VST3 Visual Metronome for Presonus StudioOne 4 Professional!
Ideas "in time" without the hassle of a click track and headphones. No audio bleed
If you're a home recording enthusiast who loves to have their takes in sync with the DAW's clock/transport, but hate the hassle and audio bleed of headphones and a click track. Try my new 64-bit VST3 for Presonus StudioOne 4 Professional
This video shows the Visual Metronome VST on a 24 inch monitor being followed by a drummer on an electonic kit sitting across the room.
This is a digital download and comes in a zip file. Download to your PC and unzip the contents to your folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\. If you don't have a VST folder in this location, create one and unzip it here. When finished the VST should appear in the folder as shown below.
The timekeeping revolution is here.
Stay in time in the studio (with no headphone bleed), at home, at rehearsal or at gigs with ease.... using a natural, smooth, visual cue instead of or in conjunction with a click track.
Music that breathes...but in perfect time
The LaserMetronome swings a laser beam back and forth slaved to midi clocks from your DAW, drum machine or smart phone which allows musicians to see not only where the downbeat is, but where he or she is in relation to the downbeat....in a way most naturally processed by the brain and in much the same way that a human conductor is followed. A click track pounds the exact moment of the beat into your ears but the LaserMetronome, like a human conductor, shows you the downbeat AND the intra-beat position.
HOW IT WORKS
Plug your digital audio workstation into the Lasermetronome using a midi cable, set the software to send start/stop/continue messages and send the tempo using midi clocks to the lasermetronome. The Lasermetronome will swing the laser in time to the timing information provided by the driving device.
Instead of a click track, use the Lasermetronome to stay in time with your recording software.
A great tool for songwriters. As you develop/record your song sections, just let the Lasermetronome run. If you have a good take for a chorus, for example, it's in time and can be used to cut and paste your sections for simple, efficient pre-production.
How we perceive time matters!!
Until now, the visual component of standard metronomes have consisted of a swinging pendulum or a blinking light to indicate the tempo. These require a direct line of sight and are difficult for more than one person to use at a time... and require you to stare at a fixed point to make use of them. Metronomes with a blinking light to display the tempo are even more difficult to see by one person (or especially by more than one), and give absolutely no indication to the musician to the fractional time within each beat. The Laser Metronome is easily visible to everybody in the room and can be seen easily in your peripheral vision.
The Laser Metronome displays time in a way that is most easily perceived and processed by the brain. From a neurocognitive standpoint it is superior to either blinking or clicking metronomes. The lack of an audible 'click', 'beep' or other sound results in the musician being aware of where he is in relation to the beat, without the intrusiveness and rigidity of a purely audible signal. The music can 'breathe' without feeling like you are struggling against the lockstep rigidity of an audible click. If you get a little ahead or behind the beat, it doesn't feel like you're fighting your metronome and you can slide back into perfect sync more easily than you can with an audible click.
Lasermetronome in the vocal room.
Starting a song on an a non-midi, acoustic instrument in time with the Laser Metronome before other instruments join. Perfect tool for one-man bands in a live setting.