Metronome Beats per bar?

Hello I’m in a situation where I would like to change the “Beats per bar” while in playback for the metronome.

I would like to go from 4/4 to 6/4 or 7/4. Do I have to make my own Renoise metronome instrument for this? :stuck_out_tongue:

Effect commands would be nice to have for this.

Yes, unfortunately!This topic has been requested on many occasions. The native metronome can not be changed, nor does it allow volume control. You can create a phrase.Here is a small solution.

You can also create a tool that automatically inserts a phrase (with the desired metronome).I included something similar in my tool GT16-Colors(it’s a small portion of the whole tool).

However, yes, Renoise should have a better native metronome, to change the measure and the volume, at least (and change the sound for something more advanced).

Maybe you should put a suggestion on this topic in the ideas and suggestions forum.I’ve seen a few users complain about this.

and change the sound for something more advanced…

Quick thought, isn’t the metronome sound just a wav file (Metronome.wav) stored in (under Linux) /renoise3.1/Resources/skin ? Maybe you can kinda influence the sound a little bit by replacing that file with another sample.

Quick thought, isn’t the metronome sound just a wav file (Metronome.wav) stored in (under Linux) /renoise3.1/Resources/skin ? Maybe you can kinda influence the sound a little bit by replacing that file with another sample.

Yes, you can directly change the WAV file but it is not “a preference” of Renoise.In Windows it is in the same folder,/renoise3.1/Resources/skin/Metronome.wav.

Note : Sorry to put this here… By the way, I’ve had LUA code issues with OSC Server with my WMP module in GT16-Colors.If you fancy breaking the code and try :lol:.I am unable to make it work fine to record live notes using the virtual piano when using the mouse.

However, yes, Renoise should have a better native metronome, to change the measure and the volume, at least (and change the sound for something more advanced).

In the Renoise program folder > Resources > Skin you can change the file metronome.wav to something else.

But I would also argue that anything beyond a basic metronome is essential a “click track”. Drummers use these all the time…

Sorry to necro such an old thread, but I literally just started an alternating 5/4 - 6/4 track this morning, and discovered a trick to work around this: when you use the ZBxx command to jump to the next pattern, it also resets the metronome to the first beat. So to have the metronome alternate its upbeat every 5 notes then every 6, set the beats per bar in the song options to 6; then whenever a pattern is supposed to be in 5/4, place a ZB00 command in the master track at the end of the 5th note, and it’ll jump to the start of the next pattern and the metronome will tick an upbeat.