What's New

THANKS EVERYONE! You're amazing!
• Initial user image is now being saved at first - thanks to several friendly users who sent us an email
• Backgrounding the app not only stops the audio but frees up the microphone - thanks to App Store Reviewer "Keeloid"
• Saying "Hey Metronome, slow down" or "speed up" will change the tempo by a default value of 5 bpm - Audiobus Forum member "audiobussy" suggestion
• We've got many improvements planned. We appreciate all your wonderful suggestions and kind words! :)

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We are all musician/developers who love making apps.
Together we can change the world.

For friendly conversation about Hey Metronome, ideas, or to say hello, please email
[email protected]

App Description

Practicing becomes fun again! Whether your passion is guitar, brass, piano, strings, drums, woodwind, voice, dance, band – Hey Metronome is for YOU!

“Hey Metronome app could change the way you practice.” – Music Radar
"A must-have” – Create Digital Music
“Hey Metronome is top-notch.” – Synth Anatomy
"Best New Apps!" – Cult of Mac

“It's got the groove, I like this!” – Roger Linn (Grammy-winnner, Music Tech Legend)
“I can keep my hands on my violin, this is GREAT!” – Shen Yeh, San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra // Played with Metallica & Megadeath

• Fun and professional, yet simple enough for kids
• Ditch the Click: Drum sounds by pro sound designers
• Use your voice to play, stop, set the tempo, and more
• Includes over a dozen themes. You can create your own themes.
• Choose from 100+ subdivision & accent combinations
• Use Ableton Link to control tempo in your favorite apps

“Hey Metronome allows you to play and practice hands-free using voice commands. Effortless play and productivity—all without touching a device.” – KVR Audio

Violinists never have to take their hands off their bow. Guitarists can keep their hands on their strings. This is magical.


“You’ll experience drum beats, classic booming drum machines, and sounds designed to inspire and limit ear fatigue.” – KVR Audio

• Full Setlist & Song system. Change songs hands free
• Pick your time signatures, or through voice commands
• Friendly and encouraging: upbeat motivational messages
• Keep your hands on your instrument while you practice
• Customize the background with family, pets, or band pics

With Hey Metronome, you can put your earbuds on and control everything with your voice, from tempo and meter, to beat patterns, to even what song you are practicing. Just say, “Hey metronome set the tempo to 120,” “Hey metronome, shuffle,” or “Hey Metronome, next song,” and you’re off.


"This is by far my favorite metronome app! Store tempos for songs and write setlists (drag & drop). It even responds to your voice! So many options, all easy!”
– Ryan Chrys, award-winning guitar player / touring band leader

“Hey Metronome impressed the heck out of me!”
– Tim Webb, editor of Discchord

Plus, you're supporting open-source and music education!

• 100% of proceeds from this app go to support the AudioKit open-source project
• Open Source: Metronome app source code will be released
• No Internet required for Voice Control
• Practice in airplane mode. Complete data privacy!

“Hey Metronome: Now you can get hands-free metronome features while you practice and play – without worrying about privacy or needing signal” – Create Digital Music

Please note that we all are volunteers. AudioKit does not have any sponsors or investors. We are all musician/developers who love making apps.

Want to see Hey Metronome in action? Visit our website:

For friendly conversation about Hey Metronome, ideas, or to say hello, please email
[email protected]

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • December 23, 2019 Initial release
  • January 07, 2020 New version 1.1
  • January 14, 2020 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • July 15, 2020 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99

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