Drumstick Metronome – MIDI Metronome using ALSA Sequencer

Drumstick Metronome is a free and open source MIDI based metronome application using the ALSA sequencer for Linux. It comes with customizable parameters, D-Bus and MIDI realtime support, custom rhythm patterns, built-in connection manager and you can also use with external MIDI synthesizers.

Drumstick Metronome

Download Drumstick Metronome

How to Install Drumstick Metronome on Ubuntu Linux

Drumstick Metronome is available as a portable AppImage from the above download link. Download and save Drumstick Metronome in .AppImage file format from the above download link and save it in your Downloads folder. In the terminal command-line app (ctrl+alt+t) run below commands. Here “kmetronome-1.3.1-x86_64.AppImage” is the downloaded file name.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ kmetronome-1.3.1-x86_64.AppImage
./kmetronome-1.3.1-x86_64.AppImage

Install Drumstick Metronome via Flatpak:

Drumstick Metronome is also available as a flatpak package file. You need to install flatpak and flathub on your system first and restart it after the installation.

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Install flatpak and flathub

In the terminal run below Drumstick Metronome flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub net.sourceforge.kmetronome

And start Drumstick Metronome using

flatpak run net.sourceforge.kmetronome

And uninstall Drumstick Metronome using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall net.sourceforge.kmetronome

That’s it.

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