I remember my nemesis when studying music during my younger days. Forced by my music teachers and parents to listen to the clicke-ty thing while playing music.
I hated it. Hated the metronome so much that learning music became a chore with it. Anyhow I went through my music lessons as told and now I use the metronome every time I arrange and produce music. How really ironic.
The Soundbrenner Pulse: Wearable Device For Musicians
A friend showed me this a day ago. A wearable metronome that works with vibrations. You can wear it on your wrist, leg or really anywhere as long as you’re able to strap on the watch-like metronome.
So instead of listening to clicks to get you in time, you now ‘feel ‘the beat.
Created by Florian Simmendinger and his team, which are all musicians, the Soundbrenner Pulse is claimed to be the world’s first wearable metronome.
What really makes it useful is the ability to program complex metronome beats using an App that is paired with the device. That could prove useful and is what attracted me most to the Soundbrenner Pulse.
It vibrates to keep you in time
This seemed like a good idea.
Besides looking really cool and ‘tron-like’ it doesn’t click, beep or produce any sounds. It keeps you in time by vibrating.
This works well if you’re a musician who’s playing on stage or recording in the studio. You can now worry less about having your click tracks being picked up by the metronomes on stage or in the studio.
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Watch the video about the vibration based metronome
Honest Thoughts: Do You Really Need A Metronome?
So besides the Soundbrenner Pulse looking very hi-tech and ‘the-device-of-the-year’, do you really need a metronome when playing music?
Metronomes are great for keeping time and for practice, but music has to be played naturally.
In fact there is no such rule stating that you have to always be in the same beats per minute when playing a song from the start till the end. In fact, when producing music there’s a neat technique of speeding the music a little as it progresses to the end, adding more interest.
To me I think having a metronome is a must when practicing or learning your scales and licks. However bringing it on stage would be a little static, don’t you think? Even with the makers of the Soundbrenner Pulse promoting the use of the metronome on stage, I doubt I’d actually use a metronome on stage.
What do you think? Do you think the Soundbrenner Pulse is a necessary buy? Would you settle for a normal metronome or (gasps*) perhaps go without a metronome totally?