insTuner - Chromatic Tuner
By Xiao Yixiang
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insTuner is a chromatic tuner that helps you tune instruments quickly and accurately. It also features a Tone Generator just like a pitch pipe with four different wave forms.
With advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processing) algorithm, it is highly accurate (±1/1000 semitone or ±0.1 cent precision). Rather than providing only one mode like other tuners, insTuner supports different tuning modes applicable to different situations, such as Instant Tuning Mode for quick tune and play, Fine and Strobe Modes for accurate tuning, FFT Mode for sound analysis etc. What's more, many advanced features are provided such as Concert A calibration, historical temperaments and transpositions, which make it more powerful than other tuners.
insTuner is well-designed and easy to use. It features a unique "fixed" note wheel, which helps you to find the position of detected pitch easily. You can also use it as an electronic pitch pipe to tune by ear, matching the generated tones.
It is suitable for tuning acoustic or electric guitar and bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, bowed strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, timpani and more. In fact, almost any instrument that sustains a tone can be tuned using insTuner. It supports Line-in Mode as well as Built-in Microphone Mode. Clip Microphone is supported too.
=== FEATURES ===
* Universal App, purchase once, available on all of your iOS devices: iPhone/iPhone5/iPod/iPad.
* Supports both Landscape and Portrait mode
* Precise to ±1/1000 semitone (±0.1 cent)
* Tuning Range from C0 to B8, covering the range of almost all of musical instruments
* Instant Tuning Mode
* Strobe Tuning Mode
* Fine Tuning Mode with a highly responsive tuning meter for perfect tuning
* FFT Tuning Mode for frequency analysis with Log, Linear or Note Display options
* Real-time Spectrogram Mode with Log, Linear, Note and Median Frequency Display options for real-time audio analysis
* Well-designed "Fixed" note wheel display
* Adjustable A4 (Concert A) calibration in 0.1 Hz increments
* >30 historical temperaments
* 5 notations
* Needle damping
* Customizable transposition options for transposing instruments
* Tone generator with four wave forms
* Line-in and Built-in Microphone Modes
=== NOTICE ===
iPod Touch 3rd generation requires an external microphone.
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Our customers said:
"Best tuner I've ever had. I'm a professional clarinetist, and I've told all of my musician friends to use this app."
"I highly recommend this app and who can beat the price. My violin teacher compared it to her personal device. She wants an ipad to get the app for her personal use. "
"This app is absolutely amazing, very clean interface and easy to use :) I'd give it six stars if I could!"
"I have the iPhone 5 and play tenor sax, I compared this to a 40 dollar tuner and its perfect..."
"As a high school band director, I use this tuner more often than my strobo tuner. Besides the obvious portability, it is actually a bit more sensitive than the multi thousand dollar strobo and I Iove the multitude of options!"
"Absolutely love this app. I use it for my guitar, my son's violin and upright bass. The new features are even more amazing..."
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What's New in Version 2.0
###insTuner 2.0, the biggest thing that happened to insTuner !###
Thanks everyone for your support! Lots of powerful features are included in insTuner 2.0:
1. Supported landscape mode
2. Supported iPhone 5
3. Added Strobe Tuner Mode
4. Added 4 notations
5. Added needle damping
6. Optimized user experience
7. Optimized tuning algorithm
Seems to freeze and be inconsistent with notes?
I'm a beginner so take my review with a grain of salt. When I tried to use this I was first a little disappointed it didn't have that usual guitar tuner function where you see the strings you're supposed to be playing. But that's not a big deal, I was able to figure it out. The real problem for me was that after I played a note, the app sometimes seemed to freeze for several seconds and wouldn't pay attention if I played the note again. It also wasn't terribly consistent (perhaps because it's accurate down to a really small margin?) Eventually I became suspicious of how wildly it seemed to swing about when I was tuning one string, and so I just plucked the same string (without adjusting it) a couple times to see what happened. The results were all over the place, from as far left on the tuner as possible to the farthest right! It was on average more towards a certain value but any particular pluck was not reliable. Again maybe I'm just making some dumb beginner mistake... Will change my review if I find that's true!
I am 57 yrs old and started to learn the violin a couple of months ago. I am still learning the finger positions and with this app I know when I have the right spot and I am learning the proper tone at the same time. There is no wondering with this app.
I highly recommend this app and who can beat the price. My violin teacher compared it to her personal device. She wants an ipad to get the app for her personal use.
I have a steel stand and the Ipad case with the magnet. I am able to have the ipad hang partially over the edge of the left side, held by the magnet, and have space for my music book. I play slow and am able to see each note. It is a great learning tool.
Chuck from Michigan
This tuning app-eratus is indeed exquisite in its varied form and magnificent function. Its designer may well earn the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of all the unnecessary sounds that I will avoid making as I practice my violin at home in the presence of my family during this my first year of instruction. And, if i haven't already said enough, I love this app because it is so easy to look at and use. I am satisfied completely, and I am certain that I will be richly rewarded musically for my small expenditure of money.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 20, 2013
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 9.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Xiao Yixiang
- © EUM 2013
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.