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Drone-a-tron Mark IIa


Drone-a-tron Mark IIa is designed as an aid for practicing and performing Indian Classical music. It provides a tunable tamboura drone, a tone generator that can be custom-tuned to different just-intonation schemes, and a simple metronome. Nothing fancy, but preferable to your average "shruti box", in my opinion. I made it for my own practicing, but I figured some other folks might find it useful.

Please note that this Mark IIa version of the software has a fixed SA-PA drone, which can't be tuned to other intervals (such as NI-SA).

Drone-a-tron Mark IIa can run on a Windows or Macintosh OSX computer on which cycling74's free MAX/MSP Runtime application (VERSION 4 or 5) has been installed. Does not work with Max 6 or 7, alas.

You may also be interested in these more recent and flexible software packages from Dharambir Singh.

More detailed information is available in the README file available in the download package.


(Note that this is a ZIP file. If your system doesn't unzip it automatically, you will have to unzip it manually.)

Drone-a-tron is email-ware. Please email me if you find Drone-a-tron useful! Who knows, that might encourage me to expand its capabilities…