Voice-activated. Friendly, Fun & Open-source!

“Its got the groove. I like this!” – Roger Linn
(Music Tech Legend, Grammy-winner, Creator of the MPC & LinnDrum)

“This hands-free Hey Metronome app could change the way you practice.” – Music Radar

Hey Metronome uses innovative hands-free, on-device voice-recognition, eliminating the problems of practicing with a classic metronome and its many uninspired digital equivalents.

It allows fluid, advanced, and lightning-fast interactions—NO internet required. Users will experience complete data privacy and airplane mode operations, i.e. no phone call interruptions while practicing. Hey Metronome means no Alexa. No Cloud-based services.

Musicians can easily tell Hey Metronome to speed up, half-time, or even tap out a tempo with the app. They can play and pause songs, change the time signature, and emphasize a beat.

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

This is magical.

Hey—it’s even the metronome your kids will want to use! Hey Metronome is fun, friendly, and encouraging. Users can customize the background with family, pets, or band pics. There are motivational slogans. And with one function per screen, Hey Metronome makes it easy for musicians of all skill levels to use.


Everyone knows that practicing with a metronome is the best way to improve musical skills, but no one really enjoys that experience.

Hey Metronome aims to change that experience in several ways so that practicing becomes fun again instead of being a soul-crushing taskmaster. Hey Metronome will become your best friend.

When practicing your instrument, you want to stay focused and keep your hands on your musical instrument. But time spent messing with gear, including a metronome, is time spent away from your instrument. This gets even worse when you use a phone-based metronome, because each time you look at your phone, you are highly likely to be distracted.

With Hey Metronome, you can put your earbuds on and control everything with your voice, from tempo and meter, to beat patterns, to 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.

When you are looking at Hey Metronome, we hope you’ll be inspired by an interface that focuses on one parameter at a time and reminds you of why you’re practicing in the first place.

While Hey Metronome excels in “invisible” mode, it is a multisensory app, providing haptic vibration feedback and a variety of visualizations of the beat, from flashing lights and numbers, to pulsing waveforms and scrolling timelines.

The sounds in Hey Metronome are varied so that you don’t run the risk of ear fatigue. Just say “Hey metronome, change sound to…” to change the sound to one of many included sounds.

Changing the tempo you’re practicing is important to improve your skill, and Hey Metronome responds to voice commands like “increase the tempo by 5 bpm” so that you can slowly push yourself once you’ve mastered a certain tempo. You can also introduce randomness within a range by saying “Random allegro tempo,” which will specify the general speed but allow Hey Metronome to surprise you with the actual value.

“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 

Hey Metronome’s speech recognition runs entirely on-device. There is no impact on your bandwidth or internet usage fees. It’s also completely private. Even more importantly, the recognition is optimized for musical grammar handling words like “waltz” or “adagio,” and many others.

We hope you enjoy it,

Music Legend Roger Linn (LinnDrum, MPC, Linnstrument) enjoys Hey Metronome!



From the team that brought you AudioKit Synth One, we bring you Hey Metronome, the metronome that you control with your voice. 

“Violinists never have to take their hands off their bow. Guitarists can keep their hands on their strings.”

  • 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 backgrounds. Create your own background.
  • Choose from 100+ subdivision & accent combinations
  • Full Setlist & Song system. Change songs hands free
  • Customize the background with family, pets, or band pics
  • Proceeds support the AudioKit open-source project
  • No Internet required for Voice Control


Educational and open-source: Metronome engine source code will be available as part of a free coding tutorial series, teaching students and enthusiasts how to build their own music app.

It sounds so good, you’ll forget it’s a metronome

Hey Metronome includes exclusive sound design from professional producers and even the sound designers behind Synth One.

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


Musicians (ranging from kids to Grammy-winners) have exclaimed that they’ve practiced longer and harder with Hey Metronome than with any metronome they’ve ever used.

“I can keep my hands on my violin, this is GREAT!” – Shen Yeh, SF Philharmonic Orchestra / Played with Metallica

Create Setlists & Songs. Practice with 100+ types of beat divisions and accents. Feel the beat with Vibrations. Watch the time with LED strobes and multiple visualizations.

You can even control the tempo in other apps using Ableton Link and Hey Metronome’s voice control!

Oh, did we mention you can change all these parameters hands free? Move to the next song by saying “next song”. Speed it up. Slow it down. Play it again.


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

“Hey Metronome is top-notch.”
– Synth Anatomy

“This is by far the best metronome app available today!
Store tempos for songs and write setlists (drag & drop). It even responds to your voice! So many options, all easy!”
– Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, touring artist


The voice-recognition is powered by new technology from Keen Research. It’s the first time this tech has been used in a music app. Keen’s incredible new breakthroughs provide Hey Metronome with:

  • Offline processing; no Internet connection is required to decode voice input
  • Instant, real-time processing; no latency or timeout due to poor Internet connectivity
  • Privacy and security; speech data does not leave the device
  • Customization; recognition is optimized for the music domain
  • No cloud-based services needed! No Alexa. Practice in airplane mode. Your device, your data!

We hope Hey Metronome will be the first in a string of new music apps—ones that continue to usher in a new wave of voice-controlled and dictation-based apps designed to enhance and elevate our relationship with music.


Universal for both iPhone & iPad
Proceeds go to the AudioKit Open-Source Project


Use Hey Metronome to control other apps! In this example, Hey Metronome is using Ableton Link to control AUM: