Bounce Metronome Blog


Kickstarter new video: Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D... on Intel Mac!

Just done a new version of the video for the kickstarter project to get Bounce Metronome on Mac, and this seems to help a lot. It looks very promising that it will go all the way.

On Kicktraq, it shows as trending to 150% funded just now (30% of funded so far) and for the projection cone, the lowest point still shows it fully funded.

Then by the Kickstarter stats, for technology projects that go as far as 21% funded, then 70% go all the way.


Kickstarter progress: Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D... on Intel Mac!

You can keep track of the kickstarter funding at, and they give a mini chart I can embed into the website,

Bounce Metronome etc is already at just short of 20% not too bad at this stage, trending towards 136% though it's too soon to take that trend too seriously yet.

Update on 11th May:

 It's now at 38%, with 14% of the total pledged today (11th May), 27 days still to go.
Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D... on Intel Mac! -- Kicktraq Mini



Harmonious Lissajous Knots,Pendulum Waves With Sound. The Rhythmicon & Sloth Canon Musical Sequences - new article


My new article on Science20 about topics such as the harmonic polyrhythms, and the Tune Smithy tunes, also talking about my new kickstarter to get Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D, and Virtual Flower running on the Intel Mac.


For Mac Musicians - Let's get Bounce Metronome running on Intel Mac kickstarter

JUST LAUNCHED . Are you a Mac musician, artist or mathematician?.Let's get Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Virtual Flower, Lissajous 3D & Activity Timer on a Mac! Your support is much appreciated.


Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D... on Intel Mac!

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Bounce Metronome on Intel Mac kickstarter

I'm planning a kickstarter to make Bounce Metronome available on Intel Macs. More about this presently.

NOT YET READY TO LAUNCH - Launching soon. You can preview it here. Bounce Metronome, Tune Smithy, Lissajous 3D... on Intel Mac!


Update April 6th 2014 - Bounce Metronome Pro

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Symmetrical Massa Im Pippuo with go silent briefly - uses new option Compress tops of bounces towards section midpoint by

 This is mainly a bug fix upload, but with a few new minor features. It also has some new tool tips and improvements in layouts of some of the windows.

The main one is quite a major bug - that if you set it to do gradual tempo changes and set it to vary the tempo over times in minutes rather than numbers of measures - it forgets the times if you close the program and start it up again or save a project and re-open it.

The good news is that any previously saved projects will open okay - the times were saved to the project - but it just doesn't read them properly.

It also fixes some bugs to do with the tool tips - though the last upload fixd the main bug there, still sometimes you might not see a tool tip when you hover the mouse over a control - and this fixes those glitches. 

Plus a few other minor updates and bug fixes.

To update, visit the download page and you can install on top of your existing version For details of the changes, see Change log and Bug fixes.


6/8 in two different tempi at once - shows capability of Bounce Metronome to play rhythms in several tempi simultaneously

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6/8 in two different tempi at once

You will find this as a new rhythm phasing preset in  the Drum & Dance section of Bounce Metronome (select from main window drop list). It's under "rhythm phasing" in the list or example rhythms.  More rhythm phasing examples here.

This should be an easy polyrhythm to play, I think, once you get the hang of it, yet there's enough to it to be confusing at first, and sounds good. It is just a 3:2 polyrhythm with some skipped beats in each hand.

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Highlight each block as its played - Other Minor updates & Bug Fixes - Latest update 12th March 2014 - BounceMetronome Pro

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4/4 - Highlight each beat - with new option to fade at the end of beat

This is a minor tweak but it seems to help to synchronize with the metronome.

Minor update 23rd March: bug fixes

Minor update on 12th March - very minor update - several bug fixes

Minor update on 5th March - several bug fixes. Also now has a separate drop menu for skins and other very minor changes.

Minor update on 24th February  - various bug fixes, also now defaults to outline the area for the right click to change the instrument for individual beats - with faded dashed line - so not too obtrusive but makes it easier to find the feature. See  Change Log and  bug fixes

Minor update on 9th February - mainly bug fixes.

26th January 2014I just added an option to fade the highlight lines away at the end of each beat - and at the same time they also get narrower. See what you think.

The version I uploaded yesterday already does this, am about to do another upload in the next day or so with very minor tweaks to it.

For details of changes and previous versions, see: Change Log and  bug fixes


Version 4.5 of Bounce Metronome Pro - new features include Tuplets, Euclidean Rhythm, Rhythm Sequences, Polyrhythmic drum machine, and Velocity Tuning Keyswitches - and many bug fixes - last updated 8th January 2014

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Wow Such Bounce! - Bouncing Doge, with Sleighbells, Santa, & Reindee & Cutie Bird bouncing in 3:4:5:23 polyrhythm - the Cutie Bird does the 23 beats to a measure, quietly for a light continuous sleighbell sound

Here is Bounce Metronome 4.5 with the rhythm sequences,  tuplets, polyrhythmic drum machine, Euclidean rhythms, and many other new features I've been working on for the last six months

Minor updates on Wednesday 8th and Monday  6th Januray 2014 - fixes some minor bugs and minor new features.

To download visit the Download page. Direct link:  Setup_Bounce_Metronome_w.exe

Minor update on Wednesday 25th December 2013 - this fixes a bug introduced with the last upload, that disabled the unlock window so you couldn't start the test drive or unlock the program with your unlock key.

Minor update on Sunday 22nd December - some bug fixes, minor new options, added new sprites to the sprites folder (Reindeer, Santa, Doge)

Minor update on Monday 16th December - mainly bug fixes, including a fix for a possible stack fault so is worth updating if you have the 7th December version - also added option to adjust the width of the line for the new option to highlight each beat as it is played. For details see the change log.

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Euclidean rhythms: Tressillo, Indian dhamar tal clapping pattern and a Bulgarian pattern as a polymeter

Major new features include:

• You can now enter tuplets as music notation, including complex tuplets like 7:5 (7 notes in the time of 5), nested tuplets etc.

• Can now play sequences of any of the Boumce Metronome rhythms on eafter another.

• New option to set it up as a "polyrhythmic drum machine" - this is just an easy way to set up the blocks display with lots of identical parts, which you can click on to play or skip beats like a drum machine.

• New window to make Euclidean Rhythms, this is a discovery by  Godfried Toussaint a few years back, of an easy way to make man of the rhythms used in music world wide with irregular beat patterns.

• New experimental "Velocity Tuning Keyswitches" featire - this is an idea for a new way to update instrument tuning tables via midi using high numbered keyswitches, just the notes 126 and 127 to send the entire tuning table - and you can download a script to set up most Kontakt instruments to respond to these messages (work in progress).

• Also many other minor features, improvements in the ui and many bug fixes - updated 22nd June 2013

To download visit the Download page. Direct link:  Setup_Bounce_Metronome_w.exe

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