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Metronomes Help me decide...

Posted by caricc on Monday, July 28, 2008

which one of these 2.

1. Korg MM-1 This is the one that fits into your ear. So you wouldn't be bothering anyone with the tic-tic-tic that the metronome makes (other than yourself).

2. Korg MA-30 Is my next choice. Yes this is one about the same size as the CA-30 (chromatic tuner).  But, it has an ear plug so you're the only one who hears it, too.

What I am wondering which should I choose. Don't go off on Band in a box or anything else. I just want some opinions as which of these 2 models wouldbe the easiest and best to use.


Thanks in advance.



9 comments on “Metronomes Help me decide...”

Kester71 Says:
Monday, July 28, 2008 @1:08:15 PM

Neither!  Under no circumstances should you ever put anything in your ear.  Your hearning is sensitive.  If you damage your hearing, the damage is permanent.  The best thing you can do is tap your foot.  Or just put a metronome on the table and let it tick away, after all you are playing your music at the same time. 

caricc Says:
Monday, July 28, 2008 @2:18:18 PM

Well, then that would be the MA-30. It has an ear plug to plug into it. So it can sit on the table top. or quitely as not to bother...Oh heck with it. My kids can go outside and play if they don't like it.


DandyRandy Says:
Monday, July 28, 2008 @6:50:48 PM

I think an earpiece metronome would make people wonder how you have perfect rhythm all the time. I'm not familiar with either one, but will look into them now that you've brought them to my attention. I use a Seth Thomas, an old one like the ones that sit on a piano. It's great and really doesn't make a lot of noise. My recording software has one so I can record with headphones and adjust the volume, timbre, etc. more than needed, on it's metronome.

caricc Says:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @4:38:50 AM

I was looking for something where I didn't have to sit in front of the pc to practice. I sit in front of one all day. Then I came across these 2 items. I was looking for more informed opinion(s) on the subject. 


Tuesday, July 29, 2008 @1:09:56 PM

Caricc, I have a Sabine Zipbeat , about the size of a tv remote, its able to stand up on its wire stand that folds away, it takes an ear phone, I use one not two ear piecies, solid built and easy on the 9 volt battery,changed once in 2 years, if I need to play banjo on the off beat, I can record banjo and voice first with the Zip, also it will hang on a music stand or stand in my open banjo case. I really like it for these reasons. I do not rember what it cost, but I will never need to buy anotherone........5 stars from ........Elwood.

ElGringorio Says:
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 @4:28:59 AM

Don't know anything about those gadgets. I always just tapped my foot.

limeyjo Says:
Sunday, August 3, 2008 @3:47:20 AM

Hi Carl,m
I thought most electronic metronomes had a visual display.
That wold not disturb any one. they take a bit of getting used to but then so do the audible ones.

AnsacsteveOLD Says:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @7:47:49 AM

Hi there I use the 30 but as Im deaf as a post I run mine through a 10W Kustom guitar amp! honest no kidding it helps me a lot. I thought about a headset and an ear plug in the end it was an amp, just gotta learn how to turn it down!

AnsacsteveOLD Says:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 @7:50:04 AM

Further to Kester comment, I was told never to put anything smaller than your elbow inside your ear!

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