SpeakBeat Metronome App

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The metronome that talks to you —

Download for FREE on the App Store!

For Apple iPhone and iPad

Screenshots of SpeakBeat Metronome app's main screen, settings screen, and light theme example


  • Revolutionary spoken count at any BPM
  • Multiple voices to choose from
  • Choose any time signature (3/4, 7/8 and more!)
  • Mixed meter counting
  • Counts subdivisions
  • Time delayed start with count in
  • Optionally still use ticks
  • Tap to pick your tempo
  • Customize visbility of subdivisions
  • FREE Light or dark themes

Who it's for

  • Music teachers
  • Music students
  • Piano players
  • Guitar players
  • Dancers & dance instructors
  • Cheerleaders & cheer coaches
  • Choreographers
  • Fitness instructors & personal trainers
  • Drummers
  • Anyone who needs to keep time

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Massive Update

Ours users helped make SpeakBeat Metronome the app it is today. We've been working hard on this most recent update and we're pleased to bring you these amazing new features:

iPhone 11 view of main screen
  • New minimal user interface with options for a light or dark theme
  • Revamped audio engine that will make the metronome count even better
  • New time signatures (the app now supports 9, 10, and 11 time)
  • Revised settings screen to make mixed-meter and other configurations easier than ever
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements

Complete Feature List

iPhone 11 view of settings screen
  • Over 30 different voices
  • Tons of time signatures: 2/2, 3/2, 4/2, 3/4, 4/4, 6/4, 5/4, 11/4, 6/8, 12/8, 9/8, and many more
  • Choose how many subdivisions to vocalize: none, one ("1 +"), two ("1 + a"), or three ("1 e + a")
  • Multi-bar feature to customize up to four bars with different meters and subdivision counts
  • Optionally hide the display of subdivisions on the screen
  • Optionally add lead-in beats, which count either up or down
  • Optionally add a silent countdown in seconds
  • Allow the counting to continue while the app is in the background
  • Choose from a modern light or dark theme

Why should you use SpeakBeat?

Plenty of metronomes on the App Store can replace a traditional metronome, clicking and ticking away at the edge of your attention. But when it's critical for you or your students to know where you are in the bar, counting aloud is more effective — especially for complex meters and rhythms.

Music teachers, composers, dance coaches, choreographers, and cheerleaders all know: counting out loud is the way to go.

When you're practicing by yourself, counting time can be very difficult while you're concentrating on notes or steps. A teacher or coach might be able to count time for you, but when they need to call instructions, they need to stop counting — this means their instructions must be in time as well.

To make matters worse, it's boring and exhausting to count "one two three four" all day long! So why not let your phone do the counting for you?

Introducing SpeakBeat Metronome: the voice metronome that counts for you! Fully customizable and with tons of studio-recorded high quality voices to choose from, SpeakBeat Metronome will count "one two three four" (and more!) all day long, never getting tired and never missing a beat.

SpeakBeat Metronome allows you to choose any tempo either by using a dial or tapping out the beats per minute (BPM). Set a time signature (even unusual ones like 5/4, 9/8, and 10/4), choose how many sub-beats you'd like (selecting four will get you "one-e-and-ah two-e-and-ah..."), pick an optional starting delay, and take advantage of a fully-customizable count-in which counts either up ("five six seven eight") or down ("three two one").


The idea for SpeakBeat Metronome was born during a professional music teacher practice session with his students. The teacher knew that rhythm and timing was one of the most important aspects of playing music, however, students only had simple click tracks from free metronome apps at home. He thought there must be a more effective way for his students to practice their music — what if they could simply use their mobile devices to instead hear the time spoken out loud? "One-two-three-four" is a lot easier to follow than "tick-tick-tick".

SpeakBeat was the first metronome app with voice counting (also known as a "voice metronome" or a "metronome that counts") and was created to be the most accurate metronome on the iOS App Store. It can help when you read sheet music, practice tricky rhythms, or just need a sense of time (yes, it still has a click track!).

The number of bars are adjustable to help you play any kind of music. Although SpeakBeat is a free metronome app, it packs in the features of a pro metronome. By downloading the app for your iPhone or iPad device, you will be able to keep both rhythm and time, helping you develop from a student to a pro. Sample a wide range of features for free and buy a couple in-app purchases if you want to customize the app even more.


See the app in action

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Please note the version shown in this YouTube video is outdated. The app has since had a visual refresh that included updated features and voices.

The metronome that talks to you —

Download for FREE on the App Store!

For Apple iPhone and iPad

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