[settings in menu Settings and toggle metronome toolbar visibility in menu window]
The metronome settings dialog is used to define kind and options of a metronome.
In the window menu the metronome toolbar can be displayed or hided. It is only active when the toolbar is visible.
Display internal player beat and tempo
when the internal player plays a MIDI song the metronome toolbar shows current beat e.g. 3/4 and tempo (e.g. 120 bpm). when it is playing a mp3 song the toolbar shows the default beat and tempo given by the settings synchronized to the mp3 song if the option is set.
if no song is playing and the option is set it displays local system time.
Display internal player time position
when the internal player plays the current song time is displayed. If no song is playing and the option is set it displays local system time.
Display free beat and tempo
after using start the default beat and tempo from the settings is used to display beat and tempo. Stop can be used to top the displaying. If echo sound is on then MIDI drums are played to the output midi device.
Default tempo (bpm)
a tempo number in beats per minute from 40 - 250 can be set as default tempo. The default tempo is used for mp3 songs and free beat and tempo metronome
a beat consists of a nominator and denominator number separated by slash character e.g. 3/4. The default beat is used for mp3 songs and free beat and tempo metronome
Display time while no song is playing
local system time is displayed in metronome toolbar while no song is playing or paused.
Display default beat while mp3 is playing
Usually mp3 songs do not contain beat information. The default beat can be used to display a synchronized metronome beat to the mp3 song. It is useful if the beat is correctly matching the mp3 rhythm and the beat and tempo does not change during song. The beat is synchronized to the start of song playing.
Play beat sounds
Plays MIDI drum notes at beat positions to the current MIDI output device when this option is set.
Hint: Double left mouse click into middle of the toolbar opens the settings dialog too.
Hint: the toolbar can be docked to upper and lower side of the program.