ametro, ALSA MIDI Monitor ametro

ALSA MIDI Metronome

This program is a little, simple MIDI Metronome using the ALSA sequencer.
Bug reports and comments are welcome.


ametro screenshot 1

ametro screenshot 2


New files (2003-10-18):

Old files:

RPM Install


Install first ALSA and Kylixlibs3 packages, then install ametro as usual:

    $ rpm -ivh ametro-0.4-1mdk.i586.rpm

Source Install

Kylix 3 Open Edition, download it from

Unpack the downloaded tarball on your home directory or any other suitable place

    $ tar -xvjf ametro-0.4.tar.bz2

Prepare your kylix compiler environment, running the kylixpath script

    $ source /path_to/kylix3/bin/kylixpath

Run make

    $ make

Optionally, install program as root

    $ make install



Binary Tarball Install

Unpack the tarball in your home or any other suitable place.
    $ tar -xvjf ametro-0.4-i586.tar.bz2
Change current directory
    $ cd ametro-0.4-i586
Run setup script as root
    $ ./


Every required library is statically compiled into the executable file, except:
From Borland:
From other sources:
You need to have installed every above listed libraries to use the program.
Get them from the following packages for your Linux distribution:
libborqt (7.5 Mb) is a Borland Kylix runtime library, you can download a copy from:

After installing libborqt into /usr/lib/kylixlibs3, you should edit /etc/
adding the new library directory, and run ldconfig (as root)
    $ echo "/usr/lib/kylixlibs3" >> /etc/
    $ ldconfig
If you use Red Hat, Mandrake or Debian, there are some easy-to-install packages at:


Copyright 2002-2003, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas <>
Bug reports and comments are welcome.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307  USA