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Comparison Chart of some of the Features in Free Taster, Basic and Pro - with Accessibility

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FEATURES
Free Taster

Bounce Metronome Basic

Bounce Metronome Pro
Accessible for blind users
Accessible for deaf users
1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 6/8, 9/8, 12/8 with up to 4 subdivisions Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Any time signature with subdivisions
Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Software conductor, drum stick or Bouncing Ball
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Swing and Lilt - Lilt bars - and adjust the pulse for the bar for the swing
- -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Adjust individual beat times
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Adjust individual beat volumes Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Go Silent Briefly Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Vary tempo continuously - e.g. to practice smooth and gradual tempo changes, or to practice a rhythm at faster and faster tempi
- - Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Gradually changing tempo in stepping progression for speed drills and other more advanced gradually changing tempo features
- -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Dance rhythms window - an easy way to make rhythms with mixtures of different note sizes such as quarter notes, eighth notes, dotted notes etc.
- -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Quickly Accent any beat with Right Click on the graphics Free Basic
PRO
Skip any beat in the rhythm - e.g. for syncopated rhythms etc.
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Combine Rhythms window to make it easier to play more complex rhythms such as polyrhythms, Beat Preserving Polymeters and additive rhythms
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PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Adjust numbers of beats in each part and number of parts, with up to sixteen parts played simultaneously, each with a different numbers of beats per measure
Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Set instruments individually for each part Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
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Silence any individual part Basic
PRO
BLIND
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Hide the bouncing graphics for any individual part Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Song Car Tunes type Lyrics with the ball bouncing on the words
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Bouncing ball following Conducting style patterns
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Other bounce styles such as bounce inside or outside oval. Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Choice of visuals for the ball as disk or ball, bouncing stars, bouncing beat numbers, bouncing beat number words etc
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Randomised fractal tune to get an idea of what the rhythm sounds like melodically
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Play the randomised tune in any tuning including e.g. Gamelan scales, Indian scales, historical temperaments etc.
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Set amounts of Tremolo, and Modulation (vibrato) for each part
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Set amounts of any midi controller for any of the parts
- -
PRO
BLIND
- -
Harmonic Metronome
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Play any number of harmonic metronomes in a cycle one after another, each for as many bars as you like
- -
PRO
BLIND
- -
Advanced pitch options
- -
PRO
BLIND
- -
Scripted rhythms and tunes
- -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Windows to easily make additive rhythms with up to 34 measures in the cycle, or with another method, any number of measures.
- -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Support for "irrational" additive rhythms that vary the measure unit e.g. mix 4/4 with 4/3 or whatever - done via automatically generated scripts - -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF

Truly irrational rhythms such as PI or Phi (golden ratio) beats to a bar - and rhythms with fractional numbers of beats to a bar - so that the beats drift out of sync with the bar line

Bounces not implemented for this option if you add swing and play the sound at same time - but if you play the bounces without the sound you can show the bounces.

- -
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Set minimum and maximum pitch for each part separately for the fractal tunes.
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Play on several out devices at once, and choose which of the parts to play on each device
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
All the preset Wave Shape Player Instruments
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Make new instruments for the Wave Shape Player and edit its menu
- -
PRO
BLIND
- -
Get rhythm from a recording of notes played in that rhythm (e.g. from a recording of a "groove")
Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Tap out a new rhythm for the metronome using pc keyboard, mouse, or midi input device.
Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Tap out the tempo for the player (similarly) - tempo of the rhythm adjusts to the tempo of your taps
Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
Customise the tempo dial with your own tempo names, and tempo markings for each tempo
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Black on White or White on Black visuals for visually impaired users
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Adjust any of the colours for any of the graphics
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Use any texture or image for the background for the skin - also any colour for the text, and make your own custom skin icons for play, animate, etc.
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Adjust synchronisation of the visuals with audio - this is useful if your soundcard has noticeable latency, you can then add the same amount of latency to the visuals so that both are exactly in time.
Free Basic
PRO
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Customisable Splash effect, shadows and squash effect for the gravity bounce graphics
Free Basic
PRO
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DEAF
Support for the Roland GS and Yamaha XG type extensions of the GM midi instruments list and customise the instruments menu to suit your soundcard, synth or other device
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Support for MTS tuning tables and .Tun type tuning
- -
PRO
BLIND
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Volume remapping, e.g. if your soundcard midi synth has minimum or maximum volumes that it can play
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
- -
Vary the beat times and volumes continuously within a bar (this can be applied on top of the swing or lilt or individual time adjustments) - this is most useful for a bar with a large number of beats in it if you would like it to gradually speed up / slow down or increase and decrease in volume through the bar - NO VISUALS AT PRESENT FOR THIS OPTION
- -
PRO
BLIND
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Support for CSound - render to CSound score orchestra, or to an audio file of the rhythm played on CSound instruments. Also play the rhythms in real time on CSound Instruments using CSoundAV, using the automated CSound Orchestra Builder. - -
PRO
BLIND
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Calculator with cents capabilities e.g. ratios to cents conversions (the cent is a standard musical unit of pitch, with 100 cents to a twelve equal semitone)
Free Basic
PRO
BLIND
DEAF
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