bounce effect as well, for blind users, which "bounces" in pitch and volume instead of visually.
Bounce metronome can play many other types of rhythm, and can do it with accelerating tempo, go silent briefly, able to play rhythms in sequence, with automatic changes of tempo and rhythm, and many other features.
For details see Amazing Rhythms and Tempo Features of Bounce Metronome Pro.
“It starts with a deceptively simple idea that is beyond compare: the very best visualization for rhythm ever. Add to this support for complete range of swing, accents, polyrhythms, additive rhythms, huge numbers of options to adjust every detail, and some incredible harmonic just intonation rhythmic fractal evolutionary craziness at the advanced level, and much more”
”...Quite simply the most remarkable metronome for music study” (Aaron Wolf (guitar teacher))
More about these rhythms and tempo features
Have these videos intrigued you, and you want to find out more about what Bounce can do for you? See Amazing Rhythms and Tempo Features of Bounce Metronome Pro .
Can I run Bounce on my Computer / laptop / tablet / netbook?
If you can install normal desktop programs for Windows, you should be fine. It can run on XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and 8.1, but NOT Windows RT 8.1..
Bounce can't run on Windows RT 8 or 8.1 (which you get on some tablets) or Windows CE.
So for instance, it runs on the Surface Pro but not on the Surface RT.
Also, it can't run on Android, or iPad Also won't run on iPhone, or Windows phone or other mobile devices.
Techy detail: the ARM processors on these devices can't run IBM x86 machine code, which is what Bounce is compiled into. So far, I've not heard of any way around that.
iPad, iPhone, Android and mobile device users
Sadly there is no way to run it on iOS, Android, Blackberry etc. Please see the Mac, Mobile and Multi-Platfrom FAQs , where you can add your name to a mailing list to be notified of future developments.
Bounce for Mac OSX :)
You can now get a beta to run on the Mac. It's available here: Bounce for Mac Beta.
Though it's a beta, many musicians are using it regularly.
I've never had any problems testing it on the Mac that affect the Mac itself, and nobody has reported any problems of that nature. It is all encapsulated inside the wineskin and nothing else gets installed into your Mac.
Even when it used to freeze in the early stages of beta testing, you could still move the windows around on the screen and close it - because it only froze inside the wineskin, didn't freeze the Mac itself. And it hasn't done that for a long time now, and nobody has reported it happening to them either, so I think that's fixed.
I'm mid edit with a few minor updates, and also need to contact all those who offered to beta test, to see if it turns up anything else. But there is probably not much left to do as I've had a fair number of people who tested it anyway, and reported how it was working to me, and after fixing bugs in the early stages, I've not had any major bugs reported for a long time now.
Sadly, the method won't work for iPad or iPhone.
Ready to buy Bounce Right Away?
- You have a money-back guarantee: if it's not for you, return the unlock key within 60 days, and get a full refund.
Prices range from $9.99 for the Lite version (itself already a powerful metronome) to $29.99 for the Pro version with all the amazing rhythms and features. Buy FAQ
Discounts up to 95% off
If money is short, no problem, you have discounts of 25% to 95% off . It's "Trust the Shopper" - choose your discount level, and get it at that price immediately.
I give suggested discounts for retired, education, living in a country with currencies that exchange to small amounts in US dollars etc .However, the basic guideline is: if you need to save up to get it, then count yourself eligible for a discount, because it's meant to be easy to buy right away whatever your circumstances.
Do check out the awesome Video Resources if you can't run it on your computer. You'll find many videos to enjoy, for anyone interested in rhythms, or looking for interesting and challenging exercises for your metronome practise sessions. And many more videos on the youtube channel
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, do check out Many Ways to Use a Metronome - Techniques and Exercises to make Best Use of the Tool