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KMetronome is a MIDI metronome with KDE interface, based on the ALSA sequencer. The intended audience is musicians and music students. Like solid, real metronomes it is a tool to keep the rhythm while playing musical instruments. It uses MIDI for sound generation instead of digital audio, allowing low CPU usage, and very accurate timing thanks to the ALSA sequencer.

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  •  29 May 2012 20:53

    Release Notes: A new Turkish translation has been added. The documentation and Docbook version have been updated, allowing this release to build with the newest KDE4 releases. Drumstick 0.5 is now required. Optionally requests realtime priority for the MIDI input thread.

    •  06 Jun 2010 14:30

      Release Notes: This release adds custom patterns, with a graphic editor and functions to import and export pattern definitions as text files. The configuration dialog shows names instead of numbers for banks, programs, and notes, from an instrument definition file in .INS format. New options have been added to enable a standard tool bar and to hide the action buttons from the main window.

      •  19 Apr 2010 21:34

        Release Notes: This release includes build system updates required by drumstick 0.3. It bundles the drumstick 0.3.1 library, fixing some connection issues.

        •  23 Dec 2009 18:53

          Release Notes: Translations to Czech and French have been added. The GUI has been slightly improved and the build system is now more robust and easy.

          •  12 Dec 2009 20:04

            Release Notes: A new configuration option has been added, allowing you to choose between displaying styled knobs or the legacy ones. A "Configure Shortcuts" dialog has been enabled, and a new "play/stop" toggle action with configurable keyboard shortcut has been added to the menu. The button focus policy has been fixed, avoiding selection of a wrong button after the play and stop actions.


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