ModTonome Pro is a metronome app for Windows 8 computers and tablets that includes custom sounds and beat speed. It is quite useful for musicians of all skill levels. There is a free version with limited features, but the Pro version with its advanced features are well worth the $1.49.
ModTonome Pro is very simple and straightforward to use. You can change the metronome sound settings with the menu option in the taskbar. This option sets this app apart from the traditional metronome The sounds are tailored more for the instrument with beeps, drums, claps, and more.
In the app’s settings, you can also switch screen colors and adjust the flash settings. I prefer the white on black color contrast settings because the pulsing beats stand out better.
The display and buttons are huge. The app is designed to allow musicians to use it both up close and at a distance. This might come in handy for a group, perhaps in a class or band.
Use the slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust the beat speed from 10-300bpm. There is also a button on one end of the slider to adjust the beat speed as well.
I am eager to see more reviews for modTronome Pro. So far, there aren’t many at all, but the ones that are there are very positive. One reviewer suggested adding the ability to save settings for later.
There is a little heart icon that can be selected towards the bottom of the screen. It isn’t clear whether the button has any function or not. It doesn’t appear to do anything when selected. This isn’t a make it or break it scenario though.
Really like modTronome Pro? You may also enjoy modTuner Pro, an instrument tuner app also developed by Burnt Fuse.