General Questions (18)
Right now, the answer is no. Over 18 months of work went into developing the iOS version and continual improvements are being worked on. There’s just not the time to begin looking at the Android platform.
If PolyNome becomes wildly successful and we can afford to develop for Android then maybe it will happen – but don’t get your hopes up.
If you changed the demo presets and saved them and want to revert to the originals you can download them with the links below.
You’ll be asked if you want to Skip or Overwrite those in your library. Choosing Overwrite will replace your current versions with the originals.
If you want to save your changed versions you should first tap the Disk icon and choose “Save As” to save them under a new name.
On the Change Rhythms page you’ll notice “P1 P2 P3” in the top right of the note choices.
These represent extra pages of rhythms.
On P2 of the Custom rhythms page (indicated by the ‘C’) you’ll find the single 16th note.
Apple handles all of the billing and tracking of In-App Purchases.
They won’t let you pay twice for the same item.
Therefore, if you’re certain you purchased Pro with the same Apple ID that you’re currently logged in with you can go ahead and use the Get Pro button to restore Pro (see the video below).
- If the buttons on the upgrade page are greyed out you need to close and re-open the app. To do this, double tap the home button and make sure you swipe PolyNome off the screen. Then tap the icon to open it again.
- The Pro Upgrade is a separate thing from buying the App on the App Store. If you haven’t gone through the process of buying Pro before then you don’t already have it.
You can customise the notifications you receive from PolyNome in the Preferences page under Current Notifications.
See this post for more information.
There are 2 common problems when trying to log into the Public Library.
If you posted a topic in the Public Library and you want to edit it you can visit the topic and add /edit to the end of the url.
For example, if your topic was
you’d go to
If you need to re-upload the files from PolyNome follow the steps below:
1. In PolyNome select what it was that you wanted to post.
2. Tap the Share Button and choose Post To Public Library. Just enter a space in the text field then press the Upload button.
The files will be uploaded and the link text will be added to your iPhone clipboard.
Go to the edit link for your post (see above)
Tap in the body and choose “Paste” to paste the link from your clipboard. Then submit to update.
You can review the process for uploading here if a video makes more sense: http://polynome.net/polynome-public-library/
You can choose the buttons that you see on the Playlist page.
By default some of these are hidden.
You can tap and hold the Play button on the Playlist page to bring up the Button Picker and choose what you want to see.
You can’t rename Presets in PolyNome, but you can save a copy with a new name.
To do this, tap the disk icon in the top right and “Save As” then choose a new name.
This will create a copy of the Preset with your new name. You can then delete the original.
Be warned that deleting the original will delete any Practice Events associated with it.
Copies of the original Preset in Playlists will not be affected.
The reason that Presets can’t be renamed is that Practice Events are tied to the original name of the Preset, as are copies in Playlists.
Yes. Version 2.1 is a universal app which will work on your iPhone/iPod and iPad.
You can email presets and playlists between devices.
No. Your purchase of Pro is associated with your Apple ID so you can install it on any device that uses the same Apple ID.
To enable Pro on a new device click the “Get PolyNome Pro” button on the info page and choose the “Restore” option.
The Pro upgrade includes many great features that make PolyNome even more powerful.
Here’s a quick guide to what you get with Pro…
– The ability to save your presets
– Share Presets with friends
– Backup Presets and copy to other devices
– Tag presets with unlimited tags
– Sort presets
– Give presets song lengths (for calculating setlist length)
– Add notes (to remind you what they’re about)
– Create Playlists of your Presets
– Automate complex tempo changes
– AutoAdvance through Playlists to create complex clicks in multiple time signatures/tempos
– Calculate lengths of set lists as you add songs to a Playlist
– AirPrint professional looking setlists
– Share your Playlists via email/iMessage/AirDrop
– Add notes to Playlists
The Practice Log
– PolyNome logs the time you spend on each Preset and at which tempos
– View charts of your practice as time practised by day, by preset or by tempo
– View statistics about your practice (what you need to work on the most and at which tempos)
– View or print a PDF report of your Practice Log
That’s a brief overview. By combining these features PolyNome becomes the best metronome on the planet!
Check out the PolyNome videos page for videos showing more PolyNome features
Voice Counting is a powerful feature of PolyNome Pro.
There are 2 types of Voice Counting in PolyNome.
Auto Voice Counting
Auto Voice Counting is a feature of the Overlay Sounds in the mixer. It will automatically count in the time signature of Met 1.
Advanced Voice Counting
Advanced Voice Counting is a method of creating unusual custom counting by assigning voice count sounds to the custom rhythm you’ve entered.
You can program pretty much any polyrhythm (anything from 1 note per bar to 64 notes per bar against each other)
However, you can’t program note groups over odd numbers of 1/4 notes. For example, you can’t program 5 over 3 quarter notes in a bar of 4/4.
The user interface required to make this possible would be extremely complicated to understand, and there aren’t many people who need to do this.
If you want to hear what 5 over 3 notes sounds like you can do it by programming 5 into metronome1, and 3 into metronome2.
Essentially you’re hearing 5 over a bar against 3 over a bar. I know this limitation means you can’t program some of the complex Gary Chaffee patterns. Sorry about that.
You can, however, use it to hear what sections of those bars would sound like.
Got a question? Post it in the comments below and we’ll get back to you.
Technical Questions (1)
Google’s own Google Drive app won’t show an option to open in PolyNome. This is very annoying, and is something to do with Google.
There’s a free app called GDrive that does let you open files in PolyNome.
Instructions for opening with GDrive
- 1.Browse to your .pln file.
- 2.When you tap it you’ll see an error “File Can’t Be Opened”. Tap OK.
- 3. Tap the icon in the top right and choose “Open in other apps”
- 4. Choose to Copy to PolyNome.
Another solution is to do the following…
1. In the Google Drive app, while viewing the PolyNome file, tap the three vertical buttons in the top right.
2. Click Get Link. It will be copied to the clipboard.
3. Paste the link into the URL bar of Safari.
4. Click the Download button in the middle of the screen.
You should then get the Open In “PolyNome” option.
Known Bugs (5)
The most likely cause of a crash is the mixer being on display when a Preset changes.
You can hide the mixer using the middle button under the play button on the main metronome screen.
I’m working to fix this bug in version 2.2.8
Just double tap the home button then bring PolyNome back to the front. That should fix any display issues.
When you have Bluetooth switched on and a remote device connected the onscreen keyboard may not show up.
Press the red button on your AirTurn device to fix this. You may also have to tap inside the text field you want to edit to make the keyboard appear.
There’s a bug with some iPad/iOS combinations that means PolyNome loads in the wrong orientation if you have it in landscape mode when you open it.
The result will be a big black space down the right hand side of your iPad and you won’t be able to see the play button.
To fix this. Close PolyNome, hold your device in Portrait mode, then open it again.
Sometimes the flashing play button/screen can get a bit jumpy in an auto-advancing playlist.
Closing and reopening PolyNome should help.