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Saturday, February 25, 2012

GNU GTick is a metronome application written for GNU/Linux and other UN*X-like operting systems.



What's GNU GTick?

GTick is a metronome application written for GNU/Linux and other UN*X-like operting systems supporting different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and more) and speeds ranging from 10 to 1000 bpm. It utilizes GTK+ and OSS (ALSA compatible). It is part of the GNU Project.

This program has been originally written by Alex Roberts, but since he didn't have the time to develop and maintain it further, I (Roland Stigge) took it over (initially to package it for Debian, but there were too many "upstream" issues, so I decided to maintain the whole package). Since then, the program has been mainly rewritten (new DSP core, GTK+2 port, added features).


  • 2011-08-06: gtick-0.5.0 release: Pulseaudio support, bugfixes, translations
  • 2008-05-22: gtick-0.4.2 release: Several new translations, minor code and packing adjustments
  • 2007-08-18: gtick-0.4.1 release: Fixed segfault on using custom sound file
  • 2007-08-14: GIT repository launched
  • 2007-08-13: gtick-0.4.0 release: GPLv3 release, Updated Dutch, Finnish, Irish, Italian and Vietnamese translations
  • 2007-05-05: gtick-0.3.15 release: Added Slovak translation, fixed automake link options (LDADD, see ChangeLog)
  • 2007-04-29: gtick-0.3.14 release: Updated Russian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese translations
  • 2007-02-12: gtick-0.3.13 release: Added Korean translation, fixed zombies after metronome start / stop


Have a first look at GTick with the screen shots. First, GTick in the most simple GUI mode:

GTick full flavored:

Some Important Features

  • Very easy handling
  • Reliable timing
  • Volume control
  • Different meters (Even, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, more)
  • Configurable speed (10 to 1000 BPM)
  • Manual tapping input
  • Customizable ticking sound
  • Native language support for 20 languages: Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Irish, Italian, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
  • Separate audio thread for better realtime performance
  • Customizable commands for metronome start / stop, e.g. for switching off the screensaver
  • Options saved to rc file
  • Customizable sound device
  • Visual Tick
  • Accent Attack Padding
  • Configurable Accent Table


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