User Manual

Audio Settings

The metronome in OnSong can play audio to provide reinforcement for musicians to play to a click track. The audio settings section in metronome settings allows you to configure how the metronome sounds. It has the following options:


OnSong supports different sounds for the metronome including:

  • Wood Block is the sound of the wood block instrument with the down beat being a higher pitched sound. Default.
  • Beep is a computer-generated beep that can be used to cut through other music.
  • Claves is the sound of claves with the down beat being a higher pitch sound.
  • Light Tap is a very subtle tap with the down beat having a higher pitch sound.
  • Shaker is the subtle sound of an egg shaker.
  • Bass Drum with Snare plays a bass drum on the beats and a snare on the down beat.
  • Bass Drum with Crash plays a bass drum on the beats and a crash cymbal on the down beat.
  • Hi Hat and Snare plays a hi hat for the beats with a snare drum on the down beat.
  • Hi Hat Open/Close plays the open and closing of a hi hat for the beats.


This is used to pan the metronome to the far left and right channels. There is a bug in iOS that does not permit audio to be completely panned out of one channel.


This is used to adjust the volume of the metronome independent from the master volume of OnSong.


This controls how the metronome works. You can change the following options:

  • Play Down Beat when turned on, a different sound is played for the down beat or first beat of the rhythm. When off, only the regular beat sound is played. Default is on.
  • Play Down Beat Only while only play the first beat of the pattern if turned on. This results in the 2, 3 and 4 beats being omitted.

BPM Settings

These settings are used to apply constraints to the metronome and tempo settings in the app.

  • Default BPM is used for calculations requiring a tempo when none is set. Default value is 96 BPM.
  • Minimum BPM is the lowest acceptable tempo that can be entered in the system. Default is set to 40 BPM.
  • Maximum BPM is the highest acceptable tempo that can be entered in the system. Defautl is 200 BPM.
OnSong 1.999 — Last Updated on November 18, 2018