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Problem Description

Here's a little program which will generate a series of clicks at a regular rate set by the user. 

Background & Techniques

The rate may be set to any value between 40 and 240 beats per minute.  Also any of several click sound files may be chosen.. 

A simple  but useful program if you need it.  

Addendum November 19, 2009:  Version 2 adds two additional "click" sound files to address a problem introduced by the way that Windows Vista handles sound generation.  The Click1 and Click2 sounds are not audible when the program runs under Vista or Windows 7.  Click1Vista and Click2Vista files extend the duration of each click from 5 or 7 milliseconds to 35 milliseconds which is audible.  Vista made major changes to audio processing including moving many functions to run as a service.  For some unidentified reason, sounds of 30ms or less duration are no longer played. 

Running/Exploring the Program 

bulletDownload source
bulletOne time download of DFF Library file (DFFLibV15 or later) required to recompile Metronome
bulletDownload  executable

Suggestions for Further Explorations



Original Date: October 8, 2005 

Modified: May 11, 2018

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